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Pharmacokinetics for All

We want to highlight how differences in diet, human physiology and biochemistry across ethnic groups can affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs

Call for pharmacology experts!

We are looking for an expert panel to independently review and provide expert opinion on the results of the research which will be provided in the form of a report. We are aiming to have this ready by mid-March 2021.

The panel will meet in early-mid April 2021 to discuss their review with the project team.

Kindly note that the service of the expert panel is voluntary.

If you would like to join us for this please contact jennifer.koenig@nottingham.ac.uk

Do you teach pharmacokinetics? Or know someone who does?

We are conducting a survey to gain insight on how academics in HE teach inter-ethnic variabilities in PK. This survey is part of a scoping study which involves collecting literature evidence on this subject too. Can you kindly help fill this short survey and pass onto any of your contacts who might be able to participate too? Information on the survey is collected anonymously. If you would like to get in touch, please do so by emailing us on olusola.olafuyi@nottingham.ac.uk and Jennifer.koenig@nottingham.ac.uk .  Thanks for your help

Everyone is different. The way the human body handles medicines varies due to lots of factors. Current teaching covers differences in the young and old and during pregnancy but only highlights a small fraction of pharmacokinetic differences associated with ethnic diversities.

In the first phase of this project we aim to collect evidence about how medicines can be absorbed into the body, distributed within the body and metabolised and excreted and find out how this varies between people.

In the second phase of the project we will turn the evidence we’ve collected into high quality teaching materials then trial and evaluate these with our students before sharing with other universities.

With thanks to the British Pharmacological Society for a Teaching Grant Award to support the freelance project officer role.

Dr Shola Olafuyi

Assistant Professor in Pharmacology,

School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham.

Dr Jenny Koenig

Assistant Professor in Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology,

Division of Medical Sciences & Graduate Entry Medicine, University of Nottingham.