LSU Med School Prof To Lead National Research Association

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana State University medical school professor will become president of a national organization for drug researchers.

LSU Health Sciences Center said Friday that Wayne Backes was voted president-elect of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He will take that position July 1, and will become president a year later.

Backes is a professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics and associate dean for research at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine.

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The association's website says elections were held Feb. 15. It says its 5,000 members conduct basic and clinical pharmacological research.



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