Psaty to receive Outstanding Public Service Award
Drug safety expert Bruce Psaty, professor of medicine and of epidemiology, will receive the 2005 UW Outstanding Public Service Award, which will be presented during the 35th Annual Recognition Ceremony, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9, in UW's Meany Hall.
Psaty is being honored for his efforts to alert health professionals, government leaders, and the public to the risks and benefits of various drug therapies, including lipid-lowering drugs, high blood pressure medications, and COX-2 inhibitors.
He is a national leader in encouraging better post-market surveillance of Food and Drug Administration-approved medications. Supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, Psaty conducts his research at the UW Cardiovascular Health Institute.