Dr. Stephan Schmidt installed into Certara Endowed Professorship

University of Florida College of Pharmacy Dean Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., presents Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D., F.C.P., with his endowed professorship chair at the Celebrating Distinction ceremony Oct. 26.

Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D., F.C.P., an associate professor in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, was installed as the inaugural Certara Endowed Professorship recipient at UF Health’s sixth annual Celebrating Distinction ceremony Oct. 26.

Schmidt is an associate chair of the department of pharmaceutics and the associate director of the Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology at the Lake Nona campus. The professorship he received was established by Certara, the global leader in model-informed drug development and regulatory science. The professorship will strengthen the relationship between the college’s academic program and industry to drive innovation and enhance the application of leading-edge science to solve current challenges.

A 2008 Ph.D. graduate of the UF College of Pharmacy, Schmidt completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Netherlands before returning to Florida. He joined the faculty in the college as an assistant professor in 2012. Schmidt’s research focuses on the application of pharmacometrics and systems pharmacology tools to address clinically relevant research questions in the areas of antimicrobial chemotherapy, pediatrics, diabetes, cardiovascular safety and postmenopausal osteoporosis.

He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in highly respected journals in the clinical pharmacology arenas, as well as four book chapters on the application of quantitative analysis techniques in various therapeutic areas. Schmidt serves as the chair of the Special Interest Group on Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics and Systems Pharmacology of the International Pharmaceutical Federation and chair of the Systems Pharmacology Community for the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.