Dr. Mehvar received his Pharm.D. degree (1979) from the University of Tehran College of Pharmacy (Tehran, Iran) and his Ph.D. (1988) in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacokinetics) from the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy (Edmonton, Canada). In 1988, Dr. Mehvar joined Drake University College of Pharmacy in Des Moines, IA (USA) as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics where he was eventually promoted to Professor of Pharmaceutics prior to joining Texas Tech School of Pharmacy in 1999. During his academic career, Dr. Mehvar has taught undergraduate and graduate pharmacokinetics courses and conducted research in the areas of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, hepatobiliary disposition of xenobiotics, and pharmacokinetic-based targeted drug delivery approaches. He has received several awards, including Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President’s Award and Texas Tech University System Chancellor’s Award, for both his teaching and research accomplishments.
Pharmacokinetics; Pharmacodynamics; Hepatobiliary disposition; Macromolecular prodrug delivery; Liver transplantation; Liver ischemia-reperfusion injury; Ability-based, outcome-driven learning strategies