Claire Mary Lathers

Title: Clinical Pharmacologist

Company: Private Practice

Location: Albany, NY United States


  • Honoree, Citation for Service to the Nation, President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama  (2012)
  • Credentialed Senior Biomedical Research Scientist, Food and Drug Administration for International Recognition of Research in Two Areas of Cardiovascular Neural Autonomic Dysfunction Associated with Space Flight and Sudden Death in Persons with Epilepsy and Professional Management Experience in Drug Development, the Business World and Clinical Pharmacology, Approved by Commissioner Jane E. Henney, MD and Signed by The Honorable Secretary Donna E. Shalala, MD, Department of Health and Human Services (1999)
  • Assigned Lead, Post-911 Biomedical Countermeasures FDA, NIH, NASA, Academia, Industry (2002-2003)
  • Invited Member, FDA Commissioner’s Senior Science Council (1999-2002)
  • Attendee, Federal Executive Institute, Building High Performance Organizations for 21st Century and Leadership for a Democratic Society (1999)
  • Recipient, Visiting Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center and Lunar Planetary Institute (1988-2003, 2013-2016)
  • First Woman President and Dean, Professor of Pharmacology, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Union University (1994-1996)
  • Elected, First Woman President, American College Clinical Pharmacology Organization (1994-1996)
  • Elected Treasurer, American College Clinical Pharmacology (1992-1994)
  • Honorary Regent Status for Life, American College Clinical Pharmacology (1996-Present)
  • Chief Scientific Officer, Barr Pharmaceuticals (1996-1998)
  • Clerk, Appellate Law (2010-2013)
  • Author and Co-Author Collaborator, 300+ Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications, Reviews, Book Chapters, Abstracts and Three Complete Issues of the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Author (co-editor): (4 books) Lathers et al. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: Mechanisms and New Methods for Analyzing Risks (2015), Lathers et al. Sudden Death in Epilepsy: Forensic and Clinical Issues (2011), Lathers and Schraeder Epilepsy and Sudden Death (1990), Frankl, Roberts, Lathers Cardiovascular Therapeutics in Clinical Practice (1984)
  • Section Editor, Education Series: Innovative Teaching Methods, Medical & Pharmacy Schools, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Presenter, 140 National, International Scientific and Medical Meetings
  • TV, Radio Interviews, Press Conferences and Speeches 31 (1982-2002)
  • Recipient, Nathan Quick Distinguished Service Award, Profession of Clinical Pharmacology, American College of Clinical Pharmacology (1997)
  • Invited Lecturer, Annual Edward William Hawthorne Memorial Lecture, Howard University Sigma XI (1996)
  • Recipient, President’s Award, Grateful Recognition of Outstanding Leadership and Service to the College as its President, American College of Clinical Pharmacology (1996)
  • Assisted NYS Schools of Pharmacy and NYS Board of Regents to Change a Five-Year BS Pharmacy Degree to a Six-Year PharmD and to drop the Seven-Year-PharmD degree to the Six-Year Program (1994-1996)
  • Selected to Meet Russian Cosmonaut at NASA JSC During Cold War (1988)
  • Selected by Pharma Senior VP to Characterize a New Russian Compound (1984-1985)
  • Honoree, Best Scientific Exhibit, Intraosseous Route, American College of Emergency Physicians (1985)
  • Interviewee, NBC TV 30 Minutes with Lisa Adams (1982)
  • Recipient, Key to City of Pittsburgh, Mayor’s Press Conference (1982)
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary PA (1980-1982)
  • Presenter, “Meet the Expert: Autonomic Nervous System” American College of Cardiology Fireside Chat Annual Meeting (1977)
  • Honoree, Finalist, Young Investigator Competition, American College of Cardiology (1976)
  • Recipient, Faculty Award, Pharma Foundation (1975-1977)
  • Recipient, Merck Faculty Award (1975)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (1975)
  • Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Assistant Professor, Instructor, The Medical College of Pennsylvania (Now Drexel University College of Medicine) (1975-1988)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, The Medical College of Pennsylvania (Now Drexel University College of Medicine) (1973-1975)
  • Honoree, Dean’s List, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (1965-1969)
  • Recipient, Lee N and Grace Veeder Award (1964-1969)
  • Honoree, Highest Cum NYS Regents Student, Fonda-Fultonville High School (1964)
  • Recipient, Award for Leadership, Honor, Service, Scholarship, Courage For God and Country, Semper Fidelis, The American Legion (1964)
  • Featured Listee, Inductee Albert Marquis Worldwide Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2011)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America Science and Engineering (2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East (1981, 1990)
  • Featured Listee, Outstanding Young Women of America (1975, 1976, 1978)


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Pharmacology, State University of New York, University at Buffalo
  • Pre-Doctoral Training, National Institutes of Health, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Albany College Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Union University
  • Internationally Recognized Scientist, Clinical Pharmacologist, Pharmacologist, Pharmacist

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