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Philip D. Hansten

Philip Hansten is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. After receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California at San Francisco, he held positions at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology  (working on drug interaction research with Professor Stanley N. Cohen) and at Washington State University. His books on drug interactions have sold over one million copies since 1971 and have been translated into 7 languages. He has lectured widely in North America, and given more than 50 lectures in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

Hansten received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the UCSF School of Pharmacy in 1989, and received teaching awards from students at the University of Washington and Washington State University. He gave the 2007 commencement address at the UCSF School of Pharmacy (link below).

He works in philosophy as well, and since 2003 has taught philosophy of science at University of Washington and UCSF. His YouTube lectures on Stoic philosophy have been widely viewed. (link below) But his proudest moments were when his faux booklet Lascivious Leucocephalus on mating bald eagles was featured on Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report. (link below)

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