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Barbara Gladson, PT, OT, PhD

Barbara Gladson Instructor Bio:
Dr. Gladson has earned a BS from the University of Pennsylvania in Occupational Therapy, a MS degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia and a PhD in Pharmacology from the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Health Professions, and the Director of the Rutgers BioPharma Educational Initiative, MS in Clinical Trial Sciences, which educates individuals seeking to enter the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Dr. Gladson's areas of teaching include Medical Pathophysiology, Pharmacokinetics, Cultural Diversity in Clinical Trials and Pharmacology. She has developed several web-based courses and has recently completed a textbook in pharmacology. Dr. Gladson’s research interests include methodology to improve subject recruitment efforts in clinical trials as well as in educating the public on the value of participating in a drug trial.

Barbara Gladson's Continuing Education Courses

General Principles of Pharmacology

General Principles of Pharmacology

Physical and Occupational Therapy literature provides limited coverage of medications commonly seen in practice. Additionally, these sources of information provide only superficial coverage of pharmacologic principles and how these relate… Read Morearrow_right

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Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension

Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension

This course, taught by Dr. Barbara Gladson, reviews the major categories of drugs used to treat high blood pressure. Students will learn the mechanism of action, indications, and adverse drug reactions associated with these agents. They… Read Morearrow_right

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Drug Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease

Drug Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease

This course summarizes the pathophysiology of cardiac disease with regard to its pharmacologic treatment. Students will learn about nitroglycerin and how to use the patient’s response to differentiate angina from an MI. Students will… Read Morearrow_right

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Pharmacologic Treatment of Diabetes

Pharmacologic Treatment of Diabetes

This course reviews the pathophysiology and drug treatment for Type 1 Diabetes. The synthesis and release of insulin as well as its stimulus for release is discussed. Students will review exogenous insulin treatment and learn how patients… Read Morearrow_right

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