POMONA, Calif. – August 13, 2007 – Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Pharmacy on Tuesday announced the addition of Moses S.S. Chow, PharmD as Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of the Center for Advancement of Drug Research and Evaluation (CADRE). Dr. Chow has a distinguished record in pharmacy education and research, having recently come from the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he was Director of the School of Pharmacy (1998-2006) and Director of the Drug Development Center (2000-2006). Formerly, he was at the University of Connecticut for 25 years as a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy with a joint appointment in Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology (tenure track). Dr. Chow received his PharmD from the University of California at San Francisco, and he completed a residency in Clinical Pharmacy from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. Dr. Chow holds three patents, and has over 300 articles, book chapters, monographs and over 300 abstracts and invited presentations. He has mentored or co-supervised 40 Masters, Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Chow has served on numerous advisory and editorial boards, and in leadership capacities for numerous professional organizations. The newly formed CADRE has four goals: to generate knowledge to improve safe, appropriate, and cost-effective use of medications; promote the role of pharmacists in medication therapy management through evidence- based practice; promote translational research, which provides a link between laboratory and applied sciences; and support quality training of graduate students, post doctoral fellows and the development of clinical scientists.