Faculty Highlight May 22, 2019
Desuo Wang, PhD, MD
This month's faculty highlight features Dr. Desuo Wang, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at PCOM Georgia.
Why did you choose a career in pharmacy education?
Pharmacy education is a highly respected career in society. It fosters the success
of pharmacists to provide healthcare services to the community. Working together with
collegial colleagues and watching the growth of our motivated students in a friendly
environment day by day makes my personal life meaningful, fruitful and grateful.
What is your research interest?
I was trained as a pharmacologist to study signal transduction of ion channel regulation.
Recently my research interests have switched to more translational research direction.
I am working with a group of pharmacy students at PCOM to develop a medication management
device that may help visually impaired patients to improve their adherence of drug
treatment. I am also interested in studying the beneficial effects of Tai Chi exercise
on parasympathetic nervous system and the enteric nervous system.
What advice do you have for a person considering a career in pharmacy?
Pharmacy is a rewarding career. Pharmacists plays critical roles on healthcare teams
by practicing pharmacy, patient care and safeguard against medication misuse. When
you consider a career in pharmacy, you need to know that you are making a commitment
to be a professional caregiver, a life-long learner and a role model in your community.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy.