Dr. Sidhartha D. Ray was presented with the 2014 Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award by Manchester University. He serves as a professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and was the founding chair of that department at Manchester University College of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to joining Manchester, Dr. Ray has served as professor of PScs at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of Long Island University, New York for nearly two decades. Dr. Ray’s seminal discoveries have provided clear understandings on the dynamic role of apoptosis and necrosis in drug-induced organ toxicity and have influenced the development of safety measures for a stunning variety of xenobiotics, phytochemicals and nutraceuticals.
Based on his contributions to teaching, service and scholarship to health sciences in general, Dr. Ray received multiple prestigious awards, including the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology’s national research award (1996), Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN) honor in 1999, the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching Pharmacy (2005), the Biennial Abraham Krasnoff Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement (2008), the Society of Toxicology’s ‘Undergraduate Educator of the Year’ national award (2013), and the Manchester University’s ‘Outstanding Scholar of the Year’ award (2014). Dr. Ray perseveres to promote ‘Lifelong Learning’ strategies among his students and clearly models his beliefs as a mentor. He has been a member of ASPET since 1999 and primarily affiliated with the Division of Toxicology.