Dr. Gary O. Rankin was recently appointed to the Board of Publications Trustees by ASPET’s Council. He will fill the at-large position on the BPT being vacated by Emily Scott when she becomes chair on January 1, 2020. Dr. Rankin is vice dean for basic sciences and professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. He has been an active member of the Society, serving on the Program Committee and the Science Policy Committee, as chair of the Division of Toxicology, and was ASPET’s representative to the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. He is currently an associate editor for JPET.
Beyond ASPET, Dr. Rankin has served as secretary and president of the Association of Medical School Pharmacology Chairs and has been active in the Society of Toxicology. He has served on numerous medical school, department, and university committees. Dr. Rankin has served as an editorial board member or associate editor for several journals such as Toxicology and Applied Toxicology, Chemico-Biological Interactions, European Journal of Toxicological Sciences, Toxicology, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, and others. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for dozens of journals.
Dr. Rankin has been an ASPET member since 1985 and is a member of the Division for Drug Metabolism and Disposition and the Division for Toxicology.