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Evans William

The 2007 ADLM Lectureship Award

Dr. Evans has been director and chief executive officer of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., since 2004. He holds the St. Jude Endowed Chair at the University of Tennessee Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine. He has held many positions at each institution. From 1986 to 2002, he chaired the pharmaceutical department at St. Jude and was “pharmacist in charge” from 1986 to 1995. A University of Tennessee professor since 1983, he chaired the department of clinical pharmacy from 1983 to 1991. For the past 30 years, his research at St. Jude has focused on the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents in children. For this research, he has received three consecutive National Institutes of Health MERIT Awards from the National Cancer Institute. The major thrust of his pharmacogenomics research is acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children. Dr. Evans has authored more than 300 articles and book chapters, has edited several textbooks and scientific journals, and has received several national awards for his research. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2002.