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Marvin Pankaskie

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Recent publications

  • Inhibitors of Polyamine Biosynthesis. 9. Effects of S-Adenosy 1-L-methionine Analogues on Mammalian Aminopropyltransferases in Vitro and Polyamine Biosynthesis in Transformed Lymphocytes

    • Pankaskie M
    • Abdel-Monem M
    • Raina A
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  • Cardenolide Analogs. 2. 22-Methylenecard-14-Enolides

    • Fullerton D
    • Gilman T
    • Pankaskie M
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Professional experience

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

St. John Fisher College

May 2006 - June 2012(6 years)

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Palm Beach Atlantic University

June 2001 - July 2006(5 years)

Design and Development Group

Gold Standard Multimedia, Inc.

May 1999 - August 2001(2 years)

Associate Professor of Biomedicinal Chemistry

University of Nebraska - Medical Center

July 1983 - June 1995(12 years)

Assistant Professor

Ferris State University

January 1980 - May 1983(3 years)


M.S. in Library and Information Studies

Syracuse University

June 2009 - August 2012(3 years)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Center for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh

June 1995 - April 1999(4 years)

Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry

University of Minnesota

August 1974 - December 1979(5 years)

B.S. in Pharmacy

University of Nebraska - Medical Center

August 1969 - May 1974(5 years)


Dr. Pankaskie received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1974 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha NE) and his Ph.D. in 1979 from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis MN). He has served on the faculty of Ferris State University in Big Rapids MN (1980 83), the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha NE (198395), the University of Pittsburgh Center for Biomedical Informatics (1995 99), and Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach FL (20016) before coming to St. John Fisher College. While at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Dr. Pankaskie served in numerous capacities within the College of Pharmacy (teaching, service, professional organizations, graduate program advising, recruiting, promotion and tenure, and admissions) and served on a number of Centerwide committees and collaborative programs. His teaching responsibilities included medicinal chemistry and natural products, chemotherapeutics, and an elective drug analysis laboratory. His research, supported by grants from the NIH/NCI, National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, and the Walter Reed Institute for Research, focused on the design and synthesis of various nucleoside and non nucleoside antiviral agents, rigid polyamine derivatives for the study of polyamine-induced aptosis and cell growth regulation, the use of polyamine based polymers in drug delivery, and the design of selective adenosine receptors antagonists in the regulation of cardiac arrhythmias. In 1995, Dr. Pankaskie was awarded a National Library of Medicine Fellowship in Informatics to study the use of new technologies in drug information management and clinical decision support. During this time, he was co developer on the CLEM (Clinical Event Monitoring) Project under the direction of Dr. Michael Wagner of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). This project, and many of the clinical rules that were developed for alerting clinicians to potential drug interactions, drug dosing errors, adverse eactions, and inappropriate drug therapies, was later incorporated into the new hospital information system (Cerner Millennium) being implemented at UPMC and is still in use today. During his tenure at the UPMC, Dr. Pankaskie became interested in a new drug information database being designed by Gold Standard Multimedia, which was being developed along with a new webbased interface and patient profile module. In 1999, he joined the staff of Gold Standard and began working on the conversion of existing text based drug information files into a relational database and the new online web site which included searchable modules for drug product information, drug interactions, drug therapy protocols, drug product identification, therapeutic indications, patient education information, adverse effects, as well as a patient profile module that allowed users to create individual patient therapy records supported by the backend drug information database. In 2001, Clinical Pharmacology® was awarded the Microsoft "Built To Win" Grand Prize Award for its use of Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Visual Developer, and Microsoft Exchange Server in the commercial production process. Clinical Pharmacology®, and its backend database, can now be found as the primary online drug information reference in many pharmacies, hospitals, and online health and well ness web sites, as well as many drug information centers and pharmacy schools/colleges. In 2001, Dr. Pankaskie joined the faculty of the newly opened Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University and continued to pursue his interest in informatics, new technologies in education, and information management. He was co developer of the PBA Drug Information Center along with Dr. Wesley Lindsey and staff from the Warren Library and facilitated the adoption of new technologies in the classroom (student response system, white board style podium monitors, Web CT and eCollege course management systems, web based case study evaluations, and off-campus library access for students and preceptors). His teaching responsibilities focused pharmacodynamics, microbiology/virology, chemotherapeutics, natural products, and principles of drug analysis. During this period he continued to serve as a contributing editor for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, as coeditor of the column entitled PharmacoInformatics along with Dr. Seena Zierler Haines of the School's Department of Pharmacy Practice. In 2004 he was selected as Teacher of the Year by the faculty and students of the Gregory School of Pharmacy. When the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at SJFC announced its opening in the spring of 2006, newly appointed Dean Scott Swigart (a Nebraska alumnus with whom Dr. Pankaskie had worked with briefly while on the faculty of UNMC) recruited Dr. Pankaskie to help develop a new curriculum, enhance the existing biomedical library holdings to support the curriculum, and assist in the recruitment of additional basic science and clinical faculty ("he made me an offer I couldn't refuse"). Since then, Dr. Pankaskie has been involved in teaching (physiology, systems pharmacology, natural products, chemo-therapeutics, drug information retrieval and evaluation, and health care informatics), research (drug stability analysis, compounding formulations, curricular assessment, information management and decision support), and service (Library and Learning Resources Committee, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Educational Technology Committee, AACP Task Force on Informatics Requirements in Pharmacy Curricula, and the Medical Informatics Association's Pharmacoinformatics Working Group). He is lead contributor on The Drug Information Forum blog, The New Alchemist: A Healthcare Informatics and Decisions Support Project web site, and is a contributor to the PharmLib Wiki developed by K.T. Vaughn at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Pankaskie has been an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Medical Informatics Association, the Medical Library Association and the American Chemical Society. In 2005, he was voted Teacher of the Year at the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University and served as a consulting editor for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association from 2001 to 2006. In 1995 was awarded a Post Doctoral Fellowship from the National Library of Medicine to pursue work at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on decision support systems in clinical medicine and in 2000 was a co developer of Clinical Pharmacology®, a database driven web based drug information and clinical decision support application now published by Gold Standard/Elsevier. In addition to his interest in informatics, Dr. Pankaskie has been the principle investigator on research grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, the American Heart Association, the National Science Foundation, and the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research.


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