Assistant professor earns national research award

January 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Assistant professor earns national research award


BUIES CREEK - Julie Hall, PhD, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, recently received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s New Investigator Award.

The award provides $10,000 as start-up funding for new pharmacy faculty’s research programs.

This year, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy received nearly 150 submissions for the award. On average, 12 to 18 grants are awarded annually in eight different academic areas.  Hall received the award for the biological sciences category in which 43 applications were received.

In addition to the start-up funds, the award covers expenses for travel and registration to the 2013 AACP Annual Meeting where Hall will present her research findings.

Hall’s proposal investigates how specific chemicals interact with the body and contribute to the development of obesity. The AACP award will further support her research efforts.

Hall joined Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in the fall of 2009. She currently teaches anatomy and physiology courses for both the pharmacy and physician assistant programs.

After earning her PhD in Pharmacology from Duke University, Hall completed the National Institutes of Health SPIRE teaching post-doctoral program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She continued her career in academia as a research professor at Duke University, and as an adjunct assistant professor of biology at Elon University, Durham Technical Community College and Saint Joseph College in Hartford, Conn. 

At Saint Joseph she also served as an online course director for graduate courses in pharmacology, toxicology and pathophysiology. Before arriving at Campbell, Hall was a research investigator at the Hamner Institute of Biological Sciences in Research Triangle Park.