Zaske Darwin, age 54 of North Oaks on May 4. Professor at the U of M Mpls. College of Pharmacy and a pioneer in treatment of burn patients and individualized drug dosing. He earned his undergraduate & Dr. of Pharmacy degrees from the U of M and published more than 100 scientific manuscripts & contributed to more than 20 textbooks. He has been a member of the U of M College of Pharmacy faculty since 1975. He was also director of pharmaceutical services at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center in St. Paul from 1978 to 1995. He received the Hallie Bruce Memorial Award from the Minnesota Society of Health System Pharmacists, the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Award for Achievement for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Hospital Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacists Russell Miller Award and a Governors Commendation for 10 years of service on the Minnesota Medicaid Drug Formulatry Committee. Zaske pioneered the post-doctoral training program for clinical pharmacists. Zaske was known nationally and internationally for his work on individualized antibiotic therapy for burn patients. In 1976, he was co-author on a groundbreaking study that determined that burn patients often required much higher doses of antibiotics than previously thought to successfully treat infections. The results from this study are now protocol in treatment of burn patients. Memorials can be directed to the U of M Foundations c/o Darwin Zaske Memorial Fund, College of Pharmacy 5-138 WDH, 308 Harvard St. S.E., Mpls., MN 55455. More information will be available at www. johnsonmemorialhome. com. The College of Pharmacy will hold a memorial service on May 21. Details to be announced later.
Published on May 11, 2003
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