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ISU names associate dean for clinical research

Idaho State University has named Rex Force, Pharm.D., the associate dean for clinical research in ISU’s Division of Health Sciences. He will also head ISU’s Idaho Center for Health Research.

Force is a professor of pharmacy practice and family medicine. He directs the ISU Family Medicine Clinical Research Center and has been interim associate dean for clinical research since November. He has been on the ISU faculty since 1993.

Force earned his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Oregon State University and his Pharm.D. from the University of Texas. He completed a clinical research fellowship at Ohio State University. He has been active in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and has written more than 60 professional and research publications.

Force and his collaborators have received grants and contracts of more than $5 million while at ISU. He is the site principal investigator of two research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. His research focuses on the treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

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