Timothy Hansen PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
and Pharmaceutical Sciences, joined the College of Pharmacy in 2010 after 35 years at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Hansen received his PhD from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan in 1973. His postdoctoral fellowship was spent at Harvard Medical School. Beginning as a faculty member in 1975, Dr. Hansen had an active, NIH-funded research program studying the mechanisms contributing to hypertension in several models of hypertensive rats. He has extensive experience in medical and health education, having served as course director for Medical Neuroscience, Bioethics and other courses, established a major pre-medical graduate program (M.S. in Applied Physiology), and developed a feeder program that has attracted large numbers of minority students to the University. In the Chicago Medical School he directed the offices of Admissions and Records, Curriculum and Student Affairs. He has held national and regional positions in the Group on Student Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He has taught in the areas of physiology, neuroscience and ethics. Dr. Hansen is currently the University Vice President for Faculty Affairs
. Dr. Hansen brings a wealth of experience in health education to the College of Pharmacy
. His contribution to the College will include directing the interprofessional ethics course, and teaching cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology.