UF Clinical Toxicology Faculty
Donna Wielbo, Ph.D.
Academic Qualifications: Professor Wielbo received a master’s degree in forensic science, and was employed by the British Home Office Forensic Science Service before earning a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Currently, Dr. Wielbo is an associate professor in the department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and the program coordinator for all Forensic related programs. Dr. Wielbo is also the academic advisor for the online MS degree programs in Forensic Serology and DNA, and Forensic Science. As an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Wielbo conducted research in the area of hypertension and molecular biology. After conducting genomics research with Curagen corporation, she then worked for the National Forensic Science Technology Center in the area of training and education.
Oliver Grundmann, Ph.D.
Academic Qualifications: Oliver Grundmann received a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and European pharmacist license from the University of Muenster, Germany, in 2004 and started his Ph.D. at the University of Florida shortly thereafter. While continuing his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, he worked for the Forensic Science program after graduating with a master’s degree in Forensic Toxicology and minor in Statistics. His research interests include the search for new treatment options from natural products for CNS diseases such as anxiety disorders and depression as well as structural elucidation and mechanism of action of new drug entities derived from natural products and natural poisons. He also is interested in the implementation and impact of national and international collaborations for curricular development in the natural sciences. Currently, Dr. Grundmann is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy and the Department of Adult and Elderly Nursing, College of Nursing at the University of Florida. He develops and teaches courses for the Distance Education program. In addition, he holds an adjunct assistant professor position with the Pharmaceutical Science department, College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University. Link to faculty website: http://plaza.ufl.edu/grundman/
Nancy Toffolo, M.S.
Academic Qualifications: Nancy Toffolo received her BS in Animal Sciences from the University of Florida in 1996. After working in research for a Life-Sciences mission for NASA, as well as for a private genomics company, she moved to the University of Florida Racing Laboratory where she worked as a Senior Chemist and Scientific Research Manager. During this time she started her MS in Forensic Toxicology, which she completed in 2005. Nancy worked as a teaching assistant for the Forensic Science Program for five years before starting her current position as a Lecturer for the Distance Education Programs in Forensic Science, College of Pharmacy.
Margaret James, Ph.D.
Academic Qualifications: Professor James received her Ph.D. and her DSc degrees from the University of London. She is currently the Jack C. Massey Professor of Pharmacy and Chair of the department of Medicinal Chemistry and a professor of pharmacology at the University of Florida. Dr. James has technical experience in enzymology; analytical and protein chemistry; in vivo/in vitro correlations; the use of fish models for intestinal bioavailability studies, and the use of rat models for drug metabolism studies. Her research interests include factors affecting the metabolism and toxicity of drugs and other xenobiotics in humans and animal species, including aquatic species; drug and xenobiotic biotransformation; mechanistic toxicology; and intestinal bioavailability of xenobiotics; Dr. James has a dynamic and productive, federally funded, research laboratory. Dr. James is also a consultant in the areas of drug metabolism, animal models and toxicology related to metabolism.
Steve Roberts, Ph.D.
Academic Qualifications: Professor Roberts has a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology. He is presently a professor and director of the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology within the College of Veterinary Medicine. He has previously served on the faculties of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati and the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas. He has an extensive background in toxicology and has a strong research program in drug metabolism and toxicity. Dr. Roberts has been well funded by the NIH and has authored over 60 publications including two books in toxicology and risk assessment. His teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in general and advanced toxicology. Dr. Roberts coordinates the drug metabolism and toxicology courses within this program.
Alex Graham, Ph.D.
Academic Qualifications: Alex Graham has taught on the University of Florida’s Forensic Science Distance Education Programs since 2003. Her first degree was in Natural Sciences (Pathology) and she completed her Ph.D. in molecular genetics, molecular biology and cell biology under the supervision of Professor Harrison. She has been involved with a variety of research projects within the Forensic Medicine Section of the University of Edinburgh. Her practical forensic experience comes from part time consultancy with The Forensic Institute, a private consultancy firm, and she is a Member of the Forensic Science Society. She is a Lecturer in Forensic Evidence Analysis at the University of Edinburgh and co-ordinates the educational activities of the University of Edinburgh’s Forensic Medicine section. She is also Scientific Advisor for a Scottish medical research charity.
James M. Madsen, MD, MPH, FCAP, COL, MC-FS, USA
Academic Qualifications: Dr. Madsen is an active-duty Army colonel and combat veteran and is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as in occupational medicine. He has also received the coveted “A” proficiency designator from the Army Surgeon General for outstanding expertise above and beyond board certification. He has nearly two decades of experience in chemical casualty care (including four separate tours of duty at the Chemical Casualty Care Division at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, USAMRICD) and was the team physician for the first trial challenge inspection of Russian chemical-agent storage facilities under the Wyoming Memorandum of Understanding. In addition, he is Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics and Assistant Professor of Pathology and of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He is currently pursuing an Army-sponsored civilian fellowship in medical toxicology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA as well as helping to develop the Chemical Hazard Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) module in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Library of Medicine.
David Harrison, Ph.D.
Academic Qualifications: David Harrison is a medical pathologist who has practiced in a variety of areas including forensic, transplantation and molecular pathology. He is senior pathologist in Edinburgh, Scotland and is also Director of Laboratory Medicine for four local university teaching hospitals, with 19 laboratories covering all disciplines from genetics to microbiology. He is Professor of Pathology at the University of St Andrews, at 600 years of age Scotland’s oldest university. He also honorary professor in the University of Edinburgh. His research interests center around systems medicine, the application of systems biology to medical problems. He chairs the Steering Group of CASyM, a Europe-wide Concerted Action on Implementation of Systems Medicine.
Michael I. Greenberg MD, MPH
Academic Qualifications: Dr. Greenberg currently holds board certifications in three medical specialties: Medical Toxicology, Preventive Medicine (Occupational/Environmental Medicine), and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Greenberg holds the rank of full Professor at several distinguished institutions and is currently Adjunct Professor at the UF where he contributes to UFs Clinical Toxicology Program. He has served as the Program Director for the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Training Program at the Drexel University College of Medicine where he also currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Greenberg is a past president of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT). AACT is the largest organization of clinical toxicologists in the world.