About Stephan Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Director of the Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology in Lake Nona (Orlando). He received his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany in 2003 and his license to practice as a pharmacist in Germany in 2005. Dr. Schmidt received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Hartmut Derendorf in 2008, before completing a 3 year postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Prof. Meindert Danhof in the Division of Pharmacology at the Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research in The Netherlands. During his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Schmidt was also a member of the Dutch Top Institute Pharma PK-PD modeling platform.
Dr. Schmidt received the Paul Ehrlich Society for Chemotherapy Thesis Award in 2010, the University of Florida Clinical Translational Science Institute Junior Faculty Pilot Program Award in 2012, the University of Florida Excellence Award for Assistant Professors in 2013, the Tanabe Young Investigator Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) in 2016 and was named International Educator of the Year of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida in 2014. He serves as the Chair of the Special Interest Group on PK/PD and Systems Pharmacology of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and Chair of the Systems Pharmacology Community for the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT). Dr. Schmidt is a Section Editor for the European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and ASCPT’s Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology journal.
His research focuses on the application of Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology tools to address clinically relevant research questions in the area of antimicrobial chemotherapy, pediatrics, diabetes, cardiovascular safety and post-menopausal osteoporosis. Dr. Schmidt published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in highly respected journals in the clinical pharmacology arenas well as 6 book chapters on the application of quantitative analysis techniques in various therapeutic areas. He is the editor of a book entitled, “Applied Pharmacometrics”, published in 2014 as part of an AAPS series on advancing Pharmaceutical Sciences.