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Victoria E. Richards, MAS, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Victoria Richards has devoted her career to curriculum development and educating medical students about pharmacology and toxicology. Her educational research interests include developing pharmacology competencies in an integrated medical curriculum, patient safety, prescribing inequities, and neuropharmacology. Dr. Richards has developed educational and assessment and evaluation materials and presented this information to fellow educators.

Education and Training

  • BS, Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
  • MAS, Biology and Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology, The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Postdoctoral Fellow/Scholar, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Postdoctoral Fellow/Scholar, Department of Comparative Physiology, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Postdoctoral Fellow/Scholar, Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University

Years

Selected Prior Positions

2009-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Sciences
School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona
2011-2012 Adjunct Instructor
Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa, Arizona
2011-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Sciences
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
2013 Director of Curriculum Management/Student Assessment
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
2013-present Member
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
2013-present Member
National Association of Medical Minority Educators
2013-2014 Co-Chair
LCME Task Force Section II (Educational Program) for Provisional Accreditation, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University
2013-2017 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Sciences
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University
2013-2017 Director of Assessment
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University
2015-2016 Co-Chair
LCME Task Force Standards 6–9 for Full Accreditation, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University
2016-present Member
American College of Clinical Pharmacology

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Richards VE, Chau B, White MR, McQueen CA. Hepatic gene expression and lipid homeostasis in C57Bl/6 mice exposed to hydrazine or acetylhydrazine. Toxicol Sci 2004 Nov;82(1):318-32.
  • Arias HR, Richards VE, Ng D, Ghafoori ME, Le V, Mousa V. Role of non-neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in angiogenesis. Int J Biochem Cell Biol 2009 Jul;41(7):1441-51.
  • Herbst J, Richards VE, Schramm M, Mattie A. First Amendment Protection of Evidence-Based Promotion of Prescription Drugs: A Study of Published Clinical Evidence Supporting Off Label Promotion in the US. Pharm Med 2017 Oct; 31(5):309-315.
  • Kim J, Richards V, Cassel C. Have We Overengineered Undergraduate Medical Education? Creating an “educational home” to teach patient-centered foundational sciences. (in preparation)