During my years on the faculty I have served on numerous Doctoral Supervisory Committees, often as the Graduate School Representative. In addition, I served a term on the Graduate School Council.
Sitting as a member of the Human Subjects Committee (often called the Institutional Review Board), provided insight into many ethical and moral issues associated with the use of human subjects in research, as well as practical everyday problems of how to perform such research.
As a member of School of Medicine Councils for Academic Affairs and University Relations I was privy to the ins and outs, respectively of major questions that arise in such a complex, competitive institution.
In addition to the above services, which are typical of most faculty members, I served as the Acting Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology from 1975-1977.
The Western Pharmacology Society, which was founded by the first Chairman of the University of Washington Department of Pharmacology, James M. Dille, has been an important part of my professional life. I served as a counselor for several years, and as the President of WPS in 1989. I currently serve on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the Western Pharmacology Society.