Kenneth L. Audus

School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Administration
Primary office:
School of Pharmacy Building
Room 2050
The University of Kansas
2010 Becker Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
Second office:
School of Pharmacy Building

Dean Kenneth L. Audus earned a B.S. from the University of South Dakota in 1980 and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1984. He was also a postdoctoral associate at KU from 1984-1986.


Selected Publications

Kuhnline Sloan, C. D., Nandi, P., Linz, T. H., Aldrich, J. V., Audus, K. L., & Lunte, S. M. (2012). Analytical and biological methods for probing the blood-brain barrier. Annu Rev Anal Chem, 5, 505–531. DOI:10.1146/annurev-anchem-062011-143002

Audus' research interests focused on the application of endothelial and epithelial cell and tissue culture systems to study mechanisms of drug transport, metabolism, and tissue permeability regulation. His research included establishment of tissue culture systems comprised of brain microvessel endothelium (i.e., the blood-brain barrier) and trophoblasts (i.e., the placental barrier).

Audus served as chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry for six years prior to his appointment as dean in 2004.

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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