Morris Faiman

  • Professor Emeritus
  • School of Pharmacy - Pharmacology & Toxicology
785-864-4003
Office
Malott Hall
University of Kansas
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS, 66045

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1965)
  • B.S., University of Manitoba (1955)

Research Overview

Morris Faiman's research focuses on substance abuse. Specifically, he studies the mechanism of action of agents used in the treatment of alcohol abuse. His research focuses on the specific drug disulfiram and its bioactive metabolites. Faiman also studies on the mechanism(s) by which alcohol can become addictive. In this work, the various disulfiram metabolites are used as pharmacological tools to investigate the role of various brain neurotransmitters to provide a better understanding of substance abuse addiction and how it develops.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, Academy of Toxicology

Events
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 Kansans in need 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