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Victor J. Hruby, PhD, Lauded for Excellence in Education

Dr. Hruby lends decades of expertise to his work with the University of Arizona

    TUCSON, AZ, April 07, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Victor J. Hruby, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Originally driven to study history, philosophy and sociology, Dr. Hruby changed course after becoming fascinated with the sciences. He subsequently attended the University of North Dakota, from which he received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and mathematics, as well as a Master of Science in chemistry in 1960 and 1962, respectively. Following this accomplishment, Dr. Hruby earned a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from Cornell University in 1965.

Upon his commencement, Dr. Hruby began as an instructor in the Department of Biochemistry at Cornell University's Medical College. Two years later, he became a research associate in the Department of Chemistry before transferring his expertise to other institutions, including the National Institutes of Health and the University of Arizona. Throughout the course of his career, he worked for the University of Arizona as an associate professor, professor and Regents professor. Having earned the distinguished title of a professor emeritus, Dr. Hruby previously earned distinction as a professor of medical pharmacology, neuroscience and research.

In order to remain aware of changes in the field, Dr. Hruby aligns himself with the American Chemical Society, the International Neuropeptide Society, the American Peptide Society, the Protein Society and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Previously, he retained affiliation with Task Force for Review of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, the American Institute of Chemists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, to name only a few. Due to his outstanding breadth of knowledge, Dr. Hruby has contributed to more than 1,300 publications as either an author or editorial board member, including the Investigational Drugs Journal, the Journal of Peptide Research, the Open Medicinal Chemistry Journal and the International Journal of Peptide and Protein Research.

In light of his professional achievements, Dr. Hruby has been bestowed with various accolades, earning an honorary doctoral degree from the Free University of Brussels in 1989 and a plethora of distinguished lecturer opportunities through Creighton University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Baghdad and the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal. More recently, he was recognized with the Arizona Technology Innovator of the Year Award, the Goodman Scientific Excellence and Mentorship Award and the Governor's Award from the State of Arizona, among many others. Looking toward the future, Dr. Hruby intends to continue serving in his numerous positions with the University of Arizona.

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