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News Release

Date: 11/8/2006

ATSU-Mesa faculty collaborate on audiology publication

ASHS faculty contribute to first pharmacology text for professional audiologists

MESA, Ariz. – Three faculty members from ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences have co-authored a chapter in a soon-to-be-published audiology text, “Pharmacology and Ototoxicity for Audiologists.” The chapter deals with the use of drugs in the treatment of disease and individual variations in patient-drug responsiveness.

Tabitha Parent-Buck, Au.D., chair of audiology; Henry Trahan, Au.D., assistant professor of audiology; and O.T. Wendel, Ph.D., associate provost of the ATSU-Mesa campus, covered patient age, diet, compliance with prescribed regimen, and genetics and the significant differences in how individuals respond to drugs. 


A.T. Still University is the leading institution at the forefront of multidisciplinary healthcare education founded on the principles of whole person care. It boasts the nation’s newest – and Arizona’s first – dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health,and the world’s first osteopathic medical school, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The University also provides osteopathic medical education through its newest school, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. In addition, it offers online health management training programs through its School of Health Management and trains healthcare professionals in several allied health fields through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.