Dr. Mary J. Ruwart received a B.S. in Biochemistry (1970) and a Ph.D. in Biophysics (1974) from Michigan State University. She joined the St. Louis University Medical School’s Department of Surgery as an Instructor and Assistant Professor of Surgery. In 1976, Dr. Ruwart joined The Upjohn Co. Dr. Ruwart left research to devote her time to writing and teaching in 1995. She has authored and reviewed numerous publications dealing with biliary secretions, gut motility, prostaglandins, peptide delivery, renin inhibitors and HIV protease inhibitors.
Dr. Ruwart has written four book chapters, one book (Healing Our World), and holds five U.S. patents. Dr. Ruwart’s scientific, political, and community activities have been profiled in several biographical works, including American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Science and Technology, World’s Who’s Who of Women, International Leaders in Achievement, and Community Leaders of North America.
Raymond R. Carr, R. Ph., received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas in 1968 and practiced retail and hospital pharmacy for the next 10 years. He spent another decade in sales and marketing and subsequently spent twelve years as a marketing specialist with Contract Research Organizations. In 1995, Raymond became a Director of Business Development at Phoenix International and later became V.P. or Business Development at SFBC. Raymond served four years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for SFBC New Drug Services in Charlotte, N. C.
Raymond has an extensive background in oral presentation skills. After post-graduate work in communications at Southern Methodist University, Raymond spent five years as President of the Eagle’s Toastmaster Club in Dallas and entered statewide competition. Raymond specialized in humorous presentations, for which he won several high-level awards, both as an evaluator and as a speech contestant.