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Barbara H Gladson, PHD

Department : Rehabilitation And Movement Sciences

Academic Title: Professor
Administrative Title(s): Associate Dean   Director   Interim Chair Joint Appointment Title : Professor  
Department : Rehabilitation & Movement Sciences  
School: School of Health Professions  
Campus: Newark  

Office Address:
65 Bergen Street 
Stanley S. Bergen Building, Rm 120
Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: (973) 972-2375


Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
Title Authors Where and When
Pediatric Gastroesophageal reflux Disease Smith, T., Ziegler, J., Gladson, B. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 24: 114-121 (2009 )
Cardiovascular Pharmacology for Rehab Specialists. 2009 Gladson, B.H., Holz, M.A. Vol. : (2009 )
Drug Treatment for Diabetes. An Independent Home Study Course for Healthcare Professionals. Gladson, B Vol. : (2009 )
Drug Treatment for Pain & Inflammation, An Independent Home Study Course for Healthcare Professionals Gladson, B.H., Holz, M.A. Vol. : (2009 )
The development of a online education program in Clinical Recruitment Sciences Gladson, B. O Neill, B Drug Information Association Annual Meeting, . Vol. : (2008 )
Pharmacology for Physical Therapists Gladson BH Vol. : (2006 )
Guest Editorial: Pharmacology and the neurologic physical therapist Gladson BH Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Vol. 27: 90 (2003 )
Intrathecal baclofen: A new treatment approach for severe spasticity in patients with stroke Ibrahim, M, Wurpel, J, Gladson, B. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Vol. 27: 142 (2003 )
Picrotoxin Blockade of Invertebrate Glutamate-Gated Chloride Channels: Subunit Dependence and Evidence for Binding Within the Pore Etter, A, Cully, DF, Liu, KK, Reiss, BH, Vassilatis, DK, Schaeffer, JM, Arena, JP. Journal of Neurochemistry. . Vol. 72: 318 (1999 )
Detection of L-type Calcium Channels and Their Relationship to Glucagon Release in INR1G9 Cells. Reiss, B.H., Leonard, R., Hayes, E., Parmar, R., Schaeffer, J., Fehman, H.C., and Arena 41st Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. Vol. : (1997 )
Award Year
Masters Educators Guild 2007
Excellence in Teaching Award 2002
IAIMS Faculty Development Project: Integrated Advanced information Management Systems Grant 2003
Editorial Board of the Journal of Hand Therapy 1991
Research Interests
Pharmacology, Clinical Drug Trials, Drug-Exercise Interactions, Subject Recruitment for Clinical Trials
Research Grants
Title Sponsor Effective Dates Role
The effect of supervised exercise on immune, physical, and psychological status in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy SHRP Foundation Grant 2006 - Ongoing Principle Investigator
Title Details
Director of the MS in Clinical Trial Sciences  8/09 Dr. Gladson is a Professor with appointments in both the School of Health Related Professions and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, her MS in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1985, and her PhD in Pharmacology from UMDNJ in 1998. Dr. Gladson's past research includes electrophysiological studies on ion channels responsible for glucagon release conducted at Merck & Co. She has also performed clinical research in the area of hand injury and rehabilitation, oncology, and clinical investigation. Dr. Gladson is the Director of the UMDNJ Biopharma Educational Initiative. This initiative is a collaboration effort of the Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health, and Biomedical Science schools to develop graduate degree programs in clinical research. Dr. Gladson's areas of teaching include medical Pathophysiology, Pharmacokinetics, Cultural Diversity in Clinical Trials and Pharmacology. She has developed several web-based courses and has recently completed a textbook in pharmacology. Dr. Gladsons is intricately involved in the University efforts to improve conduct and subject recruitment in clinical trials as well as educating the public on the value of participating in a clinical trial. She also is active in the Drug Information Association, holding several committee chair positions. Her current research interests include the use of Patient Targeted Informatics to help recruit minority volunteers to clinical trials

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