Member Bios: Sipes, Sredzinksi, Watanabe, Wheeler

Dr. I. Glenn Sipes is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. While at Arizona, his research program focused on the biotransformation of xenobiotics and on chemical-induced liver and ovarian injury. He authored over 250 research publications and was a co-editor-in-chief of Comprehensive Toxicology (13 volumes). For 29 years he served as head of the Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the UA College of Pharmacy and of Pharmacology in the UA College of Medicine. He was also the founding director of both the Center for Toxicology and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center. 

Dr. Sipes participated in a number of professional/scientific organizations. He served as president of the Society of Toxicology and was editor of its journal, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. He also served as president of the International Union of Toxicology. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee of Toxicology, as well as its Board of Environmental Health Sciences Council (NIEHS). Dr. Sipes was elected a Fellow of AAAS and of the Academy of Toxicology Sciences for which he served as president. For 20 years he has been a technical adviser to the WHO's JECFA and a member and chair of the Research Institute for Fragrance Material's Expert Panel. Recent honors include the 2011 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Toxicology, 2015 Mildred S. Christian Career Achievement Award from The Academy of Toxicological Sciences and the 2016 Society of Toxicology Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award.

Marcus Sredzinski

Marcus Sredzinski is the chief operating officer and executive vice president of Medical Security Card Company, LLC and ScriptSave in Tucson, where he is responsible for pharmacy strategic initiatives including clinical programs, operations and trade relations. Prior to joining ScriptSave, Marcus was a managed care executive of national accounts for Elan Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy director at HealthPartners Health Plan. A 1991 graduate of the UA College of Pharmacy, he holds a bachelor of science degree in microbiology and chemistry and a doctor of pharmacy degree. He is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and the Arizona Society for Hospital Pharmacy. He's served on the NAB since 2004.

Greg Watanabe joined MedImpact Healthcare Systems in 2005 and served in senior positions in operations, sales, innovation and strategy before being appointed president in 2010. Previously he owned and operated a community pharmacy in Tucson and then spent 20 years in various positions of increasing responsibility in managed health care and pharmacy benefit industries. He graduated with a bachelor of science in pharmacy and a master's in business administration from the University of Arizona.

William WheelerWilliam Wheeler was the director of national accounts at Eli Lilly and Company from 1982 to 1997.  He worked at Eli Lilly his entire professional life, beginning as an associate in 1965. William holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Arizona and a master’s of business administration from Arizona State University. He has served on the Advisory Board for the National Employers Group. William was an officer in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps from 1962 to 1965.

Originally posted: August 27, 2013
Last updated: February 14, 2018
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