Michael Makoid

Michael C. Makoid, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, Creighton University
Website: http://makoid.com

Dr. Makoid is a recovering academic. When the urge to write a publication strikes, he calls a friend to help him through the crisis. In the 50 years since graduation from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Makoid has worked as a pharmacist in hospitals, chain stores, community pharmacies, industrial research and as a consultant for the state. He is the recipient of the 2013 Wisconsin Citation, the highest award given by the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. The award is given to the alumnus, who, by his actions, has brought recognition and honor to the University. He received his Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics (drug delivery system design; think tablets, capsules, topical applications etc.) from the University of Wisconsin in 1976 whereupon he joined the teaching and research faculty of the University of Nebraska School of Pharmacy. He joined the Creighton Faculty in January 1980. He has taught courses in pharmaceutical compounding, pharmacy calculations, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics among others. He has pioneered the concept of group-based active learning and developed the first on-line Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the world at the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Creighton University. He is the author of over 75 original research publications and textbooks, including a textbook on the World Wide Web. He has been a national and international speaker in pharmaceutics and pedagogy having given more than 500 presentations in these areas around the globe. His original equation (Makoid-Banakar Equation) describing kinetics of sustained release products and in vivo-in vitro correlations has become an industry standard. He is now retired, living in Santa Fe, and is busier than when he was working.