Douglas McHugh named to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Dec 04, 2012, 09:00 ET from Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN, Conn., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Douglas McHugh has been named to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

As an assistant professor of medicine, McHugh will teach courses in pharmacology, neurosciences and statistics. Before coming to Quinnipiac, McHugh was an assistant scientist and visiting assistant professor of neurosciences in the Psychology Department at Indiana University.

A native of Paisley, Scotland, he earned a doctorate and a bachelor's degree in pharmacology at the University of Aberdeen. McHugh's research interests include the rapidly expanding field of endogenous cannabinoid and related lipid pharmacology.

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2013, pending preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

The medical school, which will train primary care physicians, is aiming to become a national model of interprofessional health professions education and improve the way health care is delivered.

The medical school has named St. Vincent's Medical Center of Bridgeport as its primary clinical partner. It also has affiliations with MidState Medical Center of Meriden and Middlesex Hospital of Middletown.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,200 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges issue. The 2013 issue of U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges named Quinnipiac as the top up-and-coming school with master's programs in the Northern Region. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges." For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.

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