Roswell Resident Receives Pharmacy Award

Statue of Jesse Mercer on the Mercer campus.

ATLANTA – Mercer faculty member Stephen J. Cutler received the Special Research Award at Mercer’s Southern School of Pharmacy commencement May 4 on Mercer’s Atlanta campus.

            Cutler, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has received almost a half million dollars in funding, including a grant from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense and one from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness. He was also a co-investigator on a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

            Co-author of numerous textbook chapters, Cutler has co-edited two books, Biologically Active Natural Products: Agrochemicals and Biologically Active Natural Products: Pharmaceuticals. He has worked on several patents and is the lead on a patent for “Aquacide and Use.” With his findings published in more than 50 peer-reviewed journals, Cutler has presented research in the United States and abroad. He has advised over 30 Pharm.D. professional and Ph.D. in philosophy graduate students.

            Cutler holds a doctor of philosophy in medicinal chemistry degree from the University of Georgia.

            Founded in 1833, Mercer is a 7,300-student, comprehensive, Baptist-affiliated university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through the College of Liberal Arts, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, the Tift College of Education, the School of Engineering, the Walter F. George School of Law, the School of Medicine, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, the Southern School of Pharmacy and the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology.

            Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta, as well as four extended education centers located in Douglas County, Covington, Griffin and Eastman. The University also operates the Mercer Engineering Research Center in Warner Robins and the Mercer University Press in Macon. For the past 12 years, Mercer has been ranked among the leading universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.