2011 UW Honorary Citation Report – Fiese

Citation recipient Dr. Eugene Fiese (center) with Dean Jeanette Roberts and Brian Mc Ilhone

Citation recipient Dr. Eugene Fiese (center) with Dean Jeanette Roberts (right)
and Brian Mc Ilhone (left)

Dr. E. F. “Gene” Fiese is currently a pharmaceutics consultant and a very busy sailor and racing enthusiast. He served as President of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists in 2007, continuing a long tradition of Wisconsin leadership of that organization. Gene has also served as an advisor to the Board of the Lenor Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station at the School of Pharmacy and a short-course instructor for numerous Extension Services in Pharmacy programs.

Gene retired in 2004 as an Associate Research Fellow in the General Pharmaceutics Group, Pharmaceutical Research and Development at Pfizer in Groton, CT. His main responsibility was managing a group that assessed the physical chemical properties of potential drug candidates and lead optimization for development of solid, parenteral and aerosol dosage forms. His technical expertise runs from analytical chemistry to solid-state chemistry to drug absorption and formulation development. Gene spent 30 amazing years either in Pfizer labs or on the ocean.

Prior to joining Pfizer, Gene obtained his BS degree in Pharmacy and an MS degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He worked at Parke Davis for two years before joining Dr. Bill Higuchi for his PhD studies in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Michigan.