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Charles Powell, Ph.D.

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Professor - Pharmacology




Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine


Fort Lauderdale/Davie

Dr. Charles Powell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Following a year of teaching high school in the Georgia Public School System, he returned to Tallahassee, FL to earn his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A&M University.

Dr. Powell began his postdoctoral training as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. His research there focused on pediatric leukemia and how glucocorticoids stimulate apoptosis of lymphoma and leukemic cells. He continued his postdoctoral training as a Research Associate in the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. His research there focused on the mechanisms involved in the proliferation of both breast cancer and prostate cancer cells.  

Dr. Powell accepted a position at Nova Southeastern University in the College of Medical Sciences in August 2001. He has taught pharmacology to students in the College of Allopathic Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Optometry, College of Allied Health, College of Health Care Sciences, and College of Medical Sciences for the past twenty years. Dr. Powell has authored several manuscripts for refereed journals and proceedings for International Conferences. He has also reviewed papers for refereed journals and has delivered continuing education lectures covering both topical and systemic use of therapeutical agents in the practice of optometry.  

Dr. Powell’s current position is as a Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Medical Education in the Kiran Patel College of Allopathic Medicine. He also has been the Course Director for the Biomedical Principles and Pharmacology I courses in the Physician Assistant Program in the College of Health Care Sciences for the past ten years and also serves on several university committees. His research interests include further examination of membrane steroid hormone receptors and how they differ from their intracellular counterparts.