Dr. Thomas H. Maren (1918-1999) was the first chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Florida. He came to UF in 1955, shortly before the first medical school class entered the University of Florida College of Medicine. He remained chairman until 1978, and he continued to work as a graduate research professor until his death in 1999. Dr. Maren was a devoted scientist and teacher who was known for his love of both science and the humanities.
The Thomas H. Maren Research Excellence Award aims to promote exceptional faculty and postdoctoral fellows in the College of Medicine pursuing high-risk, high-reward research projects. The program encourages creative, outside-the-box thinkers to pursue exciting and innovative ideas in any area of biomedical research relevant to the College of Medicine mission. Successful submissions should enable research that will lead to future competitive applications for extramural research grants and/or career development awards.