Dr. Gary Cockerell
Gary Cockerell is a private consultant (Cockerell Alliances) and Director of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and Society for Toxicological Pathology Coalition for Veterinary Pathology Fellows, a unique educational partnership between industry and academia he founded in 2004. From 1998-2003 and until its acquisition by Pfizer, he served as Director of Investigative Toxicology for the Pharmacia Corporation in Kalamazoo, MI. During this time he also founded the Investigative Toxicology Interest Group, an inter-pharmaceutical effort to benchmark strategies and practices used for investigational toxicology and pathology studies in drug development programs. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Cockerell served on the faculty of the Department of Pathology of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1985-1998), and before that, of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University (1976-1985). He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Since 2009 he has also served as a consulting pathologist for Seventh Wave Laboratories, a contract research organization based in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Harold Davis
Amgen, Inc. [retired]
Harold Davis is the former Vice President of Pre-clinical Safety at Amgen, Inc. He also was the Director of Toxicology and Laboratory Animal Resources at Amgen. Prior to his retirement from the Air Force with the rank of lieutenant colonel, Dr. Davis served as the Chief of Ultrastructural Pathology at the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, MD., and as Chief of Pathology at the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He decided to make a career in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and worked at American Cyanamid Inc. in Pearl River, N. Y., until that company was acquired by American Home Products of Philadelphia. Dr. Davis has been actively involved with the Association of Minority Health Professional Schools.. He is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and has served on the Board of Directors of the California Biomedical Research Association and the Science Board to the US Food and Drug Administration. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Davis received his PhD in cardiovascular pathology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and his DVM (1976) and BS from Tuskegee University.