Herbert Lieberman

Herbert Lieberman

Herbert A. Lieberman, PhD, 96, of Livingston died Aug. 23, 2016.

Dr. Lieberman was president of his own business, H.H. Lieberman Associates, after retiring in 1985 as director and vice president of proprietary /toiletry product development at Warner-Lambert Company, where he worked for 24 years. After earning his PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from Purdue University and two MS degrees in chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry from Columbia University, he wrote numerous publications and developed patents related to pharmaceutical dosage forms and process development. 

He served as editor and coeditor of many industrial pharmacy textbooks and a two-volume work on parenteral medications. He was also on the editorial advisory boards for several scientific pharmaceutical journals including the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology, and the Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy Journal.

Dr. Lieberman received several awards for his work in pharmaceutical research and education, including the Alumni Medalist Award, two Presidential Citations, and the Lion Award, all from Columbia University, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University College of Pharmacy for nine years and vice chairman of the board for one year. He also received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Purdue University College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Lieberman is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen Oken Lieberman; two sons, Bruce (Patty) and Rob (Marilyn); and three grandsons.

Services were held Aug. 26 at King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lieberman Award scholarship fund at Purdue University College of Pharmacy, 575 Stadium Mall Dr., West Lafayette, IN, 47907. 

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