Dr. Jarowski was born July 29, 1917, in Baltimore, MD. He
received his B.S. in Pharmacy and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical
Chemistry from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and
was a post-doctorate fellow at the University of Illinois School of
Dr. Jarowski began his career as a Research Chemist at the Wyeth
Laboratories from 1944 to 1946. He joined the Vick Chemical Company
as Chief Research Chemist in 1946, and later joined Charles Pﬁzer
and Co., Inc. in 1948. In 1960, he was named Director of
Pharmaceutical Research and Development and served in that post
until leaving Pﬁzer in 1969. He then joined the faculty of St.
John’s University College of Pharmacy, achieving the rank of
Professor and Distinguished University Scholar.
Dr. Jarowski was a renowned pharmaceutical scientist and
researcher with a world-wide reputation in his field. During his
career he authored or co-authored more than 50 professional
publications and pharmaceutical patents. In collaboration with his
research colleagues and assisted by his graduate students, he made
significant contributions to the fields of tetracycline and protein
chemistry, vitamin stability, biopharmaceutical theory and practice
and new drug delivery dosage form design. He was instrumental in
developing the Industrial Pharmacy Program while a faculty member
for the St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Dr. Charles I. Jarowski passed away in 2010, and the Dr. Charles
I. Jarowski Legacy Scholarship was created to honor his memory.