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Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day

Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day

Event Date: April 16, 2012

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9th Annual Research Day set for April 16

Systematic inquiry takes center focus on April 16 as The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy observes its ninth annual Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day. All events scheduled in conjunction with the day are free and open to the public. 

This year's event features a new location in the Student Activities Center (SAC). The new site situates the room for the scientific lectures down a short hallway from the poster presentations for the convenience and enhanced comfort of attendees.

The distinguished faculty lecture kicks off the day with a presentation at 11 a.m. in the Legislative Assembly Room of the Student Activities Center (SAC 2.302).  Dr. Maria Croyle, the Alan W. Hamm Centennial fellow in Pharmacy, will discuss "Viruses: Smart Biologicals of the Twenty-First Century, How They Can Obliterate Dangerous Pathogens and Help Us Understand Physiological Processes."

Dr. Leslie Benet, professor of biopharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, will present the keynote scientific lecture beginning at 12:15 p.m. in SAC 2.302.  His presentation is titled, "Will the New Solutions for the Drug Development Crisis Be Any More Effective Than the Combinatorial Chemistry Failure?"

The event showcases research contributions of the college's professional degree students, graduate students and post-doctoral residents and fellows. The following students have been cited for excellence and will present a brief oral summary of their work following Dr. Benet's address:

Hui Huang
"Mechanistic Study of HPPE, the Epoxidase in the Fosfomycin Biosynthesis Pathway – A Study with Dimethyl and Cyclopropyl Substrate Analogs"

Busuyi Olotu
"Factors Contributing to Perceived Stress Among Doctor of Pharmacy Students"

Rose Sohraby
"Pharmacologic Management of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit"

Research initiatives by all participating students will be featured at an afternoon poster showcase located in the SAC Ballroom (SAC 2.410) from 2 to 4 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Research day is named in honor of Dr. Louis C. Littlefield, a longtime associate dean and faculty member within the College of Pharmacy and an instrumental faculty member in the establishment of the college's program at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Download the Research Day Program (pdf).


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