See also: Event Program (pdf)
The Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day observes its tenth anniversary on Tuesday, April 22 with a record number of researchers scheduled to participate. All activities are scheduled for the second floor of the Student Activities Center (SAC) and are free and open to the public.
The event is coordinated by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies under the direction of Jane Ann Parker. Dr. Carlton Erickson, senior associate dean of research and graduate studies for the college, is the official host of the event. Presentations by a guest researcher and a faculty member highlight the day along with poster presentations from 130 professional students, undergraduate and graduate students, and post-graduate scholars.
The day begins at 11 am in SAC’s Legislative Assembly Room (SAC 2.302) with the distinguished faculty lecture featuring Dr. Jamie Barner, professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice. Dr. Barner will discuss, “What’s in a Name: That Which We Call ‘Health Outcomes’ by Any Other Name Couldn’t Be More of a Mystery: An Exploration of Dr. Barner’s Research in Health Outcomes”.
The UT Austin faculty member earned her B.S. in pharmacy from UT Austin and her Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from Purdue University. Dr. Barner’s research interests include medication therapy management, health outcomes and medication adherence. She teaches courses in healthcare systems, pharmacy services, pharmacoeconomics, research methods and data analysis. She received the inaugural College of Pharmacy Educator of the Year award in 2013.
The Keynote Scientific Lecture, “The Pharmacological Basis of Beta-Lactamase Inhibitor Therapeutics,” will be presented by Dr. Paul Ambrose, president of the Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics in Latham, New York. In addition, he is an honorary research fellow in infectious diseases at the University of Oxford, UK and adjunct associate research professor at the University of Buffalo in New York. His research focus includes anti-infective translational science with the goal of improving patient care through the application of pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic principles.
Following the two faculty addresses, participants whose research abstracts were judged to be the best in their categories will have an opportunity to present their research. 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.