Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day
9th Annual Research Day Celebrated on April 16
Systematic inquiry took center focus on April 16 as The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy observed its ninth annual Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day.
The distinguished faculty lecture kicked 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, discussed "Viruses: Smart Biologicals of the Twenty-First Century, How They Can Obliterate Dangerous Pathogens and Help Us Understand Physiological Processes." During her presentation, Dr. Croyle also provided insight into how news and developments outside the research laboratory affect research programs.
Dr. Leslie Benet, professor of biopharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, presented the keynote scientific lecture. His presentation was titled, "Will the New Solutions for the Drug Development Crisis Be Any More Effective Than the Combinatorial Chemistry Failure?"
This year's event featured a new location in the Student Activities Center. The new site situated the room for the scientific lectures down a short hallway from the poster presentations for the convenience and enhanced comfort of attendees.
The event showcased research contributions of the college's professional degree students, graduate students and post-doctoral residents and fellows. The following students were cited for excellence and presented a brief oral summary of their work prior to opening of the poster exhibit hall.
|Busuyi Olotu||Rose Sohraby||Hui Huang|
"Factors Contributing to Perceived Stress Among Doctor of Pharmacy Students"
"Pharmacologic Management of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit"
"Mechanistic Study of HPPE, the Epoxidase in the Fosfomycin Biosynthesis Pathway – A Study with Dimethyl and Cyclopropyl Substrate Analogs"
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. The event is sponsored and coordinated by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.