Program


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WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

Meeting registration

Opening Reception, Dinner and Keynote Address
Officer’s Club

  • 5:00-6:00: Drinks and hors d‘oeuvres
  • 6:00-6:30: Welcomes
  • 6:30-8:00: Buffet dinner 

Keynote Address by Dr. Robert Ruffolo, President, Wyeth Research
“Training Needs for the Pharmaceutical Industry in the 21st Century”

 

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

8:30-9:00:  Welcome, Introductions

Session 1: Objectives for Graduate Training

9:00-9:30:  Kalpana Merchant, Ph.D. (Eli Lilly):
Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities in Drug Discovery and Development”

9:30-10:00:  Faye Wang, Ph.D. (Pfizer):
“Job Opportunities and Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry”

10:00-1030:  Robert Ward, M.D. (University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics):
“Challenges of Implementing a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Training Program”

10:30 -10:50:  Break

10:50-12:00:  Department Chairs Panel:  Objectives in Training for Academic Positions

12:00-12:15:  David Bylund, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska):
“Short Course in Integrative and Organ Systems Pharmacology”

12:15-1:15:  Lunch (provided)

Session 2:  Objectives (continued)

1:15-1:45: H. Newton Williams (Vanderbilt University):
“Lobbying Washington: It Can be a Good Thing”

1:45-2:15: Robyn Hyde, Ph.D. (Westminster College):
“Planning for a Career in Teaching”

2:15-2:45:  William Jackson, Ph.D.(Michigan State University):
An On-Line Professional Science Masters Degree in Integrative Pharmacology: An Experiment in progress”

2:45-3:00:  Break

3:15-4:30:  Breakout Sessions 1

  • Postdoctoral training: Nancy Nickman (University of Utah)
  • Government advocacy: Newt Williams (Vanderbilt), J. R. Haywood (Michigan State)
  • Recruiting strategies:  Michael Franklin (University of Utah)
  • Umbrella Programs:  E. Songu-Mize (Louisiana State University)

4:30-5:45:  Breakout session 2 (repeat of first session)

  • Postdoctoral training: Nancy Nickman (University of Utah)
  • Government advocacy: Newt Williams (Vanderbilt), J. R. Haywood (Michigan State)
  • Recruiting strategies:  Michael Franklin (University of Utah)
  • Umbrella Programs:  E. Songu-Mize (Louisiana State University)

Dinner on your own

 

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

Session 3:  Strategies for Effective Training

8:30 -9:00: Nancy Nickman, Ph.D. (University of Utah):
“Issues in Postdoctoral Training”

9:00-9:30: Emel Songu-Mize, Ph.D.  (Louisiana State University):
Umbrella programs: Interdisciplinary Academic and Research Environment”

9:30-10:00:  Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom, Ph.D. (Duke University):
“Concentrating in Pharmacology: An Undergraduate Approach”

10:00-10:15:  Break

10:15-10:45: Stephen Sawyer, Ph.D. (Medical College of Virginia):
“Traditional Comprehensive Exams vs. Research Qualifying Exams:  the Best Format for your Ph.D. Program?”

10:45-11:45:  Panel Presentation and Discussion on Curriculum

12:00-1:15:  Lunch (provided)

Session 4:  Professional skills and Ethics

1:15-1:45: Vicki Whiting, Ph.D. (Westminster College):
A Path to Leadership Success

1:45-2:15: Beth Fischer, Ph.D.  (University of Pittsburgh):
Training in Survival Skills

2:30-3:30:  Breakout Session 1

  • Training in Leadership: Vicki Whiting (Westminster College)
  • Qualifying Exams: Steve Sawyer (Medical College of Virginia)
  • Teaching professional skills/and ethics:  Margaret Scofield (Creighton University)
  • Teaching Basic Pharmacology to Graduate Students:  Professional courses vs. Graduate courses:  Brian Knoll (University of Houston)

3;30-3:45:  Break

3:45-4:45: Breakout Session 2

  • Training in Leadership: Vicki Whiting (Westminster College)
  • Qualifying Exams: Steve Sawyer (Medical College of Virginia)
  • Teaching professional skills/and ethics:  Margaret Scofield (Creighton University)
  • Teaching Basic Pharmacology to Graduate Students:  Professional courses vs. Graduate courses:  Brian Knoll (University of Houston)

5:00-6:30:  Poster Session from Utah Graduate Students/Wine and Cheese
Officer’s Club

Dinner on your own

 

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

Session 5:  Funding:  Who Pays?

8:30 -9:00:  Peter Preusch, Ph.D. (NIGMS, NIH):
“NIGMS and NIH Perspectives on Training”

9:00-9:30:  Donald R. Mattison, M.D. (NICHD, NIH):
“Opportunities and Challenges in Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology”

9:30-10:00:  Howard Garrison, Ph.D. (FASEB):
“Trends in NIH Funding” 

10:00-10:45:  Lynn Crespo, Ph.D., (University of Southern Florida) The Survey

Wrap-up and looking ahead