UW School of Pharmacy to Hold Scientific Symposium

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The symposium will be held Thursday and Friday, October 2 and 3 at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue in Madison. Learn more
MADISON – Celebrating its 125th year, the UW School of Pharmacy will highlight the excellence and impact of the past, innovative aspects of the present and a glimpse into a possible future model of science, entrepreneurship, and drug discovery via the 2008 Rennebohm Lecturer, Dr. Ahvie Herskowitz from the Institute for OneWorld Health, at the two-day symposium this week.

A group of exceptional researchers, educators and practitioners will discuss the rich history of the School, current trends in translational research and pharmacy practice, and strategies for an improved global approach to medicines and health care.

This year's Rennebohm Lecture brings in Dr. Ahvie Herskowitz, co-founder, CEO and chief medical officer for the Institute for Oneworld Health. Founded in 2000, OneWorld Health, the only non-profit pharmaceutical company in the world, develops new, safe and affordable medications against infectious disease in the developing world.
The impact of the School's work on state and national health care policies, socioeconomic research, patient care, drug delivery methods and global health will be addressed. The evolving roles of pharmacy and the range of pharmaceutical sciences in the scientific community range from fighting neurodegenerative disease and asthma control to hypertension and collaboration on drug delivery and discovery, with an array of campus partners across the sciences.
Topics include:
  • Translational Research in the School of Pharmacy: From the Bench to the Bedside to the Curbside
  • Social Entrepreneurship and the Wisconsin Idea: Creating New Models for Research and Innovation
  • Medicines and Health in the Global Context

UW's School of Pharmacy has been a national leader in pharmacy education and research for more than a century. Established in 1883, it was the nation's first school to award doctoral degrees in pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, the history of pharmacy, social studies of pharmacy, and continuing education, and one of the first in pharmacy administration. The symposium celebrates this milestone of excellence.


Date Published: 09/30/2008

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