Pharmacy Symposium Features Drug Discovery and Development

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2010) − The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will host a symposium on Drug Discovery and Development on October 15 at the Biological-Pharmaceutical Complex in room 124. Students and postdoctoral scholars are invited to present posters highlighting their research efforts in drug discovery and development. 

The symposium will feature five speakers who are leaders in the field of drug discovery and development. The symposium will showcase cutting-edge endeavors in drug discovery and development to the local scientific community and encourage participation and collaboration in translational research throughout the campus as a means to synergize the research at the University.

Symposium speakers include Tim Tracy, dean, College of Pharmacy; Oliver Smithies, 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine co-recipient, Excellence Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; Laurence H. Hurley, Howard J. Schaeffer Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy; Courtney V. Fletcher, dean, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; and Natalie D. Eddington, dean, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Lunch will be provided to the symposium attendees (by registration).  The Symposium will conclude with a dinner to recognize the 2009 and 2010 UK Outstanding Graduate Program Alumni for the Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Hilary J. Boone Center.

To register for the symposium, go to, for further information, contact Catina Rossoll at (859) 257-1998 or email at