Faculty headed to Skaggs Symposium 2012

This story was published Sept. 26, 2012. Reports following the symposium were that all COP presentations and posters were well received.

UA College of Pharmacy faculty this week will participate in the Third Biennial L.S. Skaggs Biomedical Research Symposium hosted Sept. 27-28 at the University of Colorado. This is the first time UA has been part of the invitation-only symposium.

UA COP faculty making podium presentations will be:

  • Dan Malone, “The Clinical Consequences of Exposure to Clinically Important Drug-Drug Interactions”
  • Nathan Cherrington, “ADME in Metabolic Syndrome: Increased Risk of Drug-Induced Toxicity”
  • Kevin Boesen, “Innovative Health Care Service Development: Medication Therapy Management.” 

Presenting posters will be:

  • Jay Gandolfi on applying laboratory and field research to real-world problems through research translation
  • Serrine Lau on biomarker discovery in complex diseases
  • Marion Slack on the impact of pharmacist care on patient outcomes.

Also attending on behalf of the college will be Terry Monks, head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Dean J. Lyle Bootman.

The Skaggs Symposium honors L.S. “Sam” Skaggs, who is recognized for his extensive work in retail pharmacy and was responsible for the first food and drug store in the United States. The symposium includes the colleges of pharmacy at the University of Colorado, University of California at San Diego, Idaho State University, University of Montana, University of Utah and UA, and the Scripps Research Institute. All of these institutions have been supported through Skaggs and/or his family foundation. UA COP’s “Skaggs Building” was partially funded by corporate gifts contributed through Skaggs Companies-American Stores Companies during the early 1980s.

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