Research Day 2019

15th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day

April 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Click Here to go to registration page

The 2019 Research Excellence Day Schedule. Learn more about the day’s events and a listing of the abstracts here.


The 15th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence (CPRED) event is sponsored by the College of Pharmacy (COP) during the university’s research week. This event is free and open to the public. It highlights the research accomplishments of all researchers associated with the COP including undergraduate, Pharm.D., and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows, pharmacy residents and faculty.


2019 Speakers

Keynote Scientific Lecture – Audra Stinchcomb, PhD
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Stinchcomb is Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, and founded AllTranz Inc. (now Zynerba), a transdermal pharmaceutical company.  She is currently the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of F6 Pharma Inc., a palliative care product company.  She received her Bachelor’s in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado, and a PhD in Pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan.  She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF.  She was a Professor at the University of Kentucky from 2001-11, and joined the faculty at UMB in November 2011.  She is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.  Dr. Stinchcomb’s research interests span across many disciplines, including pharmaceutics, drug delivery, medicinal chemistry, neuroscience, dermatology, bioengineering, regulatory science, and translational research models.

Distinguished Faculty Lecture – Hugh Smyth, PhD
Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
Dr. Smyth’s group focuses on Drug Delivery, Formulation Science, and Pharmaceutical Engineering. Work in Dr. Smyth’s lab focuses on the development of novel methods for drug delivery including inhalation, nasal, transdermal, ophthalmic, and oral delivery systems for a variety of diseases. Translation of these technologies to the clinic is the long-term goal of the lab and is supported by developing a mechanistic understanding of the complex physical and biological systems.


Location + Map

All activities and presentations for the Research Day event will be held at the Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Suite on the 9th floor of the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (entry on the west side).

Directions & Parking (Parking will be validated at the CPRED registration desk for participants traveling from distant campuses and/or work locations.

For additional information, contact Barbara King, PHR 4.220, (512) 471-4486.