Research Day

Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day

The 12th Annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day will be hosted by the College of Pharmacy during the university’s research week. This event highlights the research accomplishments of Pharm.D. students, honor students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents.  The 2016 event will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The college’s research day begins at 10:30 am with these 45-minute presentations:

Distinguished Faculty Lecture – Karen Vasquez, Ph.D.  Dr. Vasquez is head of the Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology in the college.  She is internationally recognized for her research on genome instability, DNA damage, and mechanisms of repair.

Keynote Scientific Lecture – Anthony Hickey, Ph.D.  Dr. Hickey is professor emeritus in the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the UNC School of Medicine.  He has edited five texts on pharmaceutical inhalation aerosols and is the founder of two pharmaceutical companies – Cirrus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (1997) and Oriel Therapeutics Inc. (2001).


Abstract Submissions for Poster Presentations

All eligible students are encouraged to participate by submitting an abstract and creating a poster presentation of their research project that is completed during their current program of study and training through the Pharm.D., honors, graduate, postdoctoral, or residency program. If you do not currently fall under one of these categories, please contact Sarah Ashlock, to confirm participation eligibility.

An abstract of each research poster is published in an event proceedings booklet. In order to ensure that everyone’s efforts are included in the booklet, abstracts must be received by March 4th, 2016. Pharm.D. students should discuss their abstract with their faculty mentors, and have them reviewed before submission.

A faculty committee chooses abstract winners from the following categories:

  1. Undergraduate students (working with Pharmacy faculty)
  2. Professional students
  3. Pharm.D. postdoctoral students/Residents
  4. Graduate students
  5. Ph.D. postdoctoral students

The award winners present their abstracts on Research Day during a brief seminar lecture to the college community. All who submit an abstract are required to display a poster.

Poster awards will be presented in each student category. Poster awardees will receive a ribbon designating their work as a “poster winner.” Their names will be published on the Research Day website along with those of the abstract award winners.

For additional information, contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, PHR 4.220, (512) 471-4501.