Research Recognition Day Held Virtually on April 16

Genentech presented 2021 Research Recognition Day virtually on Friday, April 16. It is the School of Pharmacy's annual signature research event celebrating the research accomplishments of our graduate and professional students and the College of Science and Technology's undergraduate students who work with the School's faculty mentors. The elimination of geographic barriers supported a record turnout of 127 participants from three different countries.

The event opened with remarks by Jayanth Panyam, PhD, dean and professor; Dan Castiglia, BSPharm ‘98 on behalf of Genentech; and Ellen Walker, PhD, professor and chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences. A keynote lecture, Nanomedicine for Acute Critical Illnesses: Drug Delivery to the Microvasculature by Jake Brenner, MD, PhD, followed. Dr. Brenner is an Assistant Professor and Attending Physician in the Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Division and Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

Participants were welcome to interact with presenters in individual question-and-answer sessions. Select presentations were given on the Main Stage based on volunteer evaluator feedback that was submitted in advance. Their feedback also informed the identification of awardees. The following awards were presented:

Graduate Poster

First place:  In vitro midazolam metabolism and CYP atypical kinetics in SD rat microsomes by Tirtha Nandi, Ken Korzekwa, Swati Nagar

Professional Posters

First place:  Evaluation of Inhaled Drugs as Inhibitors of SARS-CoV2 - ACE2 Interaction by Varshita Parmar, Kyle Taylor, Fang Wang, Magda Flores, and Carlos Barrero

Second place:  Depression among pharmacy students: Prevalence and Risk Factors by Madiha Faruqi, Jocelyn Black-Paul, Hyemi Cho, Van Hellerslia

Explore the research topics and more about the event in the Abstract Book.