May 10, 2024

Pharmacology 50th anniversary celebration set for July 26

The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology will mark its 50th anniversary with a daylong celebration July 26.

The event, scheduled to begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., will take place in the Margherio Family Conference Center adjacent to Scott Hall, and will included remarks from WSU President Kimberly Andrews Espy and School of Medicine Dean Wael Sakr, M.D.

Sokol Todi, Ph.D.

“We are very proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pharmacology,” Department Chair Sokol Todi, Ph.D., said. “Our department has made great achievements in our mission to educate students, train scientists and to generate original and impactful knowledge in basic and medical sciences. Join us on July 26 for a day of festivities and to learn more about the past, present and future of Pharmacology at WSU.”

Register here for the event by June 24.

The day’s agenda includes:

8:30 to 9 a.m.: Breakfast

9 to 9:15 a.m.: Welcome remarks from President Espy, Dean Sakr and Dr. Todi

9:15 to 9:45 a.m.: Historical perspectives of the Department of Pharmacology by David Kessel, Ph.D.

9:45 to 10:05 a.m.: Neuropharmacology perspective by Rodrigo Andrade, Ph.D.

10:05 to 10:25 a.m.: Junior Neuropharmacology faculty member - Joongkyu Park, Ph.D.

10:25 to 10:45 a.m.: Break

10:45 a.m. to noon: Student research presentations

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch

1 to 1:20 p.m.: Bonnie Sloane, Ph.D., in memoriam

1:20 to 1:40 p.m.: Cancer Pharmacology Perspective by Izabela Podgorski, Ph.D.

1:40 to 2 p.m.: Junior Cancer Pharmacology faculty member - Heather Gibson, Ph.D.

2 to 3 p.m.: Postdoctoral research talks

3 to 3:20 p.m.: Break

3:20 to 3:50 p.m.: Trivia session with prizes

3:50 to 4:10 p.m.: Toxicology Perspective by John Reiners, Ph.D.

4:10 to 4:30 p.m.: Junior Toxicology faculty member - Mike Petriello, Ph.D.

4:30 p.m.: Awards and dinner

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