July PSTP - Drug Discovery and Development
Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (CDT)
July 11, 2013 from 8-9:30 in West Pavilion, Room E
Where do new drugs come from?
An Introduction to Drug Discovery and Development
Presented by Maaike Everts, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Medicine
Associate Director for Basic Science & Drug Development
-UAB Center for Emerging Drug Discovery
Associate Director, Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance
Goals: To describe of the various general steps of the drug discovery and development pathway, with a focus on high throughput screening.
Introduce the drug discovery and development pipeline;
Explain target identification and validation;
Touch upon high-throughput screening;
Describe medicinal chemistry and lead optimization; and
Give examples of each of the topics mentioned above by describing projects ongoing in the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance.
The PSTP is designed to provide practical assistance in the areas of scientific writing (such as the development of grants and scientific manuscripts), scientific presentations, career development, and leadership. Developed and sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), the target audience of the PSTP is all faculty, staff, trainees and students interested in expanding their professional skills in the stated areas. Seminars are held monthly on the second Thursday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in West Pavilion Room E.
The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates the seminar for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identify and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
When & Where
Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
The mission of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is to reduce disparities in diseases disproportionately represented within the Deep South as we accelerate discovery to improve human health. In synergy with the resource strengths available at the Hub, the CCTS has established Institutional Partnerships to catalyze translational research, workforce development and community engagement toward a shared vision of improved human health and healthcare delivery. Partners include UAB (Hub), Southern Research, Auburn, South Alabama, HudsonAlpha, LSU, University of Mississippi Medical Ctr., Pennington Biomedical Research Ctr., Tulane, UA Tuscaloosa and Tuskegee. See http://www.uab.edu/ccts/partners
The CCTS and its Partner Network are committed to increasing research capacity, accelerating research processes, developing and supporting excellence in the research workforce and providing creative, innovative approaches to major health and healthcare delivery challenges. The CCTS Partner Network is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number UL1TR001417.