Annual Research Showcase


Join the UF College of Pharmacy in celebrating the talents and achievements of our professional, graduate and undergraduate students as well as postdoctoral trainees at the 35th Annual Research Showcase. The event will be full of excitement and discovery, as these young scientists complete for the distinction of being the best in one of the following categories:

Oral Competition

  • Graduate Student Junior Division (pre-qualifying exam)
  • Graduate Student Senior – Basic Sciences Division
  • Graduate Student Senior – Clinical Sciences Division
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Division

Current graduate students and postdoctoral trainees are encouraged to submit their research to be considered to compete in the Oral Competition. The Graduate Studies Committee will review all entries and select the top three finalists to present in each category.  The finalists will give a 10-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute question/answer period. A winner in each division is selected by a panel of judges. Each winner and finalist will receive a cash award.

Poster Competition

The poster competition is open to College of Pharmacy graduate students, Pharm.D. students, undergraduates involved in research, and postdoctoral trainees and residents. All participants must be active students, postdoctoral trainees or pharmacy residents at the University of Florida to compete. Presentations are judged by a faculty panel. Winners in each category will receive a cash award.

Students and faculty engaging in poster presentations for 31st Annual University of Florida College of Pharmacy Research Showcase.

2022 Event

Research Showcase Program

Check out the online version of the 35th Annual Research Showcase program.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Feb. 7

8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Poster Competition (HPNP Atrium/Ground Floor)

8:30-10:30 a.m. Pharm.D. and Undergraduate Student Posters

12:30-5 p.m.  Graduate Student Posters

                12:30-2:30 p.m. Session A (Cancer; Infectious Diseases)

                3:00-5:00 p.m. Session B (Pain, Addiction, & CNS Disorders; Drug Metabolism, Interactions, & Outcomes)

6:00-8:00 p.m.  Graduate Student Social Event (HPNP Atrium Rotunda)

Tuesday, Feb. 8

8:30-10:30 a.m. Poster Competition (HPNP Atrium/Ground Floor)

8:30-10:30 a.m. Postdoctoral Scholar and Trainee Posters

11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oral Competition (HPNP Auditorium)

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Postdoctoral Scholar Oral Presentations

1:15-2 p.m.  Graduate Student Oral Presentations: Junior Division

2-2:45 p.m.  Graduate Student Oral Presentations: Senior Basic Sciences Division

2:45-3:30 p.m.  Graduate Student Oral Presentations: Senior Clinical Sciences Division

3:45-4 p.m. 35th Annual Research Showcase Video Presentation (HPNP Auditorium)

4-5 p.m. Keynote Speaker- Dr. Issam Zineh (HPNP Auditorium)

5-5:30 p.m. Awards Presentation (HPNP Auditorium)

5:30-7 p.m. Reception (HPNP Courtyard)

Keynote Address

Director of Clinical Pharmacology at the FDA and current President of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Issam Zineh, Pharm.D., M.P.H.,

Issam Zineh is director of the Office of Clinical Pharmacology, or OCP, at the U.S Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. He has held various leadership positions at FDA including associate director for genomics in OCP (2008-2012) and co-director of the CDER Biomarker Qualification Program (2009-2015). Zineh received his Pharm.D. from Northeastern University and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacogenomics at the University of Florida, where he also obtained his M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management. Zineh was formerly on faculty at the UF Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine and associate director of the UF Center for Pharmacogenomics. He is a recognized expert in the fields of drug development and evaluation, clinical pharmacology, pharmacotherapy and precision medicine. As Director of OCP, Zineh leads a staff of over 250 regulatory, research, program/project management and administrative staff in FDA’s efforts to enhance drug development and promote regulatory innovation through clinical pharmacology and experimental medicine.

Issam Zineh

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