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

  • Junior Division (pre-qualifying exam)
  • Senior – Basic Sciences Division
  • Senior – Clinical Sciences Division
  • Postdoctoral Trainee 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 12-15 minute presentation followed by a 3-5 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.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Feb. 7

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

8:30-10:30 a.m. PharmD: Group A

8:30-10:30 a.m. PharmD: Group B/Undergrad

12:30-2:30 p.m. Graduate Student: Cancer

12:30-2:30 p.m. Graduate Student: Infectious Diseases

3-5 p.m. Graduate Student: Pain & Addiction, CNS

3-5 p.m. Graduate Student: Drug Metabolism, Interactions and Outcomes

Tuesday, Feb. 8

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

8:30-10:30 Postdoc A (basic)

8:30-10:30 Postdoc B (clinical)

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

11 a.m.- noon Postdoc Orals

1:15-2 p.m. Junior Orals

2-2:45 p.m. Senior Basic Orals

2:45-3:30 p.m. Senior Clinical Science Orals

3:30-4 p.m. Networking

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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