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Reminder: USF Health Research Day is Feb. 22

The emerging science represented at this year’s USF Health Research Day is astounding.

But only by attending yourself will you see array of science and fully appreciate the strength of research taking place at USF Health.

Here are the details:

• Keynote speaker Howard McLeod at 1 p.m. will be Live Streamed via USF Health Facebook page.

• Nearly 340 presenters are slated to present their work this year at the Marshall Center.

• Second year for presentations from the new College of Pharmacy students.

• Charter school students from The Villages are returning for a second year to showcase their own award-winning posters.

About the 23nd Annual USF Health Research Day:
USF Health Research Day is an annual event that showcases the work of graduate and postgraduate students and residents from throughout USF Health, as well as across campus. Judges make their rounds to each poster presentation, asking the lead researchers to further explain their methods, results and conclusions before deciding on the award-worthy entrants. In addition, a leading national researcher provides the Roy H. Behnke, MD, Distinguished Lectureship.

The day-long event is a prime opportunity for collaboration, since it bridges several colleges, schools and disciplines, and acts as a perfect “practice run” for many of the presenters whose work may garner spots at national research meetings.

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Researchers participating this year will display their work in the second-floor ballroom of the Marshall Center and the annual keynote address will take place in the Marshall Center’s Oval Theatre.

Getting there:
You can ride to the Marshall Center on regularly scheduled USF Bull Runner shuttle buses (free with a USF ID). Shuttle B’s route picks up in front of the College of Public Health and near the loading dock area of USF Health. Shuttle D’s route picks up near the crosswalk on Holly Drive at USF Health.

Keynote Speaker: 17th Annual Roy H. Behnke, MD, Distinguished Lectureship
Presented at 1:00 pm in the Marshall Center’s Oval Theatre.
Howard McLeod, PharmD
Professor of pharmacogenomics and director of the Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of talk: “Using the Genome to Guide Therapy”

Dr. Howard McLeod is the principal investigator for the CREATE Pharmacogenetics Research Network, a member of the NIH funded Pharmacogenetics Research Network, and is a member of the FDA Committee on Clinical Pharmacology. He directs the Pharmacogenetics for Every Nation Initiative that aims to help developing countries use genetic information to improve National Drug Formulary decisions.

With more than has published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers on pharmacogenomics, applied therapeutics, or clinical pharmacology, much of Dr. McLeod’s aims to integrate genetics principles into clinical practice to advance individualized medicine.

Dr. McLeod is the Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor of Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy. He holds additional appointments in the UNC School of Medicine and the Lineberger Cancer Center.
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