Annual Research Retreat
Each fall, the Department of Pharmacology gathers to celebrate research from its laboratories. This Retreat fosters interaction among various labs, encouraging professional cooperation and explaining the scope and breadth of their research. Individual and poster presentations, along with lively discussion, are enjoyed throughout the two-day Retreat. The Retreat is typically held at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and partially supported by contributions from MED Associates, St. Albans, VT.
The 2014 Annual Pharmacology Research Retreat will be held on November 13th and 14th at the Trapp Family Lodge. Our guest speaker will be J. Kevin Foskett, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Physiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
The 2013 Annual Pharmacology Research Retreat (click for agenda) was held on November 7th and 8th at the Trapp Family Lodge. Our guest speakers were Kurt Beam, Ph.D. from the Physiology and Biophysics Department at the University of Colorado at Denver, and L. Fernando Santana, Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Additionally, this year we had a panel discussion on Career Paths with UVM Alumni Sharon Cawley, Ph.D., a Post Doctoral Scientist with Acceleron Pharma, Carolyn Ellenberger, Ph.D., Head of Operations with Novartis, and L. Fernando Santana, Ph.D., a former UVM postdoc.
Graduate Students and Postdocs giving presentations and displaying posters were judged for the Durwood J. Smith awards. Congratulations to our 2013 D.J. Smith Award winners:
For Best Presentation by a Graduate Student: Yao Li
For Best Presentation by a Postdoc: Thomas Longden, Ph.D. and Nuria Villalba-Isabel, Ph.D.
For Best Poster by a Graduate Student: Eugene Cilento
For Best Poster by a Posdoc: Thomas Dalsgaard, Ph.D.
For Best Section Chair: Laura Director
|Date Held||Guest Speaker(s)|
|November 7-8, 2013||
Kurt Beam, Ph.D. from University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
|November 6-7, 2012||
Costantino Iadecola, M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College
|October 27-28, 2011||Anne Joutel, M.D., Ph.D from University Paris
Dale Pelligrino, Ph.D. from University of Illinois
|October 28-29, 2010||Philip Haydon, Ph.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine
Andrew Marks, M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Soren-Peter Olesen, M.D., Ph.D from Univeristy of Copenhagen
|October 29-30, 2009||Avril Somlyo, Ph.D. from University of Virginia School of Medicine
John Garthwaite, Ph.D. from University College London
|November 6-7, 2008||Richard Lewis, Ph.D. from Stanford School of Medicine
Richard Aldrich from University of Texas at Austin
|November 1-2, 2007||Nicholas Standen, Ph.D. from University of Leicester
Robert Kass, Ph.D. from Columbia University
|November 2-3, 2006||Michael mendelsohn, M.D. from Tufts University|
|November 3-4, 2005||David Clapham, M.D., Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School|
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