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2 3 1 Research INKlings February 2014 RESEARCH INKLINGS Dr. Rick Schnellmann Ms. Karen Lackey Dr. Larry Olanoff Dr. Chuck Smith Dr. Pat Woster Drug Discovery Symposium The South Carolina College of Pharmacy hosted a Drug Discovery Symposium on January 8, 2014. Dr. Rick Schnellmann, professor and chair of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, welcomed faculty to the first annual scientific meeting to bring together innovative ideas for drug discovery across multiple disciplines and therapeutic areas. Ms. Karen Lackey, industry expert, shared information on the drug discovery process and its integration into academic research. Other speakers for the morning session included: Lawrence S. Olanoff, MD, PhD, Special Advisor to the President; Charles Smith, PhD, Professor in the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences; Michael Rusnak, Research Development Foundation Director; Patrick Woster, PhD, Professor, Endowed Chair in Medicinal Chemistry and Director of the Drug Design and Synthesis Core; and Thomas Finnegan, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The second session was dedicated to showcasing nine innovative ideas, biological targets, and/or potential drug discovery projects from the ongoing research at MUSC. Besim Ogretmen, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was awarded the $10K pilot grant for the best overall drug discovery pitch. The South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute provided support for the research prize and the meeting refreshments. The afternoon session provided a great way for faculty to learn about a variety of research being conducted at MUSC. Drug Discovery investigators at MUSC are striving to expand contributions to improve medicines for patients. Inside Research INKlings § P2 - NAI Fellow § P2 - NIDCR Career Research Award § P5 - Dana Foundation Award § P7 – Genomic Medicine § P6 - OMB Circulars § P7 - CODM Scholars Day § P3 - CRI Officer § P4 - Founding PHS Chair § P6 - NSF Policies & Procedures § P8 - Patents 101 § P7 - Just Symposium § P8 - Innovation Summit, SBIR Conference

Research INKlings, February 2014 issue

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