February 5, 2014

On Friday, January 31, 2014, the College of Pharmacy hosted their inaugural Science Day at the Michigan League, which offered an opportunity for College students and faculty to showcase their research and network with other College affiliates. The event brought together over 500 participants, which was the largest ever College gathering.

Nearly 120 PharmD students, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members presented their research. Aisles of posters were intentionally grouped in themes of research, with the goal of combining researchers from different departments who work on similar problems but rarely cross paths. Three video crews were busy full time recording poster presentations and capturing brief overviews of each presenter.  P2 students were also able to meet with faculty to discuss research and potentially identify their investigations project mentor. 

“Science Day was a great opportunity to connect the entire College and share the value of our research with the greater health community. We were able to showcase the breadth of what the College offers, as well as the interdisciplinarity of our research,“ states Associate Dean Bruce Mueller.

The second annual Science Day will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the Michigan Union. The crowds at Friday’s event have already demanded a larger venue for next year, proving its success.

“This gathering celebrates a key component of the College’s mission of education, research, and service. The U-M College of Pharmacy has a unique tradition of exposing not only PhD candidates, but all students, into the scientific process to further emphasize the long tradition of science,” notes Dean Frank Ascione.

Congratulations to all who participated, and thanks to everyone who made this event such a huge success!