2019 Department Retreat

Picutre of department at 2019 retreat

On Friday, August 23, the UF Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics held its fourth annual department retreat in the Roland T. Stern Learning Center at the UF Austin Cary Forest Campus.

The Keynote Speaker

Joseph R. “JR” Haywood, PhD, a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and the assistant vice president for regulatory affairs, was this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Haywood is also an alumna of the UF Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Dr. Haywood speaks to the UF Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

The Oppelt Award

Another highlight of the retreat was the announcement of the 2019 Walter Oppelt Distinguished Trainee Publication in Pharmacology & Therapeutics Award.

This award, supported by the Walter Oppelt Memorial Fund, is an award recognizing an outstanding published research manuscript authored by a trainee in a Pharmacology & Therapeutics lab. The winner receives a $500 and his/her name in added to the Oppelt Award plaque.

Dr. Quadri accepts her award from the department’s Dr. Munger.

This year’s winners were Marta Quadri, PhD, and Betty Wang, PhD. Dr. Quadri is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratories of Dr. Roger Papke and Dr. Nicole Horenstein. Dr. Wang was a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Law prior to receiving her PhD in August 2019.

Congratulations, Dr. Quadri and Dr. Wang!