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Clinical and Translational Research Symposium

Friday, April 26, 2024

University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Health Building 2, 4349 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Registration Deadline: April 19

Validated Parking Available in Welcome Center Garage

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy will host the inaugural Clinical and Translational Research Symposium as a forum for sharing recent scientific advances and enhance interactions among scientists to promote collaborations in the area of clinical and translational research.

The symposium is open to clinical practitioners, translational researchers, residents, fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students. On-site parking will be available to registrants. There is no cost to register/attend, but space is limited.

Awards for Best Poster and Podium Presentations

Networking/Collaboration Opportunities

Keynote Speaker

"Reverse Translational Studies to Understand the Molecular Mechanisms of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy"
Deanna Kroetz, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

What is translational research?

Simply put, translational research "describes the process by which the results of research done in the laboratory are used to develop new ways to diagnose and treat disease" (National Cancer Institute).

According to the National Institutes of Health, "Translational research includes two areas of translation. One is the process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans. The second area of translation concerns research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community. Cost-effectiveness of prevention and treatment strategies is also an important part of translational science." 


Egina Villalobos-Hernandez, Ph.D.
Office of Research
University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Meghana Trivedi, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCOP
Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Director, Clinical and Translational Research Programs
University of Houston College of Pharmacy