Seminar Schedule

Spring Semester 2023 Weekly Seminars

ECP 8100/PHAR 6160
Wednesday, 12:20 - 1:10 p.m.
1-451 Moos Tower

Date Title (tentative) Presenter
January 18

Introduction to the Department, Program, and Course Requirements.


Reena Kartha, MS, PhD, Research Assistant Professor

Robert Straka, BSc, PharmD, FCCP, Professor and ECP Department Head

January 25

Drug Testing Basics for Different Laboratory Settings

Jennifer Brown, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Medical Laboratory Sciences, CAH

February 1

The Protective Effects of Canagliflozin against Carfilzomib-induced Endothelial Toxicity

Mohamed Dabour, ECP PhD student

February 8

 Repurposing Nervonic acid: a Naturally Occurring Dietary Fatty Acid for Adrenoleukodystrophy Chenxu Li, ECP PhD student

February 15

 New Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure

Orly Vardeny, PharmD, MS, FAHA, FHFSA, Adjunct Faculty, ECP

February 22

Theoretically Understanding Volume of Distribution During Pregnancy

Yuhan Long, ECP PhD student

March 1



March 8


Spring Break

 March 15

 Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics Scaled: How Antimicrobials Move Through/Affect the Social Body

Lorenzo Servitje, PhD, MPH, Assoc. Prof. of Literature and Medicine, Dept. of English, Director of Health, Medicine & Society, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

March 22

Applications of Personalized Medicine Approaches in the Critically Ill

Moataz Mohamed, ECP PhD student

March 29

Explore Sex Differences in Pan-cancer Intratumor Microbiome

Yuting Shan, PharmD, ECP PhD student

April 5

Ketamine: A Treatment for Status Epilepticus

Adeboye Bamgboye, ECP PhD student

 April 12

 Strategies for Conducting your First Peer Review

Sarah Jane Brown, MSc, College of Pharmacy & Medical School, Duluth Campus Librarian, Health Sciences Library, UMN

April 19



April 26

 Bullying and Bias in Science

ECP DEI Task Force, Panel Discussion moderated by Adam Lee, PhD, and Reena Kartha, PhD