A schedule of events for the Grad Gathering is provided below for the convenience of attendees.

The Grad Gathering is scheduled for Friday, September 22, 2017, and will be held at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, MD. It is open to all alumni and current students from the PhD in PSC and MS in Regulatory Science programs.

Session One:

10:00-10:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
10:30-10:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP, FAAPS
Dean and Professor
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
10:45-11:30 a.m. Discussion Panel: Government Careers

Panelists: Tatiana Claro da Silva (FDA), Meagan Small (Army Research Lab), Sarice Boston (NIH), and Kim Updegraff (FDA)
11:30-12:15 p.m. Discussion Panel: Industry Careers

Panelists: Susan Carter (Coté Orphan), Aamena Chaudhry (Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey), Eric Daniels (Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.), Diane Doughty (MedImmune), and Mukul Kelkar (Aurobindo Pharma)

Session Two:

12:15-1:45 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session
1:15-1:45 p.m. Pharmacy Hall Building Tours (Optional)
1:45-2:30 p.m. Discussion Panel: Careers in Academia

Panelists: Lisa Coles (University of Minnesota), Carolynn Harris (UMGCCC), and Rana Rais (Johns Hopkins University)
2:30-3:15 p.m. Discussion Panel: Non-traditional Careers

Panelists: Marishka Brown (NIH), Scott Fisher (Intrexon/Precigen) and Joseph Stanton (Millennium Health)
3:15-3:30 p.m. Break

Session Three:

3:30-4:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Vijay V. Upreti, PhD, FCP
Director, Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling, and Simulation in Medical Sciences
4:15-4:25 p.m. Closing Remarks
Paul Shapiro, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Happy Hour:

5:00-TBD Alumni and Department Happy Hour
Union Wharf Clubroom (Fells Point)
915 S. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

NOTE: Parking is available in the Union Wharf lot.