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Seminars

Notice to Guests/Visitors: All UHCOP seminars are being held in the college's new building, Health Building 2, on the UH Campus. All UHCOP floors are keycard-access controlled. Please call the appropriate seminar contact or 713-743-1239 for access to seminar locations. At this time, parking is at attendees' expense in the UH Welcome Center Garage.

June 2018


Thursday, June 21, 12:00 p.m.

PPTR Seminar Title: "Translating the PhD to a PharmD: Approaching C. difficile infections with a basic science strategy"

Speaker: Bradley Endres, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow and Pharm.D. Candidate

Location: Room 3082, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Rontavia Sanders, 713-743-5061* (Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to reserve lunch)

May 2018


Thursday, May 3, 2 p.m.

Dissertation Defense Title: "Improving Pharmacokinetics of Riluzole for Spinal Cord Injury: Formulation and Combination Therapy Approaches"

Speaker: Mahua Sarkar, Ph.D. Candidate

Location: Room 3082, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


April 2018


Friday, April 27, 10:30 a.m.

Dissertation Defense Title: "Dual Impacts of Newly Engineered COX-PGIS Hybrid Enzyme on Cardiovascular and Neuronal Protection"

Speaker: Qinglan Ling, Ph.D. Candidate

Location: Room 3009, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Thursday, April 24, 10:00 a.m.

PHOP Seminar Title: "Conducting Qualitative Methodology on Disability Sports: Exploring Perspectives and Embedding in a Community"

Speaker: Michael Cottingham, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston

Location: Room 3082, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Jessica Price, 713-743-7857* (Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to reserve lunch)


Thursday, April 23, 11:30 a.m.

PLS Seminar Title: Phi Lamda Sigma McCarty Leadership Lecture “Leadership and Professionalism: It's all in front of you now”

Speaker: Michael A. Moné, BPharm, JD, Regulatory at Cardinal Health, University of Florida

Location: Room 3048 & 3050, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Elizabeth Coyle, 832-842-8372, or Divya Varkey, 832-842-8360


Thursday, April 19, 12:00 p.m.

PPTR Seminar Title: "Combating Chronic Diseases The Patient Pharmacist Dynamic Duo"

Speaker: Katie SmithPharm.D., BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston

Speaker: Bernadette Asias-Dinh, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Rontavia Sanders, 713-743-5061* (Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to reserve lunch)


Thursday, April 19, 4:00 p.m.

PPS Seminar Title: "The Behavioral and Biochemical Consequences of Early Left Sleep Deprivation"

Speaker: Fatin Artooz, Ph.D. Candidate

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Thursday, April 17, 12:00 p.m.

PHOP Seminar Title: "Understanding and Preventing Obesity through Early Childhood Eating Behaviors"

Speaker: Tracey Ledoux, PhD, RD, FAND, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Susan M. Abughosh, PhD, 832-842-8395  


Thursday, April 12, 4:00 p.m.

PPS Seminar Title: "Optimization of Beta-Lactam/Beta-Lactamase Inhibitor Dosing"

Speaker: Henrietta Abodakpi, Ph.D. Candidate

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Thursday, April 5, 4:00 p.m.

PPS Seminar Title: "Polymeric Nanoparticles Encapsulating Novel Microtubule Inhibitor"

Speaker: Amer Alali, Ph.D. Candidate

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


March 2018


Thursday, March 29, 1:00 p.m.

Dissertation Defense Title: "Preventive Behaviors for Cognitive Health Maintenance: Understanding the Role of Message Framing and Involvement"

Speaker: Ruta Sawant, PHOP Ph.D. Candidate

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Advisor: Sujit Sansgiry, 832-842-8392


Thursday, March 29, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "Efficacy Evaluation of COX-2 Inhibitors on Colorectal Adenoma Prevention by Using the Pirc Rat Model"

Speaker: Chonghong Yun, Pharmaceutics Ph.D. Candidate

Location: Room 3082, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Tuesday, March 27, 10:00 a.m.

Title: "Mixed Methods Approaches in Palliative Care Research"

Speaker: Isabel Torres, DrPH, Associate Professor, UH Graduate College of Social Work

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Rhiana Boatwright, 713-743-1730


Thursday, March 22, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "Novel Roles for GRK2 in Cardiac Injury and Failure"

Speaker: Walter Koch, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Temple University

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Tuesday, March 19, 12:00 p.m.

Title: "Goodbye Millennials, Gen Z has Come to Campus"

Speaker: Jamie Belinne, SPHR Assistant Dean, Rockwell Career Center, Enactus Sam Walton Fellow, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Location: Room 3048,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Rontavia Sanders, 713-743-5061* (Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to reserve lunch)


Thursday, March 8, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "Semisynthetic ubiquitin probes reveal novel aspects of bacterial infection"

Speaker:  Chittaranjan Das, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Thursday, March 1, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "Targeting Glutamine Addiction of PIK3CA Mutant Colon Cancer"

Speaker: Zhenghe John Wang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


February 2018


Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "Metabolic Transformation in Heart Failure Pathology"

Speaker: Ganesh V. Halade, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama-Birmingham

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Thursday, Feb. 15, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "Gut Microbiome and Diabetes"

Speaker: Sridevi Devaraj, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB, Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, and Associate Director, Texas Children's Microbiome Center

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Thursday, Feb. 15, 12 p.m.

Title: "Toxigenic Clostridium difficile: Sources and Reservoirs Around Us"

Speaker: Jahangir Alam, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, UHCOP 

Location: Room 3082, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Rontavia Sanders, 713-743-5061* (Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to reserve lunch) 


Thursday, Feb. 8, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "Molecular Determinants of Response and Resistance to HER2-Targeted Therapies in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer"

Speaker: Rachel Schiff, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Thursday, Feb. 1, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "The Involvement of Vascular Prostanoids in Neurodegenerations"

Speaker: Qinglan Ling, Pharmacology Ph.D. Candidate, UHCOP

Location: Room 3082,  Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


January 2018


Thursday, Jan. 25, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "Airway Mucus: Production, Secretion, Function"

Speaker: Michael Tuvim, Ph.D., Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, The University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center

Location: Room 3082, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:00 a.m.

Title: "Utilizing Qualitative and Quantitative Data to Understand and Intervene on Youth Drug Abuse – Codeine Promethazine Abuse in the City of Lean"

Speaker: Ronald J. Peters Jr., Author, Crossing Farmers Boulevard: A Journey to Oneness in a Polarizing World, and Retired Associate Professor, UTHealth School of Public Health

Location: Room 3082, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Rhiana Boatwright, 713-743-1730


Thursday, Jan. 18, 4:15 p.m.

Title: "Reprogramming Human Cardiac Progenitor Cells into Pacemaker Cells for Heart Repair"

Speaker: Suchi Raghunathan, Ph.D. Candidate

Location: Room 3082, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Diane Salazar, 713-743-1345


Thursday, Jan. 18, 12 p.m.

Title: "Update from the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA): Supporting Pharmacists to Optimize Cancer Care"

Speaker: Susannah E. Koontz, Pharm.D., BCOP, FHOPA, Principal/Consultant, Koontz Oncology Consulting LLC, and President, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association

Location: Room 3082, Health Building 2, Third Floor

Contact: Rontavia Sanders, 713-743-5061* (Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to reserve lunch)