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Pharmaceutical Innovations: Transforming Bold Ideas Into Better Health

April 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A Look Forward with the Eshelman Institute for Innovation

It’s been almost five years since the transformative $100 million gift by Dr. Fred Eshelman set the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy on a path to vigorously pursue new ideas in pharmaceutical science, research, education and practice. Join us to hear an update from school’s Eshelman Institute for Innovation about how it is accelerating ideas that lead to discoveries and breakthroughs in research, education and health care. Find out about the exciting progress made by the Institute over the past several years and learn where it’s headed in the future.
Roy Zwahlen, associate dean for innovation and entrepreneurship at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, will join us to discuss key initiatives for fostering innovation and the creation of new scientific approaches for drug discovery. You’ll learn about:

  • The types of ideas that the Institute seeks and funds.
  • Examples of projects launched by faculty, staff, students and fellows who are turning bold and disruptive ideas into innovations that make an impact in research and health care.
  • Programs that support and train the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs – from high school to Pharm.D. to postdoctoral students.
  • Opportunities for industry partners to engage with the Institute in entrepreneurial initiatives and projects that help innovations reach their commercial potential.


April 4, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm