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UNC Catalyst Director Candidate Seminar
June 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|The Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry presents a candidate for director of the UNC Catalyst for Rare Diseases.
ANTHONY J. HICKEY, D.SC., PH.D.
Distinguished RTI Fellow, Research Triangle Institute
“Inhaled Therapy for Tuberculosis: Collaborations, Alliances and Translational Strategy”
Date: June 7
Time: 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Place: G030 Bondurant
Drug resistant tuberculosis is a serious global health threat. Inhaled therapy may be a valuable addition to the treatment regimen in the absence of effective new drugs. Pharmaceutical industry interest in tuberculosis is not proportionate to the high incidence of disease. Consequently, innovation and translation depends on complex collaborations, alliances and creative funding approaches, which are challenges similar to the situation with rare and orphan diseases. Experience from development of inhaled therapy for TB may be relevant to other areas of unmet medical need such as catalyzing therapeutic development for rare diseases.