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Science Cafe: Drug Discovery & Clinical Trials

Join us for Science Café's presentation on Drug Discovery & Clinical Trials. Panelists will discuss the process of drug discovery/testing, the development of new medical treatments and the importance of human clinical trials.

This month, Science Café welcomes:
Peter Crooks, Ph.D., Professor/Chair, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UAMS

Jennifer Sharp, J.D., Director, Institutional Review Board (IRB), UAMS, Little Rock, AR

Laura Hutchins, M.D., Professor/Chair, Div. of Hematology & Oncology, UAMS

Radio Sneak Peak

Each month a speaker from the Science Café panel of scientists/experts provides topical insight as a guest on the KUAR-FM89 "Science Café Little Rock" talk show hosted by Dorothy Graves, Ph.D. at (6:05-6:30 p.m.) just prior to the live event at 7 p.m. Dorothy’s guest this month will be Dr. Laura Hutchins.


Want more Science Café?

Check out the Science Café website, watch Science Café's YouTube Channel, read Science Café organizer Linda Williams's Science Whisperer blog, follow her on Twitter, and "like" Science Café on Facebook.

Interesting links related to this month's discussion:

Drug Discovery News
Institutional Review Boards and the HIPAA Privacy Rule (NIH)
Why clinical trials are important to cancer research and as a matter of policy


The first science cafés (Café Scientifique) were started in Europe in the early 1990’s to offer a relaxed public forum for the exchange of ideas (over coffee, beer, and food) in a friendly setting where anyone could come tosharpen their knowledge of the modern sciences. It was also a place where people could ask questions about the relevance, risk, and ethical concerns relating to a topic.

Today, there are science cafés around the world. Cafés, pubs and restaurants serve as venues for scientists and other experts to give short public presentations on specific topics followed by Q&A and open discussion.

Each Science Café event includes a moderator who introduces 2-3 panelists addressing a monthly topic as it relates to his/her experience and expertise. After each speakers’ brief (10-15 minute) talk, the audience asks questions and discusses the topic. The moderator fills in the gaps and facilitates questions. The Science Café provides an opportunity for an interesting night out, a chance to meet new people, learn new things, and discuss current scientific research/applications in plain English.

Science Café in Little Rock is hosted by Vieux Carre/The Afterthought the 4th Tuesday of every month.  Join your Freethinking friends for a fun and interesting evening! Get there early as seating is limited.



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  • Olivia P.

    I'd like to make this one...

    1 · April 17, 2013

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