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Philadelphia College of Pharmacy to host 7th Annual PCP Symposium

By Jenna Pizzi

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences will host the 7th Annual PCP Symposium on June 1 for the four recipients of the 2015 Varis Women’s Health Research Awards. The symposium will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. in the McNeil Science and Technology Center’s AstraZeneca Auditorium. The speakers include:  

  • Gladys Dueñas, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy who was awarded for developing women faculty leaders in community pharmacy practice.
  • Isabelle Mercier, PhD, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences who was awarded for her research of novel radiosensitizers for the treatment of women with triple negative breast cancers.
  • Clyde Ofner, PhD, professor of pharmaceutics who studies intracellular delivery of doxorubicin from biodegradable conjugate for localized treatment of breast cancer with minimal systemic toxicities. 
    Clyde Ofner
  • Jessica M. Sautter, PhD, assistant professor of medical sociology who studies interprofessional palliative care.
    Jessica M. Sautter

The Varis Women’s Health Research Awards were funded by the Agnes Varis Charitable Trust and provided $10,000 to each of the awarded faculty to support research for women’s health and leadership. 

The Anges Varis Charitable Trust honors the legacy of Dr. Anges Varis, a pharmaceutical business leader, who believed that philanthropy uplifts both the individual and the community. Dr. Varis was always helping women thrive in the pharmaceutical industry, taking them under her wing and acting as a mentor and role model for them. Upon her death in August 2011, the Agnes Varis Charitable Trust was established to support her passion for women’s rights, the under privileged, animal rights and the arts. 

The symposium is free and open to the public. 

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