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2020 National Directors of Graduate Studies in Pharmacology and Physiology (NDOGS)

The National Directors of Graduate Studies (NDOGS), originally scheduled to take place at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, June 10-12, 2020, has been re-developed into an online seminar series with the goal of sharing innovations and creating a community of educators across institutions. 

The series will begin June 11 and continue every second Thursday of each month at 12:00 PM (ET).  Each seminar will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by a discussion on Zoom.

For the seminar schedule and to register, visit the NDOGS meeting website.


The National Directors of Graduate Studies in Pharmacology and Physiology (NDOGS) meeting is the forum for exchanging information among those training graduate students in the disciplines of pharmacology and physiology.  As a collaboration between the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and the American Physiological Society (APS), the meeting has broad participation among colleagues with a common cause and similar challenges.

NDOGS addresses critical issues related to training pharmacologists and physiologists and has been planned in response to a perceived and real decline in training programs in these disciplines. Since the initial meeting in 2005, the goals have included identifying common problems and opportunities that face PhD training programs in pharmacology and physiology and how best to provide effective training in these disciplines that are key to translational research. The target audience for this meeting is directors of graduate training programs in pharmacology, physiology, or other related biomedical sciences. These meetings provide a unique opportunity for scientists to exchange information and to interact with leaders in industry, government, and academia who help shape these disciplines. A continuing dialogue among directors of training programs and other scientists with an interest in PhD training is identified as a desired major outcome.

Last Updated: June 5, 2020

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