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2017 National Directors of Graduate Studies in Pharmacology and Physiology (NDOGS)

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About the Meeting

NDOGS is the biennial meeting of the National Directors of Graduate Studies in Pharmacology and Physiology.  This meeting is designed to serve as a 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.

Meeting Dates

June 28-30, 2017

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Stony Brook University
The Wang Center
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $125

Housing Information

Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY, 11794

TEL: +1-631-941-2980 FAX: +1-631-941-2999

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Meeting Schedule


Day 1: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wang Center 

12:00 pm Registration Opens – Wang Theater Lobby
1:45 pm Welcome Remarks – Wang Lecture Hall 2
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Curriculum for Pharmacology and Physiology undergraduate/graduate programs
Drs Tom Pressley, Robert Duvoisin, Heddwen Brooks, Jeff Osborn, Bill Jackson, Joey Barnett, Kelly Karpa, Bob Watson  

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Breakout sessions:

Physiology undergrad/grad teaching Lecture Hall 1
Irene Solomon, SBU 

Pharmacology undergrad/grad teaching Lecture Hall 2
Miguel Garcia-Diaz SBU, Dr. Robert Watson, SBU  

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Coffee Break – Wang Theater Lobby
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Diversity efforts – Wang Lecture Hall 2
Toni Sperzel, Director SBU Center for Inclusive Education

Career preparation efforts for grad students/ professional development – Wang Lecture Hall 2

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Break


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Banquet Dinner 

Theme: Careers and Science
Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Yancopoulos, President and CEO, Regeneron Inc 

Day 2: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bus to Southampton in the AM 

Southampton Campus 

9:00 am - 10:00 am Theme: Rigor and Reproducibility - Duke Hall
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Glenn Begley 
10:00 am -11:00am Reproducibility Panel Discussion
Dr. Glenn Begley 
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Optional Boat Tour and Lunch or Town tour and Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Break - Bus to Campus

Wang Center 

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Outcomes of BEST programs Lecture Hall 2
Dr. Roger Chalkley, Vanderbilt 

Outcomes of T32 Supplements Lecture Hall 2
Dr. Joey Barnett 


7:00 pm Cocktail Hour and Poster Session

Day 3: Friday, June 30, 2017

8:30 am Breakfast

Wang Center 

9:00 am - 10:00 am Theme: Communicating Science – Lecture Hall 2
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Lindenfeld-Sher, Director of the Alan Alda Center for
Communicating Science
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Theme: NIH T32 Applications/New Tables Feedback, etc. Lecture Hall 2
NIH representatives


Meeting Contacts

Dr. Miguel Garcia-Diaz
Dr. Stella Tsirka (
Ms. Odalis Hernandez (


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Previous Meetings

Details of previous meetings are available on the Vanderbilt site.

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