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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

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Last updated: April 13, 2017 

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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GROUP NAME: National Directors of Graduate Studies; they are holding 75 rooms at $139.00 rate (single or double occupancy). Rates are subject to the NY State Tax of 8.625% and 3.0% Occupancy Tax.

Meeting Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wang Center 

12:00 pm Registration Opens
1:45 pm Welcome Remarks
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
Irene Solomon, SBU 

Pharmacology undergrad/grad teaching
Miguel Garcia-Diaz SBU 

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Diversity efforts
Toni Sperzel, Director SBU Center for Inclusive Education

Career preparation efforts for grad students/ professional development

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
At Southampton Campus: 

9:00 am - 10:00 am Theme: Rigor and Reproducibility
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 – 6:00 pm Break - Bus to Campus

At the Hilton: 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Outcomes of BEST programs

Dr. Roger Chalkley, Vanderbilt 

Outcomes of T32 Supplements
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 - 11:00 pm Theme: Communicating Science
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Lindenfeld-Sher, Director of the Alan Alda Center for
Communicating Science

10:00 am

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

Meeting Contacts

Dr. Miguel Garcia-Diaz
Dr. Stella Tsirka (styliani-anna.tsirka@stonybrook.edu)
Ms. Odalis Hernandez (odalis.hernandez@stonybrook.edu)


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