Pharmacy Research Day

Pharmacy Research Day celebrates advancements in healthcare collaboration, drug discovery Researchday2020and delivery, health outcomes and teaching and learning research in pharmacy.

The day includes a keynote address, a poster competition and mini presentations.

2020 Agenda: Friday, Nov. 27

This year we've scheduled Pharmacy Research Day, Friday, November 27th, 2020, to coincide with Memorial's university-wide Research Week, Nov. 23-27, 2020. All activities for research day will take place online. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and pharmacy residents involved in research activities in the last academic year are requested to take part in the research poster competition and mini-presentation. Judging panels will evaluate all posters remotely, and winners may be selected for one of several awards.

Tentative Schedule:

Dr. Rod Russell

12:00 – 1:00: Keynote address
Location: Online
Presenter: Dr. Rod Russell, Memorial University Faculty of Medicine:

Title: SARS-COV-2: The Virus That Stops the World:  Dr. Rod Russell of MUN's Faculty of Medicine gives this timely and important keynote address for Pharmacy Research Day 2020.  What is an important, timely subject in Pandemic by a leading expert! Dr. Rodney Russell is a leading expert in his field, and a professor of Virology in the Faculty of Medicine. He also holds a cross-appointment to the School of Pharmacy and has been teaching antiviral agents in the last few years. His presentation covers general virology, the virus and its origin, and an update on the therapeutics and vaccine development/status, all highly beneficial to your study and future practice. Note:Dr. Russell's Keynote address is also one of the many events during MUN's Research Week, November 23-27. Come to show the University community your enthusiastic support for research!

To join the virtual session: C

1:15–2:30 pm:Undergraduate Poster Competition Mini Presentations:

Come to cheer your fellow students! They'll present their research findings in posters as well as virtual oral presentations. A judging panel of faculty members from Medicine and Pharmacy will evaluate the quality of their research. You can view posters (hyperlink to be provided) before joining the virtual presentation session:

2:45–4:00 pm:Graduate Poster Competition and Mini Presentations:

Posters will be available for virtual viewing prior to and during the event. Hospital pharmacy residents and graduate students will showcase their research findings in the format of mini-presentations. SGS will hold Memorial University's 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition virtually ( on November 30 from 2-4 pm via WebEx  The Snappy Synopsis may be good practice for that event. To join the virtual session:

Research Day 2020 Abstract Booklet

Research Day 2020 Abstract Booklet

Undergraduate Poster Competition 2020

Brad O'Leary

Omar Shogan

Taylor Skinner

Graduate Poster Competition 2020:

Nadia Ahmed

Sunisha Aryal

Mike Chong

Shweta Mital


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