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STaR regional scientific conference to be held Sept. 24-25 at Georgia Center

UGA will host a regional scientific conference for faculty, students, residents and fellows that focuses on the latest advances in translational research for improving human health. The sixth annual Southern Translational Education and Research conference will be held Sept. 24-25 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

In addition to discussing state-of-the-art topics in clinical and translational research, the conference will offer opportunities for trainees and faculty to showcase their research and network with others to develop new scientific collaborations.

The theme for this year’s STaR conference is “Inflammation in Health and Disease” but translational research in other areas also will be presented. Keynote addresses will given by Richard Meagher, Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics at UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and Kathy Griendling, the R. Wayne Alexander Professor of Medicine and vice chair for research at Emory University School of Medicine.

Excellence in clinical and translational research will be recognized with the STaR Graduate Student Award, the STaR Post-Doctoral Fellow Award, the STaR Young Investigator Award and the STaR Travel awards.

Conference sponsors include the UGA College of Pharmacy, the Medical College of Georgia Center for Pharmacy and Experimental Therapeutics, the Office of the AU Vice President for Research, the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, the UGA Center for Drug Discovery and the UGA Health Sciences Institute.

Registration ends Sept. 23. Visit for more information or to register.