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University to host STaR conference

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 2016 Southern Translational Education and Research, or STaR, conference will be held Sept. 22-23 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. The deadline for early registration is Sept. 1.

The conference is being sponsored by numerous partners at UGA and Augusta University, including the UGA College of Pharmacy, the Medical College of Georgia Center for Pharmacy and Experimental Therapeutics, the AU Vice President for Research and the AU/UGA Medical Partnership.
The STaR conference will include state-of-the-art topics in clinical and translational research and offer opportunities for trainees and faculty to showcase their research and network with others to develop new scientific collaborations.

The conference agenda will include keynote addresses Sept. 23 by W. Robert Taylor, who holds the Marcus Chair in Vascular Medicine and is director of cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, and Ted Ross, who holds the GRA Eminent Chair in Influenza and Emerging Pathogens and is director of UGA’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology.

The deadline to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference is Aug. 26. Excellence in clinical and translational research will be recognized with the presentation of the STaR Graduate Student Award, the STaR Post-Doctoral Fellow Award, the STaR Young Investigator Award and the STaR Travel Awards.

More information about the conference is at