Clinical trials in the time of a Pandemic

March 4, 2021 from 3:30-4:30pm CST

Virtual | Zoom

How do human clinical trials work for new medicines? What does that look like in the time of COVID? Dr. Janet Pavese from Astellas Pharma will be joining us to discuss her role in measuring human clinical trial samples to learn about how potential new medicines work. This will be an informal discussion with plenty of time to ask questions. 

About Dr. Pavese: I graduated high school in 2003, and received my BS in Biochemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and my PhD from Northwestern University in 2014 in Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery.  Following graduate school I spent 3 years working at Abbott Molecular developing tests to measure viruses and cancer cells in blood.  Currently, I work for Astellas Pharma where I measure human clinical trial samples to learn about how potential new medicines work. 

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Facilitator: Mary Clark, Whitney Young High School. Credit Hours Provided: 1 CEU provided for attendance.