TODD Symposium

9th Annual TODD Symposium:

Precision Medicine, Genomics, & Big Data


Each year, the UK College of Pharmacy invites scientists from across campus and the nation to discuss the latest scientific advances in pharmaceutical sciences.


The Therapeutics, Outcomes, Discovery & Delivery Symposium (TODD) Symposium brings together scientists from various disciplines for a day of seminars, poster sessions, and conversation. This year the symposium will focus on precision medicine, genomics, and big data. 


September 6, 2018
UK College of Pharmacy - Lee T. Todd Jr. Building
8:00 am-5:30 pm




Keynote Speakers

William Douglas Figg Sr., PharmD, MBA
Deputy Chief, Genitourinary Malignancies Branch
National Institute of Health

Talk: “Androgen Uptake in Prostate Cancer: Passive or Active”

Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Professor, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor
University of California, San Francisco

Talk: “Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease”

Featured Speakers

Jill Kolesar, PharmD, MS
Director, Early Phase Clinical Trials Center
Co-Director, Molecular Tumor Board
Professor, UK College of Pharmacy

Talk: "Precision Medicine and Big Data: Opportunities for Cancer Drug Development”

Tim Tracy, PhD
CEO, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals

Talk: “3D Printing and Precision Medicine”


Additionally, a panel discussion titled The Clinical Aspects of Precision Medicine will include the following UK experts:

Dr. Susan Smyth
Precision Medicine Initiatives in the Cardiovascular Service Line
Director, Gill Heart and Vascular Institute
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Jeff Gill Professor of Cardiology

Dr. Jill M. Kolesar
Markey Cancer Center Precision Medicine Initiatives
Professor, College of Pharmacy
Director, Precision Medicine Center & Markey Cancer Center

Dr. Shulin Zhang
Laboratory Capabilities Supporting Precision Medicine
Director, Genomics Core Laboratory
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. C. Darrell Jennings
Laboratory Reporting Oversight in the Era of Genomics
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

All UK and regional scientific communities are welcome to attend the TODD Symposium. Registration is free and must be completed online by Sept. 3, 2018, in order to receive lunch.

Support for the symposium is provided by the UK Institute for Biomedical Informatics, UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science, UK Markey Cancer Center, the UK College of Pharmacy, and the UK College of Public Health.