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Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

East Tennessee State University

Appalachian Student Research Forum (ASRF) presentations are an important annual event for GCOP students performing either basic or clinical research. The ASRF is hosted every April by the university, and draws over 300 presenters, mentors and visitors. As well, there is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, after which awards are given to selected posters and talks. Through this judging and evaluation by other ETSU faculty, students learn more about how to present their data and results, as well as how to amplify and clarify the explanations for a more general audience.  

Holly Gilliam presenting poster

After the ASRF, many GCOP students then take their posters (or revised versions) to national pharmacy and scientific meetings to present them to a national audience. For example, students in Dr. Brooks Pond’s neuropharmacology lab regularly attend the annual Society for Neuroscience and the Experimental Biology meetings to present. Students performing clinical studies often find a warm reception at the Tennessee Pharmacists Association meeting as well as national AACP meetings. Shown below is Holly Gilliam (2017), with her poster on pharmacist’s perceptions regarding neonatal abstinence syndrome. Working with Dr. Nick Hagemeier in the Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, their results are being used to increase awareness and improve outcomes in this devastating syndrome in infants.


Application Process

Please fill out the following form and return it to the Office of Academic Affairs, room 201, to apply for the Research Concentration.

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