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University of Nebraska Medical Center

The UNMC Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Drug Discovery

The UNMC Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Drug Discovery is a NIH funded T32 program (T32AG076407) administered jointly by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Neurological Sciences at UNMC. The training program is inspired by the need to develop a critical workforce of specialists in neurodegenerative diseases focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and drug development. Students will obtain a depth of knowledge within pharmacokinetic studies in experimental therapeutics and the drug development process. This program will improve the students’ abilities to collaborate effectively on interdisciplinary teams with broad expertise to address challenges within target-based drug discovery concerning AD and related dementias.

Trainees will take defined courses in biochemistry, statistical analysis, pharmaceutical chemistry, neuroscience, responsible conduct of research, research design and scientific thinking, and the drug discovery process to provide a common skill set and language for interdisciplinary research. Workshops, seminars, and practical education will create essential skills for developing proficient personnel within the biomedical research community.

Up to six trainees will be supported per year and a request for applications will be posted each summer.

Directors

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program

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Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Senior Associate Dean of Research & Development, College of Medicine

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Current T32 Trainees

Mr. Shaun Filliaux

Laboratory of Dr. Yuri Lyubchenko

Ms. Kirsten Antonio-Tolentino

Laboratory of Dr. Corey Hopkins

Mr. Connor Phipps

Laboratory of Dr. David Warren

Ms. Shaylah McCool

Laboratory of Dr. Matt Van Hook

Ms. Abi Heller

Laboratory of Dr. David Warren

Faculty Mentors

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program

402-559-9763
402-559-5673

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Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Senior Associate Dean of Research & Development, College of Medicine

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Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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402-559-5673

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Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences

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Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Chief Bioinformatics and Research Computing Officer

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Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience

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Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

402-559-1971
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Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Director, Memory Disorders & Behavioral Neurology Program

402-559-8600
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Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

402-559-3790
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Frances & Edgar Reynolds Chair
Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Co-Director, Nebraska Neuroscience Alliance

402-559-8600
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Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Director, Seahorse Core

402-559-4552

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Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences

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