Learn about U-M’s new Center for Drug Repurposing November 8


Friday, November 8, 2019


11:30am - 1:00pm


Med Sci I, M5330


Traditional drug discovery typically involves screening hundreds of thousands of compounds to find an active substance for development. The process of bringing a novel drug to market has a very high failure rate, a timeline of 11-18 years, and costs of approximately $1-3 billion dollars. One important alternative is the discovery of new uses for existing compounds that have cleared key steps in the drug development process.

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) invites all interested scientists, faculty, and staff to learn about U-M’s new Center for Drug Repurposing (CDR) at a Town Hall on November 8, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Med Sci I, M5330.

Speakers include George A. Mashour, MD, PhD, Executive Director, MICHR and Jonny Sexton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, and Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy.

Lunch will be provided for those who register by November 1. Learn more and register: https://drugrepurposingtownhall.splashthat.com/