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Application Deadline: Training in Neurotherapeutics Discovery and Development for Academic Scientists

November 15, 2017, 12:00 AM


This training program in neurotherapeutics discovery and development is an intensive 3½ -day course that will provide trainees with the various knowledge elements required to discover and advance a neurotherapeutic agent to Investigational New Drug (IND) Application. Following the course, the training program will continue for a two-year period during which students will have individualized mentoring.

The training, which is designed to be applicable to diverse diseases of the nervous system, will equip students with a broad understanding of the various component steps in the neurotherapeutics drug discovery and development process.

Students will learn:

  • How to identify a good drug discovery target
  • How to construct an assay
  • The elements of medicinal chemistry
  • How to conduct animal efficacy testing
  • The principals of ADME studies and safety/toxicology testing
  • The steps required to prepare an IND document