RBHS Strategic Plan Speaker Series

This speaker series features national experts and leaders in their respective fields, whose presentations will help inform and guide RBHS as we seek to implement specific RBHS strategic plan initiatives. The speakers will address topics focusing on signature programs, complementary programs, educational initiatives, clinical initiatives, community services activities, integration among schools and across Rutgers, other enabling structures, and financial and development strategies.


Saxagliptin: A Rutgers Case Study of the Life Cycle of a Drug—from Discovery to Post-Marketing Pharmacoepidemiology Studies

Speakers: David J. Augeri, Ph.D. and Brian L. Strom, M.D., M.P.H.
Date and Time: Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4–6 p.m.

Please join David Augeri and Brian Strom for what should be a very interesting presentation for faculty, staff, and students with interests in the life cycle of the drug discovery, approval, marketing, and post-marketing surveillance process. Prior to Dr. Augeri’s arrival at Rutgers, he worked in private industry and played a central role in the discovery of saxagliptin (Onglyza), which was approved by the FDA in 2009 for use in the treatment of type II diabetes. Prior to Dr. Strom’s arrival, he was asked to lead five different investigations of saxagliptin, to study the drug’s impact on type II diabetes and risk factors for other diseases.

Drs. Augeri and Strom will make a joint presentation. Dr. Augeri’s talk will focus on the discovery of the drug and its approval and marketing; Dr. Strom will follow with a presentation of the methods used to investigate the drug’s effects and the results thus far of these ongoing studies. A Q & A will follow.

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Who Needs a Waiting Room? Transforming Health Care through Practice Redesign

Speaker: Michael K. Magill, M.D
Date and Time: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:30–9 a.m.

Join us for the first event in this series with Michael K. Magill, M.D., Hicken professor and chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and executive medical director of the University of Utah’s Health Plans. Dr. Magill is experienced in developing, researching, and teaching the medical home model and is actively working in health care reform.