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ASCPT Catalyst
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Episode 1 - Diversity at Scientific Meetings
SPC Chair Kathryn Momary, PharmD (Mercer University, discusses the Society's goals for diversity in terms of speaker demographics, education strategies, and poster design. Importantly, Kathryn offers insight on how the SPC will look for sessions that will work well on a virtual platform, use of the Poster 2.0 format, and the importance of avoiding "manels."



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Past episodes:
 Title Guests  
Episode 17: "Full House": Balancing Kids and Work During COVID-19 with Alethea Gerding and Alaina Webster Alethea Gerding, ASCPT Managing Editor
Alaina Webster, ASCPT Deputy Managing Editor
Moderated by Diana Tsuji, (ASCPT), Alethea Gerding and Alaina Webster discuss balancing work, kids, school, and expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alethea and Alaina are both members of the ASCPT Journals Department.
Episode 16: Entrepreneurship and Consulting in Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Part 2 Patrick Smith, PharmD, Certara
Emily Cicali, PharmD, University of Florida
Moderated by Early Career Community member Emily Cicali, PharmD (University of Florida), Patrick Smith, PharmD (Certara) discusses the ample opportunities for small biotech companies that has arisen from changes in regulations. This episode is a great listen for anyone interested in pursuing opportunities in consulting!
Episode 15: Entrepreneurship and Consulting in Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Part 1 Patrick Smith, PharmD, Certara
Emily Cicali, PharmD, University of Florida
Moderated by Early Career Community member Emily Cicali, PharmD (University of Florida), Patrick Smith, PharmD (Certara) discusses the risks and rewards with entrepreneurship in the field of clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics. Patrick talks honestly about the mistakes made early on and the differing needs of team members who are starting a business in varying stages of life.
Episode 14: "Full House": Balancing Kids and Work During COVID-19 with Josh Peterson Josh Peterson, MD (Vanderbilt University) Josh Peterson, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) discusses what it is like to parent older children during a pandemic with some living at home and some living on a college campus. Josh is the 2020 recipient of the Malle Jurima-Romet Mid-Career Leadership Award at ASCPT as well as a working parent to three boys.
Episode 13: ASCPT Musician Series - Sarah Holstein Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Matthew Brooks, DMA, University of Nebraska Omaha
Mary Perkinson, DMA, University of Nebraska Omaha
Moderated by Diana Tsuji, CHES, (ASCPT), ASCPT musician Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Matthew Brooks, DMA, (University of Nebraska Omaha), and Mary Perkinson, DMA (University of Nebraska Omaha) talk about the inspiration behind the Nebraska Medical Orchestra, nerves when performing, and music’s connection to health and wellbeing.
Episode 12: "Full House": Balancing Kids and Work During COVID-19 with Antoinette Ajavon-Hartmann Antoinette “Toni” Ajavon-Hartmann, PhD Moderated by Diana Tsuji, (ASCPT), Antoinette “Toni” Ajavon-Hartmann, PhD (Bayer AG) discusses transitioning from maternity leave to full-time work in Germany during the COVID-19 pandemic. Toni is a member of the 2020-2021 ASCPT Scientific Program Committee, a Vice Chair for the Oncology Community, and mother to a 1-year old.
Episode 11: ASCPT Musician Sereis - Andy Stein Andy Stein, PhD, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Moderated by Diana Tsuji, (ASCPT), PKPD modeler and musician Andy Stein, PhD (Novartis Pharmaceuticals) discusses music, patterns, and the legendary Shark Banana!
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Episode 10: ASCPT Webinar Committee Eric Masson, PharmD
Bianca van Groen, PharmD, PhD
Moderated by Diana Tsuji, (ASCPT), ASCPT Webinar Committee Chair Eric Masson, PharmD (Biogen) and Webinar Committee member Bianca van Groen, PharmD, PhD (Roche) talk about best practices for submitting a webinar to ASCPT. Submit your webinar today!
Episode 9: Gender Gap in Publishing Deanna Kroetz, PhD, University of California San Francisco
Alethea Gerding, ASCPT Managing Editor
Deanna Kroetz, PhD, (University of California San Francisco) and Alethea Gerding (ASCPT) discuss the gender gap in publishing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ASCPT has gathered some anecdotal evidence that suggests men are submitting more papers for publication during the quarantine than women. In this podcast Deanna and Alethea discuss the fear that female professors will be scrutinized when reviewed for tenure in the future.
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Episode 8: ASCPT Musician Series - Greg Kearns and Sander Vinks Greg Kearns, PharmD, PhD
Sander Vinks, PharmD, PhD
Moderated by Diana Tsuji, CHES, (ASCPT), ASCPT musicians Greg Kearns, PharmD, PhD, (Texas Christian University) and Sander Vinks, PharmD, PhD, (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital) talk about the intersection between science and music, the importance of practice, what inspires them, and how to get started!

Greg plays the piano, trumpet, & mandolin. Sander plays the bassoon, guitar, & recorder.
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Episode 7: Network and Community Volunteerism Ryan Funk, PharmD, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
Lisa Infelise, ASCPT Senior Director of Member Services
Moderated by Diana Tsuji, CHES, (ASCPT), Quantitative Pharmacology Network Chair Ryan Funk, PharmD, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center) and Lisa Infelise (ASCPT) talk about up-and-coming volunteer opportunities for ASCPT members.
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Episode 6: The Complexity of Developing Therapeutics for COVID-19 Webinar Q&A Gauri Rao, PharmD
Prabha Fernandes, PhD
Moderated by Dr. Gauri Rao (UNC at Chapel Hill), speaker Dr. Prabha Fernandes answers all follow-up questions from the ASCPT webinar " The Complexity of Developing Therapeutics for COVID-19 Webinar" originally aired on June 15, 2020. Dr. Fernandes has over 35 years of experience in pharmaceutical discovery, development and management and is a member of the NIH working group for the therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19. If you would like to view the original webinar, please visit the Online Library. Members will need to be logged in to access the webinar library.
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Episode 5: ASCPT Career Center Micro-Recruitment Session with Certara Webinar Q&A Lisa Infelise, ASCPT Senior Director of Member Services
Julie Bullock, Vice President, Integrated Drug Development
Emily Cox, Director, Talent Acquisition from Certara
Moderated by Lisa Infelise, (ASCPT), speakers Julie Bullock, PharmD, (Certara) and Emily Cox, (Certara) answer follow-up questions from the ASCPT webinar "ASCPT Career Center Micro-Recruitment Session with Certara Webinar Q&A" originally aired on June 11, 2020. If you would like to view the original webinar, please visit the Online Library. Members will need to be logged in to access the webinar library. Visit the Career Center to find more opportunities!
Episode 4: Meet the Career Development Committee: Sonya Tang Girdwood and Jon Wagner Sonya Tang Girdwood, MD, PhD 
Jonathan Wagner, DO
Moderated by Diana Tsuji, CHES, (ASCPT), new Career Development Committee members Sonya Tang Girdwood, MD, PhD (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital) and Jonathan Wagner, DO (Children's Mercy Hospital) talk about Kansas City Chiefs, career development, the use of Twitter as a tool, and the joys of fishing!
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Episode 3: Drug Development for COVID-19 - A Clinical Pharmacology Perspective Webinar Q&A Matthew Rizk, PhD, ASCPT Board of Directors
Su-Young Choi, PhD
Vikram Arya, PhD
Moderated by Matthew Rizk, PhD, (Merck Pharmaceuticals), speakers Su-Young Choi, PhD, (FDA), and Vikram Arya, PhD (FDA) answer follow-up questions from the ASCPT webinar "Drug Development for COVID-19 - A Clinical Pharmacology Perspective" originally aired on May 4th, 2020. Members can access the original webinar in the Online Library.
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Episode 2: Racial Inequality in Academic Medicine Tamorah Lewis, MD, Board Member ASCPT Board of Directors member Tamorah Lewis, MD, PhD (Children’s Mercy Hospital) advocates for black women in academic medicine through her article on racial inequality, “The Burden of Having Ears That Can Hear.” In this episode, she encourages clinical pharmacologists and translational scientists to combat racism through ongoing education, conversation, and the use of Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Anti-racism in Medicine Collection.
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Episode 1: Diversity at Scientific Meetings Kathryn Momary, PharmD, SPC Chair SPC Chair Kathryn Momary, PharmD (Mercer University, discusses the Society's goals for diversity in terms of speaker demographics, education strategies, and poster design. Importantly, Kathryn offers insight on how the SPC will look for sessions that will work well on a virtual platform, use of the Poster 2.0 format, and the importance of avoiding "manels."
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Episode 0: Welcome to ASCPT Catalyst Susan Abdel-Rahman, PharmD, ASCPT President
Sharon Swan, FASAE, CAE, ASCPT CEO
Sue Rahman, PharmD (Children's Mercy Hospital) and Sharon Swan FASAE, CAE (ASCPT) launch ASCPT's new podcast: ASCPT Catalyst!
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