Personalized medicine the topic at Tuesday Science Cafe

December 30, 2009

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Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D.
Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D., dean of the UNMC College of Pharmacy, will discuss personalized medicine at Tuesday's Omaha Science Cafe at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Dr. Fletcher's presentation starts at 7 p.m.

Personalized medicine studies how individuals respond to, absorb and eliminate drugs.

The goal of personalized medicine is to allow drug therapy to move from the current "one size fits all" approach to a more individualized approach. This should improve the likelihood of the desired response and minimize the chances of an adverse reaction.

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See more about the Science Cafes online.

Science Cafes are held in Omaha the first Tuesday of each month. They are free educational events sponsored by UNMC, BioNebraska and the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures. The goal is to increase science literacy by getting young adults interested in science by presenting it in a casual setting.

Free pizza will be provided by the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures for the first 50 people in attendance.