09/30/2008

Robert E. Stitzel Lecture Oct. 10 at Health Sciences

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A Merck scientist and WVU graduate will deliver the first Robert E. Stitzel Lecture Friday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in Room 1901 of the Health Sciences Learning Center at West Virginia University.

Darryle Schoepp, Ph.D., is senior vice president and franchise head of neuroscience at Merck Research Laboratories. He earned his doctoral degree in pharmacology and toxicology from WVU in 1982.

Schoepp, who spent 20 years in neuroscience discovery research at Eli Lilly and Company, will speak on "Rational Drug Discovery in Psychiatry: Where Will Innovative New Drugs Come From?" The public is invited. 

The lecture series is named for the late Robert E. Stitzel, who served WVU as an educator, scientist and administrator for more than 40 years. 

Before the lecture, graduate students who receive funds for their educational development through the Stitzel Awards will be recognized. At 3 p.m., a reception will be held in the Pylons Lobby for Stitzel’s friends and colleagues and the student awardees. 

For more information contact djsmith@hsc.wvu.edu.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
ab: 09-17-08

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