Applications now available for Pills, Potions, and Poisons

Emily Keeler
Applications are now available for The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy’s high school summer course, Pills, Potions, and Poisons. Designed for rising 10th – 12th graders interested in the biomedical sciences (including careers in pharmacy, medicine, laboratory research, etc.), this science enrichment and career exploration program will be held on July 17-22, 2017 (Mon-Sat, 9AM-4PM) on the Ohio State campus. Through lab experiments, projects, and field trips, students will investigate questions such as: Can we find a “perfect” drug, and if so, what properties would it exhibit? What are the similarities and differences between therapeutic drugs and illegal “street” drugs? How do we discover new drugs? What types of careers are available in the pharmaceutical sciences? For more information or to submit an application, visit: Questions can be directed to Molly Downing, PhD, at or Katie Summers, PhD, at The deadline for application submission is April 16, 2017.