Pills, Potions and Poisons

Pills, Potions and Poisons

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The annual Pills, Potions and Poisons Summer Camp provides high school students interested in biomedical science an overview of pharmacology and its relationship to health, disease and society.

In the field of pharmacology, scientists study the interactions between drugs and the body and then apply what they have learned to the development of new drugs. Once a therapeutic drug becomes available, pharmacists work with patients and other health care professionals to ensure patients get the best outcomes from their medications.

Students enrolled in the PPP program will learn through a variety of approaches, including interactive lectures, online discussion boards, videos and activities. While we primarily explore careers in the pharmaceutical sciences (both clinical and research careers), the program is not designed strictly for students with an interest in pharmacy. In fact, any student with an interest in biomedical science, including careers in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, laboratory research, etc., is encouraged to apply. This program does not explore careers related to forensic science, engineering or the physical sciences.

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July 27-31, 2020

PPP is designed for high school students (grades 9-12)Students do not need to be local to Ohio since the program will be held online.

Most of the PPP content is asynchronous (learning using online platforms without real-time interaction) but we will provide optional synchronous (learning in real-time) activities every day. Interactions and synchronous activities start at 9 a.m., and all submissions are needed before 6 p.m

Cost: $30

The deadline for registration is Friday, July 17. Registration is first come, first served until 30 seats are full. If registration is full, please email Dr. Canan at canan.20@osu.edu to be placed on a waitlist. You will then be notified when a spot is open.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Cynthia Canan at canan.20@osu.edu or (614) 247-5476. Requests made by July 3, 2020, will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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