Student Video Takes 2nd Place in AAPS Contest

The University of Maryland's student chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), including Fischell Department of Bioengineering graduate student Laura Hyland, won second place in the society's AAPS 25 video competition.

The contest, held in honor of the organization's 25th anniversary, asked students to produce videos "aimed at identifying the greatest challenges for the pharmaceutical sciences and AAPS in the next 25 years." In their video, Hyland and her fellow students discuss the challenge of mining biological data, and the expense and bottlenecks that keep new drugs from receiving FDA approval. The team advocates increased collaborations, community-driven research, and information exchanges to boost productivity and avoid redundancy.

Watch the video on YouTube »

Published August 17, 2011