Speaker Series on The Hill


A monthly luncheon for members and those in the community, featuring speakers of interest.

Gather at noon on the second Thursday of the month in Widener Hall. Bring your lunch and a friend. Presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee are provided. A $5 is donation requested. Call Mariangela Saavedra at 215-247-4654 or email [email protected]


November 14th
Dr. Russell Kaufman – The Creation of a New Drug and How They are Priced

Dr. Kaufman, M.D. has been an academic leader in biomedicine for 35 years, serving as Chief of Hematology/ Oncology, Vice Dean, and Associate Vice Chancellor at Duke University, where he is an emeritus professor of Medicine and Biochemistry. After leaving Duke in 2002, he became President and CEO of The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, from which he retired in March 2015 and is president emeritus. He now is Executive-in Residence for Pappas-Capital in North Carolina and founder of Kaufman LifeSciences. He will talk about drug development, starting from a basic science discovery, to developing a lead, through the different funding and research trial stages and finally FDA approval and naming. Then, he will discuss how a price for the drug is determined.