Robert Straka, PharmD, FCCP

"Pharmacogenetic Studies in Special Populations: Lessons from Research Partnerships in the Hmong Community"


December 7, 2018 | 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. | 1-451 Moos Tower (TC); 302 Heller Hall (Duluth via ITV)

Dr. Robert Straka is professor and head of the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and a member of the Institute of Personalized Medicine in the College of Pharmacy. His research is focused on optimizing the use of therapeutic agents for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease by investigating pharmacogenetic, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic sources of variability in drug response, including those that are ethnicity-based. He has partnered in collaborative research with the Minnesota Hmong community for many years and was a 2018 recipient of the UMN President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award.