Erland Stevens – Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
James G. Martin Professor of Chemistry, Erland Stevens has received funding from Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc. (NIBR).
The collaboration between Professor Stevens and NIBR will produce a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in drug discovery for use by biomedical and pharma personnel worldwide. The $40,000 award will be used to create instructional videos, printable lecture summaries, problem sets, lab activities built upon online tools and interviews with pharma professionals. The MOOC will present up to-date information on how drugs are safely and effectively developed for the treatment and prevention of disease, bridging an important gap by updating the training of chemists and biologists in drug discovery. The online delivery provides universal access in a concise and self-paced manner that adapts to the busy schedules of advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scientists seeking to expand their knowledge in drug discovery.
Previous online courses produced by Professor Stevens include Drug Discovery & Medicinal Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry: The Molecular Basis of Drug Discovery, on edX.