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Students enter Training in Neurotherapeutics Discovery and Development for Academic Scientists with diverse backgrounds, prior training and overall base of knowledge. This page provides links to some web resources with lectures on drug discovery and development. These lectures provide one way for students to familiarize themselves with various relevant topics, so that it will be possible to take more away from the instruction in Bethesda.

Drug Development and Pharmacology
A set of basic lectures covering early drug discovery to clinical trials and regulation. Password: newdrugdev

Drug Discovery, Development & Commercialization
Course organized by Williams S. Ettouati, Pharm.D. and Joseph D. Ma,  Pharm.D. of the
UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy presented on Coursera. Free sign-up required.

7th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference
Selected topics in early stage drug discovery and issues confronting academic drug discovery. Focused particularly on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. From the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. The conference occurred February 10, 2013.

SciWrite: Writing in the Sciences
This online course offered by Stanford University teaches the basics of scientific writing. Being able to write clearly and effectively is essential to success in all aspects of biomedical research. Free sign-up required.

How Do I Get My Compound Into Phase I?
Considerations for Program Design: Various Scenarios and Approches, by Dr. Scott E. Boley and Greg Ruppert

NIH Resources for Translational Neuroscience
An extensive table of resources with contact information prepared by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (produced by Dr. Irina Sazonova).