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Gene D. Morse, professor of pharmacy practice at the University at Buffalo, will lead one of the sessions Friday at the 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Cape Town, South Africa.

The session, entitled “Global HIV Clinical Pharmacology Capacity Building and Implementation Research,” will include speakers from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Thailand. It is the fifth year that Morse has led a session at the conference, one of the foremost international gatherings of pharmacological researchers.

Morse, who also is associate director of UB’s New York State Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, will be a presenter at the session, along with serving as chairman. UB is working with the University of Zimbabwe to build a clinical pharmacology HIV research training program.