The College of Pharmacy held its fourth annual research day on oct. 9, 2012. the keynote speaker was Daniel Cobaugh, Pharm.D., vice-president of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation. Dr. Cobaugh spoke on “Advancing Patient Care and Pharmacists’ Roles: Why does patient-based research matter?” He gave an energizing talk to students, faculty and outside practitioner attendees on the importance of patient-oriented research and how to start a practice-based research project. Following the keynote address, there was a poster session highlighting research being done by both students and faculty of the College of Pharmacy. There were 32 posters presented on a wide range of topics including basic research conducted in partnership with Vanderbilt University researchers as well as practice-based and educational research. Thanks to our outside research partners for their collaboration and to Aegis Sciences Corporation for their sponsorship of Research Day.