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The 19th Annual Garnet E. Peck Symposium

  "Digital Transformation in the Pharmaceutical Industry"

Thursday, April 4, 2024 

France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center, Purdue University

The Peck Symposium will showcase the digital transformations occurring in the pharmaceutical industry. Presentations include the latest developments in discovery, data analysis, process development and the application of AI in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as a poster session and 3-minute student thesis competition.

Hosted by Purdue Industrial and Molecular Pharmaceutics

Industry/Corporate $300

All others $25

Corporate Sponsorship graciously provided by:


Akina, Inc.


IMA LIFE North America

Pharmaceutical Research Journal


Chaired by Dr. Nathaniel Milton, Professor of Practice, Industrial and Molecular Pharmaceutics The Peck Symposium is hosted by the Department of Industrial and Molecular Pharmaceutics Questions? Email Cindy Everhart, IMPH Communications & Events Coordinator,

Dr. Frank Brown, Jr.

Luncheon in memory of Dr. Frank Brown, Jr.

Sponsored by dear friends of Frank's. Thank you for your gracious support.

Dr. Frank Brown Jr., beloved colleague, and alumnus, passed away on June 3 at age 81.

Dr. Brown was an outstanding teacher, mentor, and friend on the West Lafayette campus for many years.

Frank was a 1964 graduate from Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, LA and earned his PhD in Chemistry in 1969 from Purdue University studying under Dr. Henry Feuer.  He had a distinguished career at Eli Lilly and Company for 32 years and retired in 2000.

After retirement, Dr. Brown returned to Purdue and was the Director of the Purdue Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) Program and an advocate of Multicultural Programs (MCP) in the Office of Student Services.  He was also an adjunct professor in Purdue's Departments of Chemistry and Industrial and Physical Pharmacy.

The annual Peck Symposium honors the late Garnet E. Peck, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the department of Industrial and Molecular Pharmaceutics at Purdue University. Dr. Peck left a record of enduring contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences, including the development of latex-based tablet coatings that have been used in the industry for more than thirty-five years. The goal of this event is to stimulate interest in the symposium's focus areas and to identify opportunities for new research.

  Purdue University Oral History Project: Interview with Garnet E. Peck

  Remembering Dr. Garnet E. Peck