Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology

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    Learn More About Our Ph.D. Graduate Program

    For the clinical and translational researcher that wants to advance the science of human pharmacology and therapeutics to improve the safe, effective and economical use of drugs by patients

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    New Drug for Rigid Muscles Moves Ahead in Clinical Trials

    The new drug formulation is designed to prevent serious complications that can occur when drug delivery is interrupted.

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    50 Years Out: Will Your Genes Define Your Rx?

    The burgeoning field of pharmacogenetics creates the potential of matching drugs to patients based on genetics.

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    Alum Profile: Janel Long-Boyle, Pharm.D., Ph.D. (’09)

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy.

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    Predicting and Characterizing Drug Effects on Cognition

    Researchers are tackling a widely reported problem with a significant public health impact—cognitive impairment as a side effect of many commonly used drugs.

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    Addressing the Public Health Challenges of Tobacco

    Associate Professor Michael Kotlyar's research focuses on determining if medications affect the way that smokers respond to stress.

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Where Bench and Patient-Centered Research Come Together

The Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (ECP) is at the forefront of the emerging discipline of experimental pharmacotherapeutics, providing national and international leadership in individualized medicine through prominent research and an excellent graduate program.

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ECP Clinical and translational research

This cross-disciplinary paradigm translates basic scientific discoveries into safe and effective therapeutic uses by providers and patients, through laboratory experiments and clinical studies. Clinical data can also prompt new questions and investigations, leading back to the bench and beginning a new cycle of translational research.


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Start your career in clinical & translational research

Prepare for your career in clinical research with a Ph.D. or M.S. Degree in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology.  The program is designed for students interested in clinical and translational research and advancing the science of human pharmacology and therapeutics to improve the safe, effective and economical use of drugs by patients.


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