Centers and Institutes


Pharmacy faculty have expertise in drug design, drug delivery, medication therapy management, healthcare policies and economics, neuroscience, cancer, cardiovascular, and moreCutting-edge research is performed by our nationally and internationally recognized faculty.

Many Pharmacy faculty serve on national committees and boards that influence the direction of research and healthcare policy.  Together, researchers, clinicians, and students work continuously to implement new ways to improve the health of Minnesotans and other individuals.

brainThe Brain Barriers Research Center is a distinctive research group involving many disciplines at the University of Minnesota, including the College of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine, dedicated to using cutting edge technologies in the treatment of brain disorders.

hands and lab toolsThe Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology promotes interdisciplinary research investigating the interaction between individual patient characteristics and the effect of drugs on cognition.

Center for Excellence in Critical Care

hospitalThe Center for Excellence in Critical Care is an alliance between healthcare practitioners and researchers at the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, VA Medical Center, Regions Hospital and hospitals throughout the state of Minnesota committed to the advancement of critical care.

Patient formThe Center for Forecasting Drug Response is as a resource to researchers in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, the College of Pharmacy, the University of Minnesota and the community. There are three constituent divisions of the CFDR: Analytics, Pharmacometrics and Pharmacogenomics, each facilitated by an associated service.

pillsThe Center for Leading Healthcare Change offers leadership development for our current students, our alumni and practicing pharmacists. The center provides a national platform for developing pharmacist leaders and for leading change in both practice and policy.

Pill being given to young boyThe Center for Orphan Drug Research researches new drug therapies, educates health professionals and health profession students, and contributes to the discussion and formulation of public policy relating to rare diseases and orphan drugs to improve the care of individuals suffering from rare diseases.

person in labCoordinated multidisciplinary product development solutions with experts under one roof overcoming the challenges in drug delivery. The CTDD has global infrastructure, therapeutic expertise and unmatched commitment to quality research and development.

child holding ringThe Epilepsy Research and Education Program research focuses on antiepileptic drug clinical pharmacology, epidemiology and economics, practice models and outcomes including epilepsy surgery.


people in labThe Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development conducts research and educates in the area of drug discovery and development and offers scientific services to research and business communities in the area of drug discovery and development.

pill bowlThe Minnesota Pharmacy Practice Based Research Network collects information using a network of pharmacies to help address societal and community questions related to the medication use process.


pillsPUMA-IPM is a distinctive research group of investigators from various disciplines dedicated to advance the field of pharmacogenomics to help prescribe right medicine at the right dose and thus improve the safety and efficacy of currently prescribed medications.

magnifying glassThe PRIME Institute is an independent and global research, education and consulting organization whose mission is the study of the economic and policy issues to help improve popular access to pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical services.

peopleRICH is an intercollegiate collaboration between the College of Pharmacy and the College of Medicine on the Duluth campus that aims to provide an interdisciplinary center for research collaborations with Indigenous entities. RICH further aims to foster scholarly works that will identify health barriers and protective factors to increase healthcare equity for Indigenous patients.

girls chattingThe Wulling Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Pharmacy Education (W-CISPE) advances pharmacy education by supporting our member faculty and fostering collaborative relationships. We are dedicated to focused and deliberate educational innovations and rigorous educational scholarship.