Centers and Institutes

Brain Barriers Research Center

The 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.

Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology

The 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 Drug Design

The Center for Drug Design (CDD) was created to combine research and scholarship leading to the development of novel drugs for therapeutic applications, such as HIV, cancer, neurological diseases, dermatological agents, infectious diseases, novel processes, and medical devices.

Center for Forecasting Drug Response

The 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.

Center for Leading Healthcare Change

The 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.

Center for Orphan Drug Research

The 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.

Epilepsy Research and Education Program

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

Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development

The 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.

Minnesota Pharmacy Practice-Based Research Network

The 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.

Institute of Personalized Medicine

PUMA-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.

PRIME Institute

The 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.

Wulling Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Pharmacy Education

The 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.