The teaching, research, and service activities of the 90+ full-time faculty members and hundreds of volunteer faculty are focused in the following five disciplines.
The Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (ECP) is where bench and patient-centered research come together. ECP faculty, staff, and graduate students work together to discover, apply, and disseminate new knowledge to advance the science of human pharmacology and therapeutics and improve the outcomes of their patients.
Medicinal Chemistry is a dynamic, multifaceted scientific discipline that is dedicated to the improvement of human health through research leading to new concepts for the design and development of safe and effective therapeutic, diagnostic, and environmental agents. Research in Medicinal Chemistry involves the application of both chemical and biological principles to investigations between molecular structure and biological activity.
The mission of the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems is to advance the practice of pharmaceutical care and its role in the health care system for the benefit of patients and society through professional, graduate, and post-graduate education, research, and service.
Pharmaceutics is the study of the quantitative aspects of drug delivery and involves the design, development, and evaluation of drugs in combination with an appropriate dosage form. A pharmaceutical scientist characterizes physical properties of drugs, develops innovative delivery systems for drugs, quantitatively evaluates drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and pharmacological activity in the living organism.