Program Description

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has a dual campus model with sites in Duluth and Minneapolis. PhD and PharmD programs are available at each campus, and research programs at both sites span the full range from basic science discovery & development all the way up to patient care & community health. SCoPE scholars will learn about the pharmaceutical sciences and experience life as a College of Pharmacy graduate or professional student would. SCoPE scholars must select either the Duluth or Twin Cities campus based on where they are able to secure their own housing. Additionally, Twin Cities participants will need to select a preferred department for placement. After acceptance into the SCoPE Program, participants will be matched with research mentors based on mentor availability as well as participants’ scientific interests.

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Pathway from Bench to Bedside and Beyond

SCoPE Compensation Package

SCoPE scholars will receive a stipend of $6,500 and may request up to $250 in transportation reimbursement to offset public transportation costs or offset parking costs related to getting to campus for work during the appointment. One of the 2020 SCoPE scholars will also be awarded with a travel award (up to $1,700) to present their work at a regional or national conference.  Campus housing and meal plans are not available, so scholars must ensure they have arranged housing prior to accepting a SCoPE appointment.

Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology – Twin Cities

Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology – Twin Cities

The Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (ECP) advances the science of human pharmacology & therapeutics to improve the safe, effective, & economic use of drugs by patients. Students in ECP translate from bench to bedside through laboratory experiments & clinical studies with a particular focus on personalized medicine.

Medicinal Chemistry – Twin Cities

Medicinal Chemistry – Twin Cities

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry is a dynamic, multifaceted scientific discipline that is dedicated to the improvement of human health through molecular research. Students in Med Chem utilize a variety of biological, chemical, and computational techniques to design & develop safe & effective therapeutic, diagnostic, and environmental agents. Ongoing project areas include cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, glaucoma, chronic pain, and antibiotics.

Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems – Twin Cities

Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems – Twin Cities

The Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems (PCHS) advances the practice of pharmaceutical care and its role in the healthcare system for the benefit of patients & society through education, research, & service. Student researchers in PCHS study implementation of pharmacy programs and behavior-oriented theories, public policy, economic factors, and the use, non-use, and abuse of drugs.

Pharmaceutics - Twin Cities

Pharmaceutics - Twin Cities

The Department of Pharmaceutics studies the quantitative aspects of drug delivery. It involves the design, development and evaluation of drugs in combination with an appropriate dosage form.  Student researchers in Pharmaceutics have projects in which they characterize the physical properties of drugs, develop innovative drug delivery systems, and quantitatively evaluate drug ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, & excretion) properties and pharmacological activity in living organisms.

Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences - Duluth

Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences - Duluth

Located on the CoP’s Duluth campus, the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences has multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in the basic, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences. Students play an important role in PPPS research laboratories, and numerous opportunities exist for students who have a desire to gain research experiences as professional or graduate students.