Future pharmaceutical scientists have the opportunity to train with more than 50 graduate faculty in the college's comprehensive graduate education program.
Graduate students are actively involved in the research activities in the UF College of Pharmacy. Research spans the entire life cycle of a drug and include broad interest areas such as medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, clinical and translational research, and pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. Our graduates contribute to advancing pharmaceutical sciences through positions in academia, industry and government agencies such as the FDA.
Led by award-winning faculty, these discoveries significantly impact the lives of patients around the world. The college achieved $32.3 million in total research funding in 2021 and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy ranks UF among the Top 5 pharmacy colleges nationally in NIH, federal grants and total funding. The collective talents of our world-class researchers and trainees has led to substantial growth in research funding in the last six years, with the expectation for even more growth in the coming years.
In Dr. Ding's laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, researchers are interested in combing the world for naturally occurring chemicals that have applications in health, agriculture and environment.
The study was published in the journal Nature and reports how researchers modified fentanyl’s chemical structure to maintain its pain-relieving properties while reducing harmful side effects.
The $3.3 million, five-year R01 grant from National Cancer Institute will support Lamba’s research of the biology of acute myeloid leukemia.
El Saafien received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, while Morris was awarded a one-year predoctoral fellowship.
A study led by Dr. Steven Smith suggests population-level blood pressure, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, might have increased following the 2016 presidential election.
Each year, our graduate students participate in our annual Research Showcase, which celebrates the research of our students and gives students the opportunity to present their research to others in the College.
This year’s event featured more than 100 posters, 12 oral presentations and a keynote address from Issam Zineh, Pharm.D., M.P.H., director of the office of clinical pharmacology at the FDA.
The infrastructure of UF Health fosters interdisciplinary research opportunities across colleges, centers and institutes.