Research & Training


50+ Graduate Faculty Provide Training

Future pharmaceutical scientists have the opportunity to train with more than 50 graduate faculty in the college's comprehensive graduate education program.

Sascha and Dr. Park Research Showcase

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 2023 and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Blue Ridge Institute ranks UF among the Top 3 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 decade, with the expectation for even more growth in the coming years.

72 First-author student publications in 2021

#3 nationally in NIH, federal and total research funding in 2023

$32.4 million in annual research awards in 2022-23


Yousong Ding, Ph.D.

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.

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Research News

Research Showcase

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.

Research Showcase 2023


36th Annual Research Showcase spotlights student and trainee-led research

The UF College of Pharmacy’s centennial-year edition of Research Showcase put the spotlight on graduate student and trainee research during an action-packed two days in February. The annual event featured poster and oral presentations by students and trainees. The keynote address was delivered by double Gator graduate Michael Taylor, Pharm.D., Ph.D., the vice president and global head of real-world data within the product development data sciences organization at Genentech/Roche in San Francisco.

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UF Health

The infrastructure of UF Health fosters interdisciplinary research opportunities across colleges, centers and institutes.

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