The School's pharmaceutical science department is exceptionally strong. To maintain high standards and keep pace with the needs of a fast-changing discipline, we seek to establish a Center for Drug Design and Discovery. Ongoing research in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is directed at discovering novel agents to treat diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and infection. Studies are also in progress examining the pharmacological mechanisms associated with these disorders. Additional areas of acute investigation include human variation in drug response and adverse drug reactions, patient-centered medication outcomes, and health education.
To keep pace with rapid advancements in the pharmacy field, faculty and students need access to the latest technologies, scientific instruments and equipment. Opportunities to assist in establishing the Center for Drug Design and Discovery include adding additional laboratory space or purchasing highly sophisticated scientific equipment.