The college has five academic departments each with a unique research focus, highly successful in attracting extramural research support, that are an integral part of the University of Florida Health Science Center. Our faculty have appointments in one or more departments. In addition to teaching, faculty members conduct collaborative research projects with clinical and other basic scientists within the Health Science Center or other colleges on campus. Many serve on editorial boards for scientific journals and maintain collaborative ties with scientists worldwide.
The department of medicinal chemistry focuses on drug discovery, organic synthesis of medicinal agents, natural products chemistry, prodrugs, topical drug delivery, peptide chemistry, molecular modeling, drug metabolism and molecular toxicology.
Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
The department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy emphasizes the epidemiological, socio-behavioral, administrative, regulatory, and economic aspects of drug therapy and pharmaceutical services, including assessment of safety, effectiveness, efficiency and quality aspects of patient-oriented pharmaceutical services and medication use.
The department of pharmaceutics focuses on basic, applied, and clinical investigations in pharmacokinetics/ biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical biotechnology, herbal medicines, and drug delivery.
The department of pharmacodynamics focuses on the interface of physiology and neuroscience; pharmacology and pathology, normal physiology, pathophysiology, and drug action.
Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
The department of pharmacotherapy and translational research focuses on clinical pharmacy, translational research, pharmacogenomics,