Research Committee

The Research Committee, is advisory to the Dean and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. The committee is composed of center directors and one other member from each department chosen by the Associate Dean in consult with the department chairs. The committee is chaired by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education.

The committee provides input to the planning and conduct of the research goals of the college strategic plan.  The committee also provides review for college research awards such as the outstanding paper awards, and for internal funding mechanisms such as college PROSPER awards and UF Research Opportunity Seed Funds. 


Jatinder Lamba
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Jatinder Lamba Ph.D., M.Sc.

Associate Dean For Research And Graduate Education; Professor And The Frank A. Duckworth Eminent Scholar Chair
Phone: (352) 273-6425


Thomas P Burris

Thomas P Burris Ph.D.

Director And Chair Of The Department Of Pharmacodynamics
Phone: (352) 273-9893
Larisa H Cavallari
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Larisa H Cavallari Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Professor And Debbie DeSantis Term Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8245
Julio D Duarte
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Julio D Duarte Pharm.D., Ph.D., FAHA

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8132
Michelle Z Farland
Department: Pharmacy Education and Practice

Michelle Z Farland Pharm.D.

Clinical Professor And Interim Co-Chair
Phone: (352) 273-6293
Hendrik Luesch
Department: Medicinal Chemistry

Hendrik Luesch Ph.D.

Professor And Chair, Debbie And Sylvia DeSantis Chair In Natural Products Drug Discovery And Development
Phone: (352) 273-7738
Stephan Schmidt
Department: Pharmaceutics

Stephan Schmidt Ph.D., F.C.P.

Professor And The Certara Endowed Professor; Director Of The Center For Pharmacometrics And Systems Pharmacology
Phone: (407) 313-7012
Thomas D Schmittgen
Department: Pharmaceutics

Thomas D Schmittgen Ph.D.

Chair Of Pharmaceutics And The V. Ravi Chandran Professor Of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Phone: (352) 273-8028
Steven M Smith
Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy

Steven M Smith PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FAHA

Assistant Professor; Interim Chair Of Pharmaceutical Outcomes And Policy; Co-Director Of The Center For Integrative Cardiovascular And Metabolic Disease
Phone: (352) 273-5134