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From Peptides to Preeminence

A decade-long collaboration leads Drs. Jane Aldrich and Jay McLaughlin to UF as Preeminence scholars.

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Researchers: Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

UF Health researchers assist in the discovery of a novel fat-to-brain feedback network.

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Pharmacy researchers study hormone’s role in stress, mood disorders

University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers have been awarded a pair of grants totaling $3.75 million to study oxytocin’s role in regulating the body’s response to stress and anxiety.

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The department of pharmacodynamics is highly integrative and collaborative, spanning the gap between cellular and systems physiology. Faculty study the mechanisms of normal physiology, pathophysiology and drug action in stress, anxiety, addiction, pain, neuroinflammation and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. These researchers are successful in securing millions of dollars in grant funding each year from sources such as NIH, NIMH, the Department of Defense and the American Heart Association. In addition, the department offers a doctoral degree program that allows aspiring scientists to study under the direction of pharmacodynamics faculty and collaborate across the health science campus at the University of Florida.

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Student Profile: Lei Wang

Student Profile: Lei Wang

Department Chair Search

The department of pharmacodynamics seeks a visionary leader experienced in collaborative research partnerships to serve as chair. This individual will strengthen and expand the department's research vision for understanding mechanisms of disease and developing new therapeutics. This would include a distinguished record of research, teaching and scholarly accomplishments.

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