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Dr. Daohong Zhou participates in opening bell ceremony at NASDAQ

A University of Florida College of Pharmacy professor found himself on the big screen in Time Square and national television ringing the NASDAQ opening bell in New York City.

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UF Pharmacy leads the way in researching novel opioid addiction, alternate pain treatments

Read about three ways UF Pharmacy is leading opioid research from the latest issue of GATORx.

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Welcome Dr. Brandon Warren

Dr. Warren joins the Pharmacodynamics department as an assistant professor. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute on Drug Abuse before coming to UF. His drug addiction research endeavors to decode how drug memories are stored in the brain. Understanding how these memories are encoded may one day enable addiction treatment by strengthening or weakening specific drugs or memories.

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The department of pharmacodynamics is highly integrative and collaborative, spanning molecular, cellular, and systems pharmacology and physiology. Faculty study physiological and pharmacological mechanisms underlying stress, anxiety, drug abuse, pain, neuroinflammation, cardiovascular function, metabolic diseases, and cancer. These researchers are successful in securing millions of dollars in grant funding each year from the NIH, Department of Defense, and the American Heart Association. In addition, the department offers a pharmaceutical sciences doctoral degree program that allows aspiring scientists to train under the direction of pharmacodynamics faculty and their collaborators across the University of Florida health science campus.

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