Welcome from the chair

Welcome to the department of pharmacodynamics in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Pharmacodynamics is fundamental to both pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in the search for new, life-enhancing medicines.

Department news

Three UF pharmacy students win American…

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Graduate students Ariana Brice-Tutt and Mohammed Gbadamosi received AFPE Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowships, while Razanne Oueini, a Pharm.D. student…

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Dr. Jay McLaughlin promoted to Professor rank

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McLaughlin is one of six UF College of Pharmacy faculty receiving tenure or promotion in 2020.

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Max Russo completes Final Dissertation Defense

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Max Russo completed his Final Dissertation Defense on June 15, 2020: “Molecular mechanisms associated with adverse effects of the environmentally…

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Department stats

$8.4 MILLION IN RESEARCH AWARDS, ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19

52 PUBLICATIONS IN 2018-19

11 TENURED AND TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

18 PH.D. STUDENTS

9 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Featured videos

Graduate education

Discover Greatness at the UF College of Pharmacy

Do you have the drive and determination to discover greatness? Whether in the lab, the clinic or through big data, you’re on a journey of asking questions – lots of them – to find answers.

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student profile

Sarthak Singhal and Yalun Tan

Graduate students Sarthak Singhal and Yalun Tan are young scientists studying how the brain functions from a cellular and behavioral level.

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College news

PCAT requirement waived for 2020-21 admissions cycle

The PCAT is not required for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle but may be submitted at the discretion of the applicant.

UF study finds some combinations of opioids and muscle relaxants are safe, others raise overdose risk

The findings are published in July’s issue of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, the flagship journal of the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Dr. Hendrik Luesch’s largazole study featured on ACS Chemical Neuroscience journal cover

The study examined the marine natural product largazole as a treatment option for brain diseases is featured on the July 2020 ACS Chemical Neuroscience journal cover.

Three UF pharmacy students win American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education awards

Graduate students Ariana Brice-Tutt and Mohammed Gbadamosi received AFPE Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowships, while Razanne Oueini, a Pharm.D. student, received a Gateway to Research Fellowship award.