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

Meera Rath successfully defends her dissertation

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Congratulations to Meera Rath for successfully defending her dissertation, “Exploring the role of microglia in chronic voluntary binge ethanol…

Meera Rath presents a poster at the 32nd Annual Research Showcase

Dr. Jay McLaughlin awarded NIDA grant to study…

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The grant will address the unmet need for new, safer analgesics by developing novel mitragynine analogs.

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Kratom tea study stirs up new support for…

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UF researchers found kratom delivered significant pain-relieving benefits, reduced opioid withdrawal symptoms and caused minimal respiratory…

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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

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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

Dr. John Allen elected as an ACCP Fellow

Fellowship designation is emblematic of excellence in the practice and science of clinical pharmacy. The distinction is awarded to individuals who have made sustained contributions to ACCP.

Kratom tea study stirs up new support for relieving opioid dependence

UF researchers found kratom delivered significant pain-relieving benefits, reduced opioid withdrawal symptoms and caused minimal respiratory depression.

The sixth annual Crisafi Challenge raises over $130,000 for student scholarships

Donations came from 189 individuals, including a $50,000 matching gift from Bob Crisafi, Ph.D., ’56.

Graduate student Raj Desai featured as spotlight poster at ICPE; UF faculty and students fulfill leadership roles

UF College of Pharmacy faculty and students played an important role in leading the 36th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management.