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Dr. Tom Schmittgen named the V. Ravi Chandran Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

V. Ravi Chandran established the professorship in 2000 to promote creative scientific projects, teaching and fellowships at UF.

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Approval of first ‘RNA interference’ drug – why the excitement?

Dr. Tom Schmittgen authors a story on small interfering RNA for The Conversation.

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Dr. Tom Schmittgen appointed chair of the department of pharmaceutics

Schmittgen has served as a professor of pharmaceutics in the UF College of Pharmacy since 2015 and will lead a highly-productive department of 10 faculty members.

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UF Pharmacy researchers secure $1.5 million grant to study hormonal contraceptive drug interactions

The grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help prevent unintended pregnancies.

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Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutics

We appreciate your interest in the department of pharmaceutics at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, a Top 10-ranked pharmacy college nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

Our department offers a research program that encompasses basic, applied and clinical investigations in pharmacokinetics/biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical biotechnology and drug delivery. Many of our faculty maintain collaborative ties with scientists at other universities and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.

In addition, we offer a Ph.D. program that trains future scientists in the pharmaceutical sciences. We are proud of our strong record of placing graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in positions spanning the Federal Drug Administration, industry and academia.

We invite you to explore our website and learn why the department of pharmaceutics is recognized internationally for its research and academic excellence.

Thomas Schmittgen, Ph.D.
Department Chair

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Colege of Pharmacy News

Dr. Daohong Zhou participates in opening bell ceremony at NASDAQ

Dr. Daohong Zhou participates in opening bell ceremony at NASDAQ

October 15, 2018

Dr. Zhou joined team members from Unity Biotechnology Inc. in the opening bell ceremony on Oct. 9. He is a scientific co-founder of Unity.

32nd Annual Alumni BBQ precedes UF’s thrilling win over LSU

October 11, 2018

The college’s 32nd Annual Alumni BBQ was celebrated by generations of Gator fans who dressed in orange and blue and soaked in the sunshine-filled afternoon.

Two UF pharmacy trainees win ACCP Student Abstract Awards

Two UF pharmacy trainees win ACCP Student Abstract Awards

October 1, 2018

Justine Badée, Ph.D., and Yichao “Wendy” Yu, Ph.D., were recognized as Student Abstract Award winners at the American College of Clinical Pharmacology Annual Meeting.