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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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Dr. Hartmut Derendorf becomes a two-time winner of the UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award

Derendorf joins exclusively company as one of only two UF faculty members to win the award twice.

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

August 17, 2018

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

Alcoholism makes social relationships less rewarding: NIAAA grant study

Alcoholism makes social relationships less rewarding: NIAAA grant study

August 15, 2018

A two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, or NIAAA, will allow University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers to study alcohols' effects on...