The University of Connecticut is a Research I institution and our expert faculty are supported by state-of-the-art facilities. Many of our researchers are recognized internationally as leaders in their field.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is engaged in a wide array of pharmaceutical research and education. The medicinal chemistry discipline is focused on pharmaceutical chemistry, drug discovery & compound library screening, and receptor biology. The pharmaceutics discipline is concerned with drug formulation, stability, and delivery science, and also works on medical devices. The pharmacology & toxicology discipline works on molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease states and associated pharmacology, as well as a range of toxicology research. Together, these disciplines provide a strong multidisciplinary approach to research. The highly collaborative environment is also conducive to interactions with other programs at the university such as in chemistry, physiology and neurobiology, molecular and cell biology, and in engineering.
In the Department of Pharmacy Practice, faculty members conduct clinical and translational outcomes research with the goal of improving patient care and the healthcare system. There are two main outcomes research focuses in the department, comparative effectiveness research and health services research. The department houses one of the premier outcomes research groups in the country performing systematic reviews, modeling and observational studies, and educational assessment projects while the other group is nationally recognized for evaluating the role of the pharmacist in the health care system and the impact of expanding pharmacy services to ethnically diverse and economically disadvantaged patients.