Chair: Dr. Joe Chappell
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences provides strength in both education and research. Members of the department include faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and staff who are engaged in multi-disciplinary pharmaceutical research and teaching at the graduate and professional level. Multiple members conduct clinical and translational research as well. The department is organized into two broad disciplinary areas - the Drug Discovery Division, which encompasses the fields of drug discovery and design plus pharmacology; and the Drug Development Division, which includes pharmaceutics and drug delivery plus pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Scientists in the department also play key roles in the economic development of Kentucky through their patents, development of UK intellectual property within start-up companies.