This is Research.

Student standing by research equipment

Here at the Harrison School of Pharmacy, we have many different opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty members on research projects. These projects vary from focuses on laboratory bench work to investigation of patient health outcomes and health policy research. Research opportunities are available not only to pharmacy students, but also to any undergraduate students that may be interested.

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Recently, the Harrison School of Pharmacy opened a new Pharmaceutical Research Building to allow for expansion of our laboratory research within the Department of Drug Discovery and Development. This facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for use in research on drugs to treat diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, atherosclerosis, bacterial endocarditis, and a variety of cancers.

Micaila Hill (pictured above) started working with Dr. Peter Panizzi shortly after her first year of undergrad. She enjoyed the work so much that she chose to continue it during pharmacy school. Her particular area is bench research and involves microbiology, imaging, and animal models. Currently she is working on tracking the spread of streptococcal infections in mice through non-invasive imaging techniques, which has never been done before.

But if mice and bacteria are not your thing, there are still plenty of opportunities to participate in research at HSOP. There is an entire department devoted to clinical research and patient outcomes, which is equally as interesting and important to the field of pharmacy. Additionally, participating in research can lead to authorship on publications and posters that can be presented at showcases on campus as well as at the state and national level. It is a great way to start building your CV and expanding your education to areas of pharmacy that may not be covered in depth as part of a traditional Pharm.D. program.

Last Updated: November 7, 2017