The general objective of graduate training in medicinal chemistry is to provide the student with a solid background in the discipline and an in-depth experience in a specific area of research. Research in medicinal chemistry encompasses a broad spectrum of activities including studies pursuant to investigations of the interaction of both drugs and toxic substances with biological systems, and the relationship of chemical structure and dynamics to biological effect and function.
Graduate Program in Pharmaceutics
This program trains research scholars in the fundamental aspects of drug delivery, drug disposition, and drug action in animals and man. Drug disposition includes the facets of drug absorption, distribution, and elimination. Pharmacokinetics is the study of the time course of these processes and the time course of pharmacological effects. Drug delivery includes targeting of drugs and modulation of xenobiotic and drug transporters to tissues or specific cell types to improve their therapeutic effect.
Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy
Pharmaceutical outcomes research employs a variety of methods to evaluate the impact of healthcare interventions on clinical outcomes, patient quality of life and cost-effectiveness, and assess healthcare policy implications. The graduate program in pharmaceutical outcomes research and policy trains students in economic evaluation, pharmacoepidemiology, health services research, and pharmaceutical policy formulation and evaluation.
Professional Master of Science in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs
The Professional Master of Science in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs, offered by the UW School of Pharmacy in partnership with UW Educational Outreach, addresses a growing need for well-trained professionals in the regulatory field. The degree will serve those who wish to advance their careers in the medical products industry or those entering the field from related areas.