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Focusing on drug metabolism, transport, distribution and absorption to deliver the right medicine to the right patient at the right time.


The Department of Pharmaceutics works to promote the efficacy and safety of therapeutics through inclusive teaching and transformative research in the drug delivery and disposition sciences. Through work that span from molecular, cell- and organ-based studies in humans and animals and mathematical modeling and simulation techniques, our research and teaching focus on understanding the processes that determine the exposure and pharmacological response to drugs. We focus on physiological and disease processes, genetics and environmental impacts that alter metabolism, transport, distribution and absorption of drugs. The highly collegial Department faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows and staff pursue these multidisciplinary and translational goals through collaboration within the School of Pharmacy, University of Washington campus and national and international institutions.

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Inga Erickson Wins American Epilepsy Society 2023 Grass Foundation Young Investigator Award

Inga Erickson

Department of Pharmaceutics, won the American Epilepsy Society 2023 Grass Foundation Young Investigator Award. Her abstract stood out among 1,300 entries. Inga's remarkable achievement earns her a spot at the AES 2023 Annual Meeting in Orlando, where she will present her research. This award recognizes and honors eight exceptional young investigat...
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SOP Faculty Present Research at ISS Conference

Ed Kelly (left) and Cathy Yeung (right) with Astronaut Megan McArthur (center) at this year’s ISSRDC meeting

cs) and Cathy Yeung (Department of Pharmacy) recently attended and presented their research at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) held in Seattle August 1-3.

Drs. Kelly and Yeung (with co-PI Jonathan Himmelfarb, Kidney Research Institute) received funding from NCATS and NASA to study the effects of micr...
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