An unwavering commitment to excellence in research, instruction and service

The Department of Pharmaceutics is a place where an unwavering commitment to excellence in research, instruction and service is demonstrated through the extraordinary productivity and success of our faculty, staff and students. Our program focuses on Physiologically-Based Approaches to Drug Delivery and Disposition.  We offer a training environment that includes cutting edge laboratory instrumentation and technologies, award-winning faculty, devoted and experienced teachers, and knowledgeable staff.

Pharmaceutics is the study of relationships between drug formulation, delivery, disposition and clinical response. At the University of Washington, it encompasses a molecular evaluation of drug metabolism and transport processes and the study of genetic, environmental and disease-related factors that regulate or perturb those processes, as well as the fundamental mathematical relationships between enzyme/transporter function, blood concentration-time profiles and the spectrum of pharmacological effects.

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Rodney Ho recognized with AACP Volwiler Research Achievement Award

We are so proud to learn that Professor Rodney Ho has been named the recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Volwiler Research Achievement Award.

The research prize in academic pharmacy was established in honor of the late Ernest H. Volwiler, former president and research director of Abbott Laboratories.

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