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College of Pharmacy


Research Areas

From cancer research to scholarship of teaching and learning, our world-class faculty offer significant contributions to the advancement of drug development and patient care.

The Carnegie Foundation has designated the University of South Carolina as an institution of very high research activity, its highest rating. For its part, the College of Pharmacy is dedicated to a variety of critical areas of pharmacological research that impacts every facet of a drug’s lifespan—from the development of new medications to patient outcomes—and even ensuring quality and innovation in the education of future pharmacists.

Our Impact

Every area of research area is individually significant. Collectively, however, they represent different points of a continuum that, when successfully executed, results in effective treatment options, elevated quality of patient care and improved overall health for local communities and global populations.

Research Areas

Research efforts in Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences interface with research foci of the University of South Carolina in cooperation with the Medical University of South Carolina. Four distinct foci align under the research area of targeted therapeutics, through which our faculty are helping to develop new and more effective classes of drugs against various diseases, by aiming these drugs at molecular and cellular targets that play a key role in the disease.

DDBS areas of research include:

The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS) provides education, training and research related to professional practice, including the application of pharmaceutical sciences to patient care. Faculty members in CPOS are engaged in various areas of scholarship and novel research that impact clinical therapeutics, professional practice, evaluation of drug health policies and pharmacy education.

CPOS areas of research include: