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Research

Our department promotes the integration of the basic, clinical, social, and administrative sciences to address ever changing healthcare needs relevant to the art and science of pharmacy practice.  Faculty are involved in a broad range of research areas including basic pharmaceutical sciences, clinical trials, outcomes research, health services research, and educational research.  The translational nature of this work involves collaboration with diverse scientific investigators and healthcare professionals. We are a growing department focused on using scientifically rigorous methods to answer clinically relevant questions.  Research opportunities are available for pharmacy students to work with faculty members throughout the department.


2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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