The Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research provides classroom and clinical instruction for pharmacy students and trains graduate students in clinical translational research.

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Dr. Jatinder Lamba awarded $1.9 million grant to…

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The National Cancer Institute awarded Jatinder Lamba a five-year, $1.9 million grant to support research on Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Jatinder Lamba

PTR welcomes new graduate students in fall 2021

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The department of pharmacotherapy and translational research welcomed seven new graduate students in the fall 2021.

PTR grad students 2021

Dr. Kalen Manasco joins AACP’s prestigious…

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Manasco joins 30 individuals who represent some of academic pharmacy’s brightest future leaders around the country.

Kalen Manasco

College of Pharmacy Recent news

Seven Pharm.D. students appointed to ASHP advisory groups

Bozana Dragoljevic, Victoria Grusauskas, Christopher Hall, Breonna Harrison, Shirly Ly, Gabriella Sackett and Devi Surajbali were appointed to ASHP national student advisory groups.

U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Florida fifth among top public universities in its 2022 Best Colleges rankings

The University of Florida is now in a group of elite universities as the No. 5 ranked public university in the country.

Graduate student Amir Sarayani wins ACCP Student and Trainee Abstract Award

Amir Sarayani was one of 10 students nationally honored with an ACCP Student and Trainee Abstract Award on Sept. 13.

UF College of Pharmacy welcomes record-setting class of 2025

One of the most diverse classes in the history of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy arrived in August for the fall 2021 semester. The Pharm.D. class featured 247…

Areas of Research

Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine

Facilitating precision medicine by improving patient outcomes through optimization of efficacy and limiting toxicity of drug therapy, with a focus on genetically-guided drug therapy decision making, drug discovery and drug development

Infectious Diseases

Therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical trials for patients with advanced mycobacterial diseases and combating bacterial ‘superbugs’ via latest experimental and computational approaches

Drug Response

Drug response, drug-drug interactions, drug transporters and drug metabolism enzymes


Focused research on leukemia, solid tumors and hematology

Health Disparities

Predictors of health disparities and implementation of intervention programs in minority and underserved communities

Department Fast Facts – 2019-2020

$10.1 million in research awards

115 Publications in 2019-2020

16 Faculty in Ph.D. program

18 Graduate Students

10 Postdoctoral Fellow and Associates

8 Clinical Residents

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