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

Department Events

Friday, April 30 – 12:00-1:00 pm

Department Seminar Series: Amanda Elchynski, PharmD

Please join us for our weekly seminar series with Clinical Pharmacogenomics Fellow Dr. Amanda Elchynski

Amanda Elchynski

Department news

34th Annual Research Showcase breaks record for…

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The UF College of Pharmacy’s 2021 Annual Research Showcase featured a record number of poster presentations, as participants embraced a new format…

Arashdeep Singh, Ph.D., presents at the 34th Annual Research Showcase

Abdelrahman Elsayed completes dissertation defense

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On April 14th, Abdelrahman Elsayed successfully presented the final defense of his dissertation entitled “Pharmacogenomics and Transcriptomic…

Abdelrahman Elsayed

Dr. Nam Nguyen to receive Scholar-in-Training…

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Graduate student Nam Nguyen has been selected to receive a Scholar-in-Training Award from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for his…

Nam Nguyen

College of Pharmacy Recent news

UF study: FDA label change requirement helped reduced antibiotic misuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016 took action to reduce the overuse of fluoroquinolones, a type of antibiotic associated with serious side effects. That step helped cut the…

UF College of Pharmacy again ranks amongst the nation’s best in pharmacy residency matches

149 fourth-year pharmacy students and graduates from the UF College of Pharmacy matched in 2021.

34th Annual Research Showcase breaks record for most posters and oral presentations

The UF College of Pharmacy’s 2021 Annual Research Showcase featured a record number of poster presentations, as participants embraced a new format in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With…

Drs. Karen Berger and Daniel Gonzalez named to the 2021 40 Gators Under 40 list

Two alumni from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy have been named to the 2021 40 Gators Under 40 Outstanding Young Alumni list. Karen Berger, Pharm.D., and Daniel Gonzalez,…

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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