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

Department news

AACR Scholar-in-Training Award Recipient

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Dr. MegCholack Awunti received a Scholar-in-Training Award from the American Association for Cancer Research.

Meg Awunti

Dr. Barbara Santevecchi featured in CNBC story…

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Santevecchi offers insight into the COVID-19 medication Paxlovid and whether it will work against omicron subvariants like BA.5.

Barbara Santevecchi

Dr. Lisa Miller appointed assistant dean for the…

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Dr. Miller will be an academic and administrative leader in Orlando, and she will oversee the Doctor of Pharmacy program on campus.

Lisa Miller

College of Pharmacy Recent news

ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum Advisory Groups to feature seven UF pharmacy students in 2022-23

Macy Boren, Breonna Harrison, Abigale Lipe, Shirly Ly, Jeremy Morales, Jade Nanan and Danielle Wilson were selected to the groups form the UF College of Pharmacy.

Academic Kickoff celebration welcomes new Gators to the college

The annual event took place Sept. 19 at the UF Hilton Conference Center.

Peter Swaan named dean of the UF College of Pharmacy

Swaan becomes the eighth dean of the college in its 99-year history.

Orlando chapter ranked among Kappa Psi’s top performers

Epsilon Mu from the Orlando campus was one of eight chapters nationally presented with Kappa Psi’s Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award.

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: 2020-2021

$9.9 million in research awards

212 Publications in 2019-2020

14 Faculty in Ph.D. program

22 Graduate Students

13 Postdoctoral Fellow and Associates

9 Clinical Residents

College of Pharmacy Events

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Upcoming Events

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