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 23 – 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

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

Yuli Qian completes dissertation defense

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On March 16th, Yuli Qian successfully the final defense of his dissertation entitled “Carboxylesterase 1 Mediated Pharmacokinetic Interactions…

Yuli Qian

Dr. Emily Cicali to ACCP Journals: How to ensure…

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ACCP Journals, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s official podcast, interviewed Emily Cicali, Pharm.D., an assistant professor of…

Emily Cicali headshot

College of Pharmacy Recent news

Amy Alleyne and Corey Perkins win poster awards during UF’s Graduate Student Diversity Research Day

UF College of Pharmacy graduate students Amy Alleyne and Corey Perkins earned second place awards in the UF Graduate Student Diversity Research Day poster contest, April 6.

UF study debunks belief that GLP-1 hormone systems in gut and brain work together to suppress eating

GLP-1 plays an important role in regulating appetite by creating the sensation of feeling full after a meal. UF’s findings could have far-reaching implications for developing new medicines designed to…

Dr. Carol Motycka elected president of the Florida Pharmacy Association

When Motycka becomes president in 2022, she’ll assume leadership of the largest and oldest statewide organization representing the profession of pharmacy in Florida.

Rho Chi Society welcomes newest members at initiation ceremony

The top academic performers in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s classes of 2022 and 2023 were celebrated at The Rho Chi Society Initiation Ceremony, March 27.

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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