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

Dr. Kristin Wiisanen named Associate Dean for…

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Wiisanen will assume broad responsibilities in leading the college’s online graduate education, continuing education, entrepreneurial clinical…

Kristin Wiisanen

Seven UF College of Pharmacy trainees win ASCPT…

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The awards are given annually to the top scoring abstracts submitted by clinical pharmacologists and translational scientists in training, and UF…

ASCPT Presidential Trainee Award Winners 2022

Dr. Bethany Shoulders Featured in a Society of…

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Bethany Shoulders, Pharm.D., BCCCP was featured in the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Member Spotlight! Shoulders, a Clinical Assistant…

Bethany Shoulders

College of Pharmacy Recent news

Bright future awaits class of 2022 graduates

Under the bright lights of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, nearly 270 Doctor of Pharmacy students donning caps and gowns walked across the stage and boldly entered the pharmacy profession…

Dr. Dawn Bell presented Outstanding Alumnus Award

Dawn Bell, Pharm.D., a 1992 graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and the vice president and global development head of strategic partnerships at Novartis, was presented the…

Senior BBQ and Awards Ceremony celebrates top graduates and faculty

The annual celebration was held on May 13 and recognized outstanding pharmacy students in more than 20 award categories.

Dr. Guenther Hochhaus presented Charles G. Thiel Award for Outstanding Research and Discovery in Respiratory Drug Delivery

The award recognizes scientists who have made significant developments in the science and technologies surrounding respiratory drug delivery.

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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