The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with concentrations in four distinct disciplines, which align with academic Divisions within the School.
The Mission of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET) Ph.D. is to generate and disseminate new knowledge in pharmacotherapy and accelerate its application to improve patient care. Our program aims to develop scientists who excel at conducting innovative and clinically relevant translational research that integrates biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in laboratory and computer-based environments that both leverage preclinical and human models. DPET offers two curricular tracks based on previous experience of the applicant: clinician (Pharm.D., M.D., or equivalent) or nonclinician.
Graduate coursework and research focus on quantitative clinical pharmacology, including drug metabolism and transport, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics and pharmacometrics, pharmacogenomics and individualized therapy, clinical research and experimental therapeutics, and mechanisms of drug toxicities. These skill areas are applied to many therapeutic areas including cardiovascular disease, hepatology/gastroenterology/transplant, infectious disease/HIV, oncology/hematology and pulmonary disease. Graduates from both curricular tracks have pursued careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and regulatory agencies.
The GRE is required for admission. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their application by December 1, 2019. Please visit our web site https://pharmacy.unc.edu/divisions/dpet/phd-program/ and/or contact Dr. Julie Dumond at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Additional Salary Information: Admitted students receive an annual stipend of $30,000 in the form of a research assistantship. Students with a prior clinical degree (Pharm.D., M.D., or equivalent) are expected to complete the program's clinical experience requirement, provide professional service to the Division, and are eligible to receive a $5,000 per year stipend supplement. Students do not pay tuition. And, approximately $900 in student fees will be covered by the School each semester, depending on the availability of funds.
Internal Number: 001
About Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC
At the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, everything we do begins and ends with a patient in mind. We are preparing the next generation of scientists, clinicians and practitioners to discover solutions to the world’s most challenging health care issues. Throughout our history, the School has built a reputation for cutting edge research, rigorous training programs, and outstanding faculty, staff, and students. A world-class university, a model Area Health Education Center (AHEC) system, an award-winning hospital system, and an international center for pharmaceutical research and development, and close proximity to the Research Triangle Park, creates one of the most dynamic centers of learning in the nation. The School is one of five health affairs schools on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and benefits from close collaborations with many on-campus research programs, including the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Infectious Diseases, and the McAllister Heart Institute. The School is the number one ranked pharmacy program based on the U.S. News & World Report ranking and is one of the leaders among schools of pharmacy in research funding.