College of Pharmacy

Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics

The focus of the program is translational research, which involves studies that occur at the interface of the bench and bedside. Information flow at this interface is bi-directional. Hence, PhD graduates of the Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics program will be trained to function at this interface. Since all students admitted to the program will have a clinical/health profession degree, the emphasis of the program will be training in the basic science, which improves the graduates ability to successfully compete for extramural funding. There are required clinical components to assure competency in the foundations, principle and processes of clinical research. The keystone of the training is the conduct of an integrated laboratory-based and clinical dissertation.