Generating and disseminating new knowledge in pharmacotherapy and accelerating its application to improve patient care.


The annual meeting, “Heart Failure Management 2016: Precision Medicine to Personalize Care.” was held in Amelia Island, FL, July 14-17. This is the longest running meeting dedicated to the care of patients with heart failure. It is co-directed by Kirk Adams, M.D. (UNC School of Medicine) and Herb Patterson, Pharm.D. (UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy) and had over 200 attendees. Shown here with Patterson are (left to right) Jo Ellen Rodgers, Pharm.D. (faculty), and DPET Pharm.D. fellows Judy Hsu, Natalie Pearce, Ahmed Aldemerdash, Erika Giblin and Prani Paka.

Kashuba lab

The Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics has the unique responsibility within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to provide classroom and clinical instruction for pharmacy students in the practice of pharmacy and to train graduate and postgraduate pharmacists in the principles of translational research. We engage in innovative teaching and research, preparing our students to be professional and scientific leaders.

Dennis WilliamsDPET is a rapidly growing division focused on collaborative clinical and translational research projects, with a special emphasis on developing world-class programs in pharmacogenomics, quantitative pharmacology, and experimental therapeutics. Current research centers around the following therapeutic areas: cardiology, hepatology/gastroenterology/transplant, infectious disease, oncology/hematology, and pulmonology. The Division’s graduate program develops 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.

Our division faculty include clinical practitioners who bring insights from the patient-care setting to their teaching, translational research, and professional service activities. Many of our faculty hold joint appointments in the UNC School of Medicine, the Department of Pharmacy at UNC Hospitals, and other allied health schools. They lend their expertise through speaking engagements, hold membership on advisory panels and committees, and play important roles in local, state, national, and international organizations.


  • Williams, Campbell Appointed to BPS Specialty Council

    Associate Professor Dennis Williams, Pharm.D., and Assistant Professor of Clinical Education Kristen Campbell, Pharm.D., were appointed to the Board of Pharmacy Specialists Specialty Council. The council appointed only 27 pharmacists out of the more than 100 who applied. Williams is … Continued

  • Jackson Joins Faculty to Expand Diversity Outreach

    Anita Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a research professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. She will focus on expanding academic research and innovation opportunities to underrepresented minority faculty, postdoctoral fellows … Continued

  • DPET Grad Student Srinivas Wins International Prize for HIV Research

    Nithya Srinivas, a graduate student at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is the recipient of the IAS/ANRS Lange-van Tongeren Prize for Young Investigators in the clinical sciences track from the International AIDS Society and the France Recherche Nord & … Continued


Our members include:

  • 25 faculty members
  • 22 graduate students
  • 16 clinical fellows
  • Six postdoctoral research scientists

The division houses six centers and programs, including:

Postgraduate research opportunities are provided through a variety of fellowship programs, including:

  • Heart Failure Pharmacotherapy
  • HIV Pharmacology
  • Oncology
  • Clinical Research and Drug Development
  • Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Research