The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is a key member of the robust research arm of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their areas of research, and the School’s proximity to the Research Triangle Park and other research campuses spurs collaboration and partnerships in academia and with industry. Research at the School has spawned a number of spin-off companies, and in 2009, the School led the University with twenty-six invention disclosures and four patents received.

If you are looking for opportunities for research collaboration, please visit the Global Engagement section of our website, or explore our Eshelman Institute for Innovation’s resources for entrepreneurial development.

A Unique Perspective

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy provides a unique perspective among peer institutions in our approach to research. The School conducts a wide range of advanced research that aligns with five phases of the drug discovery, development and delivery cycle.

Each phase is represented by a division within the School. Faculty and graduate students alike are encouraged to work with their peers within the School and the University to further realize research goals in discovery, preclinical and clinical development of therapeutic agents, optimum delivery of drug therapy, evaluation of health and therapeutic outcomes of novel drug therapies and technologies, as well as regulatory policies.

Recent Research News

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Costs for Orally Administered Cancer Drugs Skyrocket

April 28, 2016

New cancer drugs taken in pill form have become dramatically more expensive in their first year on the market compared with drugs launched 15 years ago, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study has found. The findings call … Continued

Lindsey James, Ph.D., and Alex Tropsha, Ph.D., each received a grant in the inaugural round of PharmAlliance awards.

Monash, UCL, UNC Advance PharmAlliance Partnership

March 10, 2016

PharmAlliance, the research, education and practice partnership between three of the world’s most highly regarded schools of pharmacy — Monash University, University College London and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — has announced its first round of … Continued


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