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Research

Our researchers and scientists are working on the world’s most challenging health issues ranging from cancer and cardiovascular disease to neurological disorders and medication management.

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By the Numbers

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U.S. Pharm.D. Program
U.S. News World & Report

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Among Schools of Pharmacy in NIH and Total Research Funding

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University World-Wide in Pharmacology, Toxicology U.S. News World & Report

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QS World Global Rankings Pharmacy & Pharmacology


Our Research Enterprise

We are organized based on the drug development, delivery and patient care cycle.

Drug Discovery

Find and characterize new therapeutic targets and agents

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Drug Delivery

Deliver therapeutic agents for successful outcomes

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Drug Optimization

Discover and evaluate the factors that influence how therapeutic agents work

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Patient Outcomes

Identify the health outcomes and value of therapies, policies and practices

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Care Delivery

Advance education and the practice of pharmacy

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A Culture of Collaboration

Partnering across the campus, state, nation and around the world to advance research, education and practice.

 

UNC Health Sciences Campus

The School is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a major research university with a large teaching hospital and schools of medicine, public health, nursing, and dentistry.

  • Ranked 5th nationally for federal research among all universities
  • $1.1 billion in sponsored research from all sources annually
  • Eleventh largest research university in research volume and annual expenditures

 


 

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Eshelman Institute for Innovation

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation was established in 2014 with a $100 million commitment from Dr. Fred Eshelman.  The Institute encourages collaborations between universities, research institutions, foundations and industry that accelerate groundbreaking science from the bench to the patient by funding and translating ‘top tier’ scientific solutions to the market with speed.  Learn more here.

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Partnership in Patient Care

The Partnership in Patient Care combines the resources of the School and the UNC Medical Center pharmacy department to increase the pharmacy services available to patients at UNC Hospitals, the amount of experiential education that pharmacy students receive at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the amount of point-of-care research being conducted.

 

 


 

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Research Triangle Park

UNC anchors one corner of North Carolina’s famed Research Triangle Park, which hosts an abundance of pharmaceutical, biotech, and health-care companies. This environment offers many opportunities for collaboration in research, education, and patient care with partners in academia, industry, and health care.

 


 

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Pinnacle Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Deerfield Management have entered into a partnership to create Pinnacle Hill, a company seeking to discover new medicines to address the significant unmet medical needs of our times. Deerfield will invest up to $65 million of targeted funding through Pinnacle Hill, as well as providing significant drug development expertise to advance promising therapeutic research at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Learn more here.

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PharmAlliance

PharmAlliance is a unique international partnership between three global leaders in pharmacy education, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Monash University, and University College   London. PharmAlliance partners work collaboratively to inspire and train tomorrow’s professional leaders and practitioners to transform education delivery and address major research challenges in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.

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Structural Genomics Consortium

The SGC (Structural Genomics Consortium) is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership that performs basic science of relevance to drug discovery. Research is conducted at several sites around the world to produce reagents, proteins, antibodies, assays, and data that support exploration of the human genome. All material and intellectual output of the SGC is placed in the public domain for use without restriction. The first SGC laboratory to operate in the USA is located in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Learn more here.

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READDI

Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI) is a partnership between the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Eshelman Institute for Innovation aimed at discovering and developing drugs to put “on the shelf” for clinical trial testing in anticipation of future viral pandemics.

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