Research is a core component of the academic life at ACPHS, with the majority of faculty across each of the College’s schools and departments actively engaged in research.
Unique Opportunities for Students
These “hands on” research experiences are not typically afforded to undergraduates at most schools and are part of what distinguishes ACPHS from other colleges and universities.
Regardless of whether you are interested in a research-based career, the critical thinking skills honed in a laboratory are ones which will offer benefits for a lifetime – no matter which career path you choose.
Diverse Range of Projects
- Studying biodefense strategies to thwart potential anthrax attacks or deployment of the francisella bacteria
- Exploring the impact of parental resources on children’s health
- Developing chemical compounds for limiting the harmful effects of the sun
- Working on numerous projects related to the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.
Pharmaceutical Research Institute
PRI investigators possess expertise in fields such as nanotechnology, medicinal chemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology.
As part of its mission, PRI is also engaged in teaching and learning. Each year approximately 25 ACPHS pharmacy students in their final professional years pursue research rotations at the Institute.
At the end of their rotations, these students publish articles in academic journals related to their research. There are a number of graduate students from ACPHS (and other area schools) who also conduct research at the Institute.
Annual Research Forum
The 2013 Research Forum's oral sessions and poster sessions (see sidebar) offer a useful guide to the variety of research currently taking place at the College and the faculty members who are leading those efforts.