U of U CoP graduate students Erica Vander Mause and Julian Tu received AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year.... Read More
The project uses preclinical seizure models and neuroscience techniques to help develop new antiepileptic agents. Some 800-1000 novel compounds per year are evaluated against conventional drugs for anticonvulsant efficacy and potency, neurotoxicity, effect on liver function, and mechanism of action. Promising compounds, which exhibit a high level and/or unusual spectrum of anticonvulsant activity with superior therapeutic potential, are selected for detailed toxicology studies and subsequent clinical trials in epileptic patients. The project has been continually funded since 1975 and every new anticonvulsant introduced to clinical use in the USA during the past 40 years has been evaluated in this research program.
The program is an integral part of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and, as such, provides a site for research training of undergraduate students, departmental graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Faculty aligned with the program also provide instruction to professional students in the College of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine.
ADD's College of Pharmacy’s Program Awarded $19.5M Contract Renewal To Identify Compounds for Treating Therapy-Resistant Epilepsy
Research conducted by the University of Utah College of Pharmacy was featured in Medical News Today.... Read More
Research conducted at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune.... Read More
Distinguished Professor Jindřich Henry Kopeček Named as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for 2018
Distinguished Professor Jindřich Henry Kopeček was named as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for 2018.... Read More
Researchers at University of Utah Health found pairing music with one of four pain medications offered a promising complementary strategy to treat pain. ... Read More
The U of U APhA-ASP Chapter won the 2017-2018 APhA-ASP Operation Diabetes National Award at this week's APhA Annual Meeting. ... Read More