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A Renowned Pharmacology Legacy

State-of-the art breakthroughs in an environment where a tradition of excellence runs deep

More Than a Century of Training Pharmacology Experts

As the first Department of Pharmacology in the U.S, we have awarded the largest number of PhDs in our discipline. Our diverse alumni have made global impacts as leaders in academic medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, and national scientific agencies such as the NIH, CDC and the FDA. We continue to work together to maintain our national reputation for excellence in research, didactic teaching, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate training, faculty development and service.

Mission

The mission of Michigan Pharmacology is to be the recognized leader in pharmacological training and scientific discovery. As a faculty, we seek sustainable excellence as:

  • Effective and innovative educators of trainees at all levels to prepare the next generation of scientific leaders 
  • Producers of new basic and translational knowledge that can be translated to benefit public health
  • Exemplary role models for our trainees and colleagues
  • Responsible and innovative stewards of philanthropic, institutional and extramural resources
  • Inclusive leaders who enhance diverse faculty, trainee, and staff member engagement and professional satisfaction 
  • Champions of a culture and climate that promotes inclusion, diversity and equity

Vision

The Department of Pharmacology will be the global leader in providing exemplary training of the next generation of leaders in and shaping the future of pharmacological research.

Letter from the Chair

Learn why the Department of Pharmacology was translational before translational was cool, directly from the chair of our department.

DEI

Find peers, support, education and outreach opportunities within our comprehensive DEI programs.

Committees

Learn more about the ways faculty in the U-M Medical School Department of Pharmacology come together to advance research, equity and more.

Pharmacology Internal Website

Resources and information for current learners and faculty.

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It’s an exciting time to be at Michigan Pharmacology! As I often say, “Pharmacology was translational before translational was cool!"

Chair of The Department of Pharmacology
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Pharmacology Seminar Series - Carolyn Fairbanks, PhD
Talk title: Agmatine-Based Therapeutics for the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction
Carolyn Fairbanks
Pharmacology 646 Student Seminars: Behirda Karaj
Pharmacology 646 Student Seminars: Behirda Karaj
Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Juan Valentin-Goyco
Join the Department of Pharmacology for a doctoral dissertation defense with Juan Valentin-Goyco.
Pharmacology 646 Student Seminars: Jun Zhou
Pharmacology 646 Student Seminars: Jun Zhou
Pharmacology PSTP Symposium 2024
The Pharmacology PSTP Symposium 2024 is open to active faculty, staff and students.
2024 Pharmacological Sciences & Bio-related Chemistry Symposium
The Department of Pharmacology will host the 2024 Pharmacological Sciences & Bio-related Chemistry Symposium on March 22.
Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Robert Goldsmith
Join the Department of Pharmacology for a doctoral dissertation defense with Robert Goldsmith.
Pharmacology 646 Student Seminars: Sara Deschaine
Pharmacology 646 Student Seminars: Sara Deschaine
Pharmacology 646 Student Seminars: Serenata Su
Pharmacology 646 Student Seminars: Serenata Su