The Department of Pharmaceutics is a place where an unwavering commitment to excellence in research, instruction and service is demonstrated through the extraordinary productivity and success of our faculty, staff and students. Our program focuses on Physiologically-Based Approaches to Drug Delivery and Disposition. We offer a training environment that includes cutting edge laboratory instrumentation and technologies, award-winning faculty, devoted and experienced teachers, and knowledgeable staff. The Department of Pharmaceutics is part of the institute of Pharmacy. In addition to teaching, all faculty members are involved in collaborative research projects with clinical and other basic scientists within the Health Center or on campus. Many maintain collaborative ties with scientists in other universities and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.
The Department of Pharmacology plays an important role in the educational and research missions of SCHS College. Our faculty’s research interests also include the areas of drug metabolism, genetics, molecular and cellular signaling, integrins and adhesion molecules and pain control. Overall, we have made substantial progress toward our goal of establishing a program in “Integrative Pharmacological Sciences.” This program is unique in that it uses a combination of in vitro and in vivo model systems to understand the pathophysiology of disease and identify potential therapeutics.
The subject of Pharmaceutical Chemistry plays a major role in shaping a student into a true pharmacy professional. Though the profession has undergone tremendous changes and has registered great advancements in various branches of it, the importance of pharmaceutical chemistry in the curriculum of a pharmacy programme cannot be overemphasized. Every branch becomes invigorated when a new bioactive molecule is discovered. The diversity offered by the subject is amazing. Pharmaceutical chemistry is discipline which is at the intersection of chemistry, especially synthetic organic chemistry, and pharmacology and various other biological specialties, where they are involved with design, chemical synthesis and development for market of pharmaceutical agents, or bio-active molecules (drugs).
Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs of natural origin. Plant preparations are said to be medicinal or herbal when they are used to promote health beyond basic nutrition. Chemical characterization includes the isolation, identification and quantification of constituents in plant materials. The renaissance of herbal medicine in this country creates a demand for studies in the field of pharmacognosy.
Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance (PAQA) is a broad subject area that includes qualitative and quantitative analysis of drugs, excipients, impurities etc. to meet the regulatory requirements. PAQA lab is well equipped with sophisticated instruments to provide quality instruments and facilities to conduct research.