Our Graduate Program is dedicated to the training of outstanding scientists in the pharmacological sciences.
An outstanding graduate program is a high priority of our department, and the training faculty participate fully at all levels. Our department ranks consistently in the highest levels of NIH funding for pharmacology departments nationwide and a great diversity of research areas is available to trainees. more
The Department of Pharmacology ranks #4 in the nation in NIH research funding in its field.
Our Global Science Ranking: #2 In the World in Pharmacology and Toxicology Research and Publications, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities 2016 report.
- Science HIghlights: The Itch Receptor - Kate Lansu leads research on opioid-induced itching
Opioids have long been an important tool in the world of pain management, but the side effects of these drugs – from addiction and respiratory failure to severe itching and dizziness, can be overwhelming. Scientists have been trying to understand how these side effects happen so they can create better, less problematic pain relievers.
New findings published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology by UNC School of Medicine scientists in the department of pharmacology show that MRGRPX2, a receptor protein on the surface of mast cells, can trigger the immune system response that leads to itching associated with some opioids. read more...
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- New Students coming to the Carolina Summer Fellowship Program! Apr 21, 2017
- The Itch Receptor - Kate Lansu leads research on opioid-induced itching Apr 07, 2017
- H. Shelton Earp recognized for career achievements in cancer research Mar 21, 2017
- Researchers awarded grant to study strategy to improve immunotherapy response Feb 16, 2017
- New Carolina Summer Fellowship Students Joining Us for the Summer!
We welcome our eight new Carolina Summer Fellows who will be spending the summer with us!
get to know them...
- Orrin Stone Receives NIH ImPACT fellowship!
Congratulations to Orrin Stone, a graduate student in the Hahn Lab, for receiving an NIH ImPACT fellowship, enabling him to intern at a Research Triangle pharmaceutical company.
- Upcoming Events
- Seminar presented by Dr. Billy Kim, UNC-CH May 02, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
- Student Research Seminar Series presents: Megan Agajanian and Raquel Martinez Chacin May 05, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 4007 GMB
- Seminar presented by Scott Kaufmann, MIT May 09, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
- Student Research Seminar Series presents: Waylin Yu and Kevin Knight May 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 4007 GMB