Students will have the opportunity to join nationally recognized faculty research programs across a spectrum of topics including Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Mechanisms of Memory, Receptor/Signaling Pathways in Cardiovascular Function and Disease, Actions of Hormones in Health and Disease, Molecular Biology of Growth and Carcinogenesis, and Environmental Toxicity, among others. Currently, the Department ranks 10th in NIH grant funds among all U.S. public medical school pharmacology departments.
Admission to the graduate program is competitive and is based upon academic background, professional recommendations, performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), experience, and when possible, personal interviews. Students should have completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, engineering, mathematics, neurosciences, physics pharmacy, or psychology. It is recommended that students have completed undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, calculus, physics, and biological sciences. The program of study is tailored to the individual background and career goals of the student and can often include interdepartmental study and research. Students are expected to participate in graduate seminars, journal clubs, research seminars; to interact with visiting scholars; and to present the results of their research at local and national meetings. Financial aid is available for qualified students.
Admission to the Ph.D. program in Pharmacology is through the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Curriculum. Inquiries regarding admission should be directed to Director, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Curriculum, University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For information about the Ph.D. program in Pharmacology, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Pharmacology. Information may also be obtained from the department Web site: <www.mc.uky.edu/pharmacology/>.
PHA 522 SYSTEMS PHARMACOLOGY (3)
PHA 605 PRINCIPLES OF NEUROBIOLOGY (SAME AS NEU/PGY/BCH/ANA 605) (4)
PHA 606 MECHANISMS OF NEUROLOGIC DISEASE (SAME AS ANA/NEU 606) (4)
PHA 612 QUANTITATIVE PHARMACODYNAMICS: PHARMACOKINETICS (SAME AS PHR 612) (3)
PHA 616 BIOLOGY AND THERAPY OF CANCER (SAME AS MI/MED616) (3)
PHA 621 ADVANCED PHARMACODYNAMICS (3)
PHA 630 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHARMACOLOGY (1-3)
PHA 634 ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY (2)
PHA 649 ADVANCED MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY (SAME AS PHR/TOX 649) (2)
PHA 658 ADVANCED NEUROPHARMACOLOGY (2)
PHA 670 CHEMICAL CARCINOGENESIS (SAME AS TOX 670) (3)
PHA 710 AGING OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM (SAME AS GRN/PGY/ANA 710) (3)
PHA 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)
PHA 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)
PHA 750 RESEARCH IN PHARMACOLOGY (1-5)
PHA 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)
PHA 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)
PHA 770 SEMINAR IN PHARMACOLOGY (1)
PHA 779 MEMBRANE SCIENCES COLLOQUIUM (SAME AS CHE/CME/PHR/BCH 779) (1)