School of Pharmacy

The University of Mississippi

Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPS) was established in 1964 to discover and disseminate knowledge of natural drug products, develop and commercialize new products, improve public health and stimulate the economy. Research conducted by RIPS faculty and research scientists helps Mississippi industries to enhance their competitiveness and contributes to the economic development of the state.

Dr. David D. AllenDean of the School of Pharmacy,
Executive Director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Professor of Pharmacology
allen@olemiss.edu
Mr. Don F. StanfordAssistant Director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciencesdfs@olemiss.edu

The Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPS) comprises four units:

National Center for Natural Products Research

Dr. Ikhlas A. KhanDirector of the National Center for Natural Products Research,
Professor of Pharmacognosy
khan@olemiss.edu

Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management

Dr. Benjamin F. BanahanDirector of the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management,
Professor of Pharmacy Administration
benb3@olemiss.edu

Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology

Dr. Michael A. RepkaChair of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery,
Director of the Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology,
Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
marepka@olemiss.edu

Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Dr. Leigh Ann RossAssociate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Professor of Pharmacy Practicelaross@umc.edu