Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy that deals with the science of dosage form design and embraces all facets of the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) into a medication that can be safely and effectively used by patients in the community. There are many chemicals with known pharmacological properties but a raw chemical cannot be administered, as such, to the patient.
The Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery provides curricular content in the areas of physical pharmacy, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical compounding and dosage form design, in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.P.S.) and the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree programs. The department’s graduate education program prepares master’s and Ph.D. graduates with scientific competence in preformulation, formulation development, pharmaceutical processing/manufacturing, and targeted drug delivery systems. The faculty’s postgraduate education program includes the Hands-On Course in Tablet Technology . The faculty maintain a robust research program supported by the National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies, foundations and private industry. Corporate engagement is managed through the department’s Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology . The faculty participate on multidisciplinary teams in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences that are charged with advancing new pharmaceutical products and technologies with promising commercial potential.
Pharmaceutics Grad Student, Professor Receive Article Recognition
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Akash Patil and Soumyajit Majumdar, associate dean for research and graduate programs and professor of pharmaceutics and drug delivery, for having their article judged as one of the top 20 most impactful and downloaded articles by Wiley Publishing House for two consecutive years.
The article is published by Royal Pharmaceutical Society (UK) in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. The article deals with the various facets of echinocandin antifungal drugs and their locus in the current pharmacotherapy.
Read the article here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jphp.12780
OXFORD, Miss. – S. Narasimha Murthy, professor of pharmaceutics and drug delivery at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, delivered a lecture at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 20.
His talk was titled “Topical Products for Dermal and Transdermal Delivery of Pain Medications” and focused on challenges in formulating topical pain creams. NASEM invited Murthy and other stakeholders to provide expert opinions on topical pain creams as part of its study on the safety and effectiveness of ingredients used in compounded topical pain creams.
OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty-one University of Mississippi graduate students, including six from the School of Pharmacy, have been awarded Graduate Student Council Research Fund grants to support their research, study and creative scholarship.
The $1,000 competitive research grants, funded by the UM Graduate School and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, are for projects conducted through April 2020.
OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors – with a combined more than eight decades of service to UM – were appointed Distinguished Professors during the end-of-the-semester faculty meeting Friday (May 10) in Fulton Chapel.
The professors are Charles Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Karen Raber, professor of English and executive director of the Shakespeare Association of America; and Michael Repka, chair and professor of pharmaceutics and drug delivery and director of the Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology.
OXFORD, Miss. – Purnendu Sharma’s educational career may be coming to a close as he receives his Ph.D., but the great work he will do in the pharmaceutical industry is just getting started.
Sharma received an Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Young Investigator Scholarship for his research on the natural product, Resiniferatoxin, or RTX, while he was a doctoral student in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery.
Read more: “Stellar Student: Purnendu Sharma”
Research funding reached $21.2 million in 2018, placing the School of Pharmacy second in the SEC and among the top 5 percent of pharmacy schools nationwide.
Pharmaceutics Students Inducted into Rho Chi
Seven students from the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery were inducted into the Rho Chi Honor Society. Students (from left to right) include Sheng Feng, Minja Wang, Abhishek Shettar, Corinne Sweeney, Ruchi Thakkar, Ashay Shukla and Nagireddy Dumpa.