Defining Excellence in Research

Explore how the SOP continues to make groundbreaking discoveries, lead the nation in natural product research, and enhance the future of pharmaceutical sciences.

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The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

is globally recognized for its multidisciplinary research in discovering, developing, and translating innovative solutions to healthcare problems.

The school’s faculty and scientists maintain active, funded research programs in various biomedical, social administrative, and clinical sciences. Each competes for funding from various sources, including the National Institutes of Health, the NSF, and other federal agencies, foundations, and the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

Our pharmacy school consistently ranks in the TOP 20 for external research funding as listed in the Faculty Research Grant Institutional Rankings published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Our School’s Research Mission encompasses drug discovery and development, translational research, clinical research, and population and public health research.

Our Research Strengths

  • Drug synthesis, Safety, Efficacy, and Delivery
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Outcomes and Policy
  • Practice and Community-Based Research
  • Natural Products, Dietary Supplements, and Cannabis
  • Environmental Health
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Educational Research

Our Strategic Impact Areas

  • Cancer
  • Cardiometabolic Disorders
  • Neuroscience/Drugs of Abuse
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medication Optimization

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Why do Research?

Most everyone has an innate interest in some aspect of our physical world, be it health, nature, or the environment. A productive researcher can establish a successful career in their chosen field and always find fulfillment in their work.

Donald Stanford

Assistant Director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Soumyajit Majumdar

Research and the SOP

"Research in the pharmaceutical sciences draws upon multiple disciplines and involves understanding disease pathways and mechanisms, identifying drug targets, developing therapeutics, and improving medication safety, effectiveness, and health outcomes. Pharmaceutical research, thus, plays a vital role in optimizing treatment regimens, reducing adverse effects, and ensuring the continuous evolution of healthcare practices. SOP faculty are conducting cutting-edge research in all areas of the pharmaceutical sciences."

Soumyajit Majumdar

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research News

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