The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is globally recognized for its multidisciplinary research in the discovery, development and translation of innovative solutions to health care problems.

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

In 2018 the Faculty Research Grant Institutional Rankings published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy ranked the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy sixth amongst all the colleges of pharmacy in terms of total extramural funding. The school also ranks amongst the top two schools/colleges within the university in terms of extramural funding. The pharmacy school consistently ranks in the top 20 of external research funding, as ranked by AACP.

In 2012, the School of Pharmacy developed a Research Visioning Strategic Plan to streamline Research Visioning diagramresearch focus and enhance collaboration within the school, as well as the broader university and its medical center in Jackson.

Four key areas of research were identified:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiometabolic Disorders
  • Neuroscience/Drugs of Abuse
  • Infectious Diseases


School of Pharmacy Research Leadership

Donna Strum Dr. Donna Strum Dean, School of Pharmacy

Executive Director, RIPS

Soumyajit Majumdar Dr. Soumyajit Majumdar Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Don Stanford Don Stanford Assistant Director of RIPS