About Us

In 1891, the University established the first Department of Pharmacology in North America, and over the more than one hundred years since, it has awarded the largest number of Ph.D.s in the discipline. These graduates have made a major impact on the field of pharmacology, and they currently include many pharmaceutical company executives, research directors and senior scientists, directors of government research laboratories and leaders in academia. The scientific output of its faculty and students and the accomplishments of its graduates have served to maintain the department’s position as one of the most highly regarded departments in the world.