About our Research

The graduate faculty in the School of Pharmacy consists of internationally recognized scientists. The School consistently ranks in the top 20 percent of NIH funding among pharmacy programs in the U.S., with currently over $6,000,000 in annual NIH funding. The faculty serve as mentors to undergraduate, M.S., doctoral and postdoctoral students.

About our Departments

Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry, an amalgamation of chemistry and the life sciences, is a multidisciplinary field that applies chemical (i.e., synthetic, instrumental, analytical, computational, theoretical and/or physical chemistry) principles to investigations of biologically active substances that include therapeutically useful drugs, natural products, toxins and drugs of abuse. Read more →

Pharmaceutics

VCU's Department of Pharmaceutics specializes in the science and technology associated with innovations in drug delivery and drug development. Pharmaceutics is a multidisciplinary applied science concerned with delivering and maintaining appropriate drug concentrations at target sites in the body for appropriate times (thus, alleviating disease by optimizing drug effects over time). Read more →

Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science

Research is one of the cornerstones of academic life. In 2004 the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science made a commitment to increase the collective scholarship of the department. Every faculty member in the department is expected to contribute and participate in scholarship, the extent depending on their other responsibilities and training. In addition, an increase in the number of research faculty, graduate students, residents and fellows will be instrumental in this effort. Read more →

Contact Us

Gioia Casso, Contract and Grant Administrator
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
VCU School of Pharmacy
410 N. 12th Street, Room 500A
Box 980581
Richmond, VA 23298-0581
Phone: (804) 828-7831
Email: gncasso@vcu.edu