DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
Our mission is to provide quality preclinical nd clinicl education in pharmacology nd therapeutics for medical students, to educate and trin grduate and postdoctorl biomedical scientists, to carry out basic research of recognized excellence. nd to prticipate in governance nd leadership in the College of Medicine and in appropriate national scientific and professional societies. 13 harm acology is the science concerned with all aspects of the ction of drugs and other chemicals on living systems. Its primary aim is the discovery of chemical mechanisms by which cellular nd molecular functions are regulated for the purpose of understnding how existing drugs ct and to develop new drugs for treatment and diagnosis of humn diseases. The discipline of pharmacology explores biology through the actions of drugs and chemical substances. Drugs and chemicals produce their effects only through modifications of underlying biologicl systems; their ctions re useful in regulting not only normal functions of cells and organisms but also the abnorml processes which occur in disease.