Drug Discovery, Development, Delivery and Utilization
The overarching goal of pharmaceutical research is to design and test drugs with increased
efficacy and specificity to reduce side effects. The first step in drug discovery
is the identification of potential molecular targets that can be stimulated or repressed
for therapeutic purposes. PCOM’s interdisciplinary research groups focus on the development
of novel pharmacological approaches to treating a wide range of disorders and diseases.
Our researchers collaborate with a bioinformatics specialist to integrate and interpret
complex molecular interactions and a data analyst to evaluate the impact of healthcare
policies on medication utilization and cost-effectiveness.