Research and Outreach

Our commitment to research and outreach is reflected in the work of our six distinguished centers. These centers serve as pillars of excellence, addressing key areas of pharmaceutical sciences and making a significant impact on healthcare and the community.

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Arizona Center for Drug Discovery

Dedicated to discovering and developing innovative drugs and therapies. Our interdisciplinary team of researchers collaborates to identify new drug targets, design novel compounds, and conduct preclinical and clinical trials.

Steven Dudley in the Poison Center

Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center

A vital resource for healthcare professionals and the public, this center offers expertise in poison control and drug information 24/7. Toxicologists and pharmacists provide timely and accurate information on medication safety, drug interactions, and poison exposures. 

Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center

This interdisciplinary research center actively investigates the health effects of environmental agents and serves as a resource for the community. The center studies mechanism by which exposures to environmental agents (and other stresses) contribute to human disease. 

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Coit Center for Longevity & NeuroTherapeutics

A new Center for Excellence within the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy is driving a renewed college-wide effort focused on achieving healthy longevity and developing new therapeutics for age-related diseases.

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Health Outcomes & Pharmacoeconomic Center

The HOPE center assesses healthcare interventions from a clinical, economic and humanistic view. Research focuses include cost-effectiveness analysis, quality-of-life assessment, pharmaceutical policy analysis, and drug-use evaluation. 

Old Pharma Glass containers

Coit Museum of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Home to one of the world's leading collections of pharmacy artifacts, the Museum offers a unique glimpse into the past. From the Upjohn Disneyland collection to a full-scale replica of an old-time drugstore, we help keep pharmacy history alive.