Inner-brainGraduate, medical and dental scholars are trained to conduct basic, translational, clinical, social and behavioral research, generating new knowledge that contributes to research in an effort to reduce health disparities in the areas of neurological disease, mental health and drug abuse/addiction—including alcoholism. Along those same lines, we provide students with an intensive knowledge of pharmacology as a science, exposing them to pharmacological research methodologies that provide skills in the practice of the science, and the opportunity to apply these skills in pharmacological research. Students gain a problem-solving approach to the understanding of pharmacology that makes a reasoned, objective correlation between pharmacological and other types of knowledge; this approach serves as both a foundation and methodology toward developing solutions.


Research accomplishments within the school have been funded by federal agencies such as National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Centers for Disease Control(CDC), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), National Science Foundation(NSF), Department of Education, National Center Minority Health/Health Disparities (NCMHD), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).