VCU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

VCU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Connecting the dots
Collaborating on cutting-edge research

Collaborating on cutting-edge research

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Fostering light bulb moments

Fostering light bulb moments

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Sharing knowledge with the next generation of trailblazers

Sharing knowledge with the next generation of trailblazers

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Probing even deeper into the unknown

Probing even deeper into the unknown

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Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The department is home to a community of researchers, students and faculty who strive to improve the treatment of medical disorders through a better understanding of the pharmacology of agents and by developing safer and more effective drugs.  Currently ranked thirteenth among National Institutes of Health-funded pharmacology and toxicology programs in the U.S., the department has educated alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in government, academia and the private sector as researchers, educators, and consultants. The work our students do at VCU and beyond has the potential to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world.

Upcoming Seminars

Seminars are on Mondays and Thursdays at noon in Egyptian Building.

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VCU researchers combat opiate addiction Opioids: An American health crisis
Overdose deaths in the United States involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999...

VCU researchers combat opiate addiction Opioids: An American health crisis

September 6, 2017 Read more
Egyptian Building
Long-running training grant that propelled department to 310 graduates is renewed.

New milestones for Pharmacology and Toxicology Department

October 28, 2016 Read more
VCU sends a pair of students to prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Katie Schwienteck set a goal several years Kaago to one day attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.

VCU sends a pair of students to prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

July 25, 2018 Read more
School of Medicine Campus
The annual award celebration was held at Willow Oaks Country Club on Friday, May 18th at 7:00 pm.

Congratulations to our Annual Award Winners

May 18, 2018 Read more

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