Centers

Research, practice, and service centers within the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy work to advance public education, scientific and practice-based research, and professional practice initiatives across the state of Maryland and beyond.

With the exception of the Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation, which is a partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, the research and service centers within the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy are housed in the School's three departments: Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR), Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC), and Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS). Although each center has a different area of expertise, all work together to help provide quality health care, innovative research, and training to improve the health of the citizens of the state and across the nation.

Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR)

Center for Drug Safety
The Center for Drug Safety at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy guides and inspires research and scholarship in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety in order to improve public health.

Center on Drugs and Public Policy
The Center on Drugs and Public Policy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy conducts research on major drug policy issues, organizes conferences and workshops, and serves as a consultant on drug issues to organizations in the public and private sectors.

Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging
The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy provides education and outreach programs about the social and psychological aspects of drug use among the elderly. The Center also administers the Elder-Health Program for pharmacy students and retired pharmacists.

Pharmaceutical Research Computing
Pharmaceutical Research Computing (PRC) at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy provides research support for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and other researchers by meeting their data management and analysis needs.

Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC)

Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation
A collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, The Founding Campus, the Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation focuses on modernizing and improving the ways in which drugs and medical devices are reviewed and evaluated.

Center for Nanobiotechnology
The Center for Nanobiotechnology at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy strives to create a multidisciplinary research environment that provides expertise and fosters collaborations for the design, development, and translations of a clinic of nanosystems for therapeutic and diagnostic use.

Computer Aided Drug Design Center
The Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD) Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy facilitates collaboration between scientists in the computational, chemical, and biological sciences with the goal of transitioning discoveries in the basic sciences into novel therapeutic agents.

Mass Spectrometry Center
The Mass Spectrometry Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy provides state-of-the-art expertise, methodology, and instrumentation to the School of Pharmacy and the surrounding research community.

Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS)

Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions
The Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions (CIPS) is a national resource center and leader in the development of novel patient care and business solutions to health problems. CIPS responds to needs in the policy environment with strategic action and generates health care models with improved patient outcomes and cost savings.

Center for Translational Medicine
Research into pharmaceutical innovations is often conducted in silos, with researchers across different departments and organizations working separately to achieve the same goal. The Center for Translational Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy aims to eliminate these silos and integrate information across development platforms.

Maryland Poison Center
As one of 55 poison centers across the United States, the Maryland Poison Center strives to decrease the cost and complexity of poisoning and overdose care while maintaining and/or improving patient outcomes. The Center receives approximately 57,000 calls per year, from the routine to the life-threatening.