Centers at the School of Pharmacy provide robust educational and research opportunities and link clinical and academic activities to help strengthen the public health infrastructure across the State of Maryland.

While their areas of expertise vary, their common goal is to help provide quality health care and training to improve the health of the citizens of the state and across the nation.

Center for Drug Safety
This Center guides and inspires research and scholarship in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, in order to improve public health.

Center on Drugs and Public Policy
This Center conducts research on major drug policy issues, organizes conferences and workshops and serve as a consultant on drug issues to organizations in the public and private sectors.

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, this Center focuses on modernizing and improving the ways drugs and medical devices are reviewed and evaluated.

Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions
Develops and tests sustainable models of care involving pharmacists in community, institutional and multidisciplinary settings.

Computer Aided Drug Design Center
The CADD Center 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.

Center for Translational Medicine
In today’s world, research into pharmaceutical innovations is conducted in silos. The Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) aims to eliminate the silos and integrate information across development platforms.

Maryland Poison Center
One of 70 poison centers throughout the country, its mission is to decrease the cost and complexity of poisoning and overdose care while maintaining and/or improving patient outcomes.  The Center receives more than 60,000 calls per year, from the routine to the life threatening.

Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery
The goal of the Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery is to create a multidisciplinary research environment that will provide expertise and foster collaborations for the design, development and translation into clinic of nanosystems for use as therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.

Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging
The Center serves as the focal point of education and outreach programs about the social and psychological aspects of drug use among the elderly and administers the Elder-Health Program for pharmacy students and retired pharmacists.

Pharmaceutical Research Computing
PRC’s mission is to provide research support for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and other researchers by meeting their data management and analysis needs.

Facilities

Clinical Pharmacology Unit
The Clinical Pharmacology Unit (CPU) in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is a leader in conducting clinical research for professionals in academia, contract research organizations, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
The GMP facility has nearly 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical formulation and the production of tablets and capsules. Projects have used the GMP facility include researchers at UM, FDA, large and small pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and suppliers of chemicals and excipients.

Mass Spectrometry
This facility offers a broad range of support services with two state-of-the-art mass spectrometers, and has recently introduced proteomic analysis.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
This facility provides support for a full range of NMR studies into the structure, dynamics, kinetics and reaction mechanisms of small organic molecules, pharmaceuticals, and biomolecules, as well as ligand binding studies and metabonomics.

X-Ray Crystallography
This facility provides instrument and expertise for collecting and processing x-ray diffraction data from macromolecular single crystals. It is under supervison of the x-ray crystallography community and is available to all the research groups inside/outside the campus.

Programs

Patients, Pharmacists, Partnerships (P3) Program
Pioneering a pharmacist-directed model in chronic disease management and patient self-care.