Research and scholarly activity
From building molecules to form new drugs to researching public health issues affecting patients around the globe, College of Pharmacy faculty are helping advance medicine on countless fronts. With a strong dedication to community and collaboration, researchers work closely with colleagues throughout UM and beyond.
Drug discovery, design, development and delivery
Drug design, development and delivery researchers are interested in pharmaceutics, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics and medicinal chemistry, as well as the related discipline of pharmacology.
Learn more about our researchers working in the field of drug design, development and delivery:
Population therapeutics and health outcomes research
Research in the evaluation of medication use, effectiveness and safety informs front-line clinicians and pharmaceutical and health policy decision makers about drug safety and efficacy. Researchers deal with both the assessment of the use of a broad range of medications as well as their impact on health outcomes.
Learn more about our researchers working in the field of medication use, effectiveness and safety:
Translational pharmacotherapy and practice
Research in translational pharmacology deals with the movement of pharmacotherapy knowledge from concept development to direct patient application. This work is fundamental in informing clinician scientists, front-line clinicians and decision makers on current therapeutic progress and potential applications of optimized pharmacotherapy to patient care. Many of our researchers work within clinical settings, which provides a unique opportunity to allow practice to inspire and form the basis of research concepts and development.
Learn more about our researchers working in translational pharmacology:
Biotargets and mechanisms of disease
Molecular biotherapeutics researchers investigate drug-receptor interactions, drug-induced signalling pathways, and fundamental cell-biology and physiology that contribute to disease. This research covers a broad range of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, obesity, aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, and epigenetic diseases.
Learn more about our researchers working in molecular biotherapeutics:
Pharmacy education: Scholarship of teaching and learning
A focus on program evaluation, professional development, and developing teaching and learning opportunities for students, faculty, and pharmacists.
Learn more about our researchers working in pharmacy education:
College of Pharmacy Research Day
Undergraduate research opportunities
College of Pharmacy PharmD Undergraduate Summer Research Experience
Offered by the College of Pharmacy, the summer research experience offers undergraduates a unique opportunity to hone their research skills and build strong relationships with faculty mentors.
This opportunity is open to Year 1 and Year 2 PharmD students.
Funding is available for six students at $2,000 each per month for Year 1 students and $2,500 each per month for Year 2 students:
- Year 1 students are eligible for four months (16 weeks)
- Year 2 students are eligible for two months (10 weeks), depending on your hospital rotations. Further information will be provided once rotations schedules are reviewed.
IMPORTANT: Submit your application by February 25, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. (CST)
Funding and resources
The College of Pharmacy is committed to funding research and supporting our principal investigators. Here are some examples of places to start looking for funding.
Safety training for research personnel
The College of Pharmacy follows all policies and procedures established to ensure the safety and well-being of its students and staff. Safety training is mandatory for all new research personnel.
Internal personnel - wet lab
Before the first day at work, all new research personnel must:
Visit UM Learn and register for:
- College of Pharmacy lab safety training course
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and biosafety training courses
After each course, submit your certificate of completion to the lead lab technician.
Schedule an in-person training session with the lead lab technician to complete the laboratory safety checklist for new lab personnel.
On/after the first day at work, all new research personnel must:
All applicants from outside the College of Pharmacy must have an internal principal investigator sponsoring their application. Review our faculty directory to find a researcher who can be responsible for your work in our labs.
Contact the lead lab technician for your application package. Return the completed form to the lead lab technician.
Note: The associate dean (research) reviews the applications and applicants are contacted with further details once a decision has been made.
All applicants from outside the University of Manitoba must have an internal principal investigator sponsoring their application. Review our faculty directory to find a researcher who can be responsible for your work in our labs.
- Complete the Individual Sponsored Account Application form.
- Using the UMnetID provided to you by the university, visit UM Learn and register for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and biosafety training courses. Submit your certificates to the lead lab technician upon completion.
Note: International visitors are encouraged to contact the University of Manitoba International Centre for information on visa applications.
Completing non-lab research at the College of Pharmacy
Individuals performing research with dry lab faculty must complete a mandatory orientation. This includes:
- Summer students (from the College and university)
- Incoming graduate students
Research and graduate program coordinator
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