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Adding healthy years to human life

Adding healthy years to human life

Imagine a world in which we lived healthy lives free from diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Dr. Mahtab Jafari believes this dream can become a reality. Her research focuses on changing the way humans age, prolonging lifespan, and delaying the progression of diseases associated with aging.

Creating a cancer-free world

Creating a cancer-free world

Childhood cancers are rare diseases that often go underfunded. However, the study of these malignancies can be helpful to understanding adult cancers that have similar mutations. Dr. Claudia Benavente's study of childhood cancers have implications beyond children’s health and is helpful in understanding adult cancers that have similar mutations.

Fighting sepsis with technology

Fighting sepsis with technology

Sepsis kills more than 258,000 Americans every year and is the number one killer of children and infants worldwide. Dr. Weian Zhao and his team are developing a rapid diagnostic tool to detect sepsis at the point-of-care in as little as one hour, potentially saving tens of thousands of infants and young children.

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About

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate students unparalleled training for future careers in pharmacy, medicine, and biomedical research. Our innovative, rigorous curriculum integrates concepts from biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacology and physiology. Alumni pursue exciting professional opportunities that improve our society’s health and well-being.

“We developed the curriculum to directly relate to graduate schools and the working world. We want our program to be a gateway to success in graduate school and in the industry.”

Dr. Mahtab Jafari, Professor & Vice Chair

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