Collaborative research is a priority in the school of pharmacy.
Research initiatives are coordinated by Dr. Elisha Injeti, director of research and development. Dr. Injeti has developed the strategic direction of the school’s research initiatives, established a plan for acquiring equipment to support research endeavors, and designed the research facilities for the Health Sciences Center. He has also been instrumental in establishing collaborative relationships with other universities and companies, including Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Future Path Medical.
Each faculty member is expected to engage in research that will advance the profession of pharmacy or enhance his or her teaching effectiveness. To support and encourage this effort, each faculty member is provided with annual financial support to complement any external funding that may be obtained.
Students engage in research initiatives beginning their freshman year through the Profession of Pharmacy course. Working in teams, they identify a relevant issue in pharmacy and conduct qualitative research related to it. They present their poster presentations in class as well as during the university-wide annual Research and Scholarship Symposium held each spring. Those who wish to further their research ambitions are invited to develop proposals and work with faculty members, often during the summer as paid research assistants. Student research initiatives culminate in a project presented their third year of the advanced professional curriculum.