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As the sole State-supported College of Pharmacy in Louisiana, the School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences provides unique areas of research expertise to the state, and the nation at large, in the interrelated disciplines of pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and clinical, environmental, and industrial toxicology. The school participates in the teaching mission of the College of Pharmacy at the undergraduate level, and both professional (Pharm.D.) and Graduate (Ph.D.) programs.

Research in the School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences crosses disciplinary boundaries, linking bio- and analytical chemistry, cell biology, and anatomy and physiology, in established programs focused on the interaction of chemicals with biological systems. The establishment of collaborative interactions between faculty and Materials Research Scientists in Louisiana, with mutual interests in fundamental atomic and molecular structure, underscores the compatibility of research objectives and strategies between these groups concerning biomaterials characterization, and the significant potential for unique contributions within this emerging scientific niche.

Toxicology is the study of harmful effects of chemicals on people, animals and other living organisms. Most of the good life we have is because we use chemicals properly, including medicines, pesticides and cleaning products. Misunderstanding what chemicals can do sometimes leads to over-exposure and poisoning or, conversely, unnecessary anxiety and fear of chemicals that are relatively harmless when used properly. Toxicologists are the scientists who help decide how much is too much of a good thing.  The School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences toxicology program was the first of its kind in the South and is currently one of only six nationally.

The School of Clinical Sciences is composed of tenure and non-tenure faculty in the areas of pharmacy practice, drug information, pharmaceutical care and pharmacy administration located on the Monroe, Shreveport and New Orleans campuses. The school supports the college's mission by developing pharmacists capable of meeting the diverse health care needs of the people of Louisiana and by serving the profession of pharmacy through a balanced program of education, research, service, and patient care. The School of Clinical Sciences has an obligation to students and to the health care system to produce graduates that possess competencies and values described below. The successful graduate of University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy must be:

  1. A problem solver capable of adapting to changes in health care
  2. Able to achieve health outcomes (that are valued by the health care system) through effective medication use.
  3. Able to collaborate with and be a resource to physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other team members.
  4. A committed, life-long learner.

The School of Clinical Sciences also coordinates a post PGY1 residency program and focuses on training clinician/educators for future practice and academic careers.

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ULM College of Pharmacy
Bienville Building
1800 Bienville Dr
Monroe, LA 71201

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1600