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University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Program Director: Mary V. Relling, PharmD
The goal of postdoctoral training in Pharmaceutical Sciences is to train PharmD, PhD, DVM, and MD scientists for independent academic careers. Training is highly individualized based on each fellow's background, expertise, and interest.
Research conducted by post-doctoral fellows is laboratory-based, with the overarching goal of the departmental faculty being to improve drug therapy by better understanding of the interindividual determinants of differences in drug disposition and response.
All Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty have appointments at the University of Tennessee Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, and fellows have the opportunity to participate in teaching and auditing relevant courses.
Fellows with PharmD or MD degrees and adequate clinical training are trained as clinical scientists.
Scientists with a PhD, MD, DVM (or PharmDs who opt out of the clinical fellowship) are eligible for basic science post-doctoral fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences. See Basic Science Fellowships.
PharmD graduates who have completed a residency or equivalent are eligible for a Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship.
Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty are members of several interdisciplinary Cancer Center Programs, including Hematologic Malignancies, Solid Malignancies, Cancer Prevention and Control, and Neurobiology and Brain Tumor. Click on the links below for more information on the faculty and their current research interests.