Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty has appointments and precept graduate students at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Collaborative relationships exist among pharmaceutical scientists, medicinal chemists, mass spectroscopists, physiologists, biologists, and clinicians in both adult and pediatric disciplines at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. UT Memphis includes the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, and the School of Biomedical Engineering. The University serves as an educational and research hub for one of the nation's oldest and largest medical centers.
Multidisciplinary research and research training is fostered by several Centers of Excellence, funded by the state. Through these Centers, UT Memphis has received national attention for research in microbiology and immunology, neurosciences and pediatric clinical pharmacology.
The Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit at the University of Tennessee is one of a national network of several academic institutions set up by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). This program is also supported by the Center for Excellence in Pediatric Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutics (CPPT). The goal of these programs is to expand the current knowledge of differences in drug disposition and effects in children, to develop comprehensive therapeutic strategies for pediatric patients, and to increase the number and variety of drugs that are FDA approved for children. Faculty include members of the Pharmaceutical Department at St. Jude.