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University of Illinois at Chicago

College of Pharmacy

833 South Wood Street, M/C 874
60612, Chicago
United States

The UIC College of Pharmacy is a public pharmacy school located in Chicago and Rockford, Illinois, U.S.A. It offers a four-year professional degree program that leads to the PharmD, the highest level of professional education in pharmacy, which is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as the sole entry level degree for the profession. Besides the professional degree, the College also offers programs leading to six master's degrees and four doctorate degrees, covering a spectrum of research areas within the pharmaceutical sciences. Established in 1859, the UIC College of Pharmacy stands as the oldest academic unit of the University of Illinois. Today, the College is consistently considered among the top colleges of pharmacy for scholarship, curriculum, and the quality of faculty and students. U.S. News and World Report ranks UIC ninth among the top colleges of pharmacy in the nation. While Chicago remains its main campus location, nearly one-quarter of its student body is enrolled at the College’s regional campus in Rockford, Ill. The Rockford campus offers a unique offering, the Rural Pharmacy Education Program, within the PharmD curriculum, which trains pharmacists for practice in rural areas of Illinois.
UIC College of Pharmacy researchers are internationally recognized leaders in alternative, complementary and traditional medicine; biotechnology and biodefense; cancer biology and therapeutics; drug discovery, development and delivery; infectious diseases; natural products; neuroscience; patient safety; pharmacoeconomics; genomics and pharmacogenomics. As of FY2010, College of Pharmacy-sponsored research programs reached $30 million in federal funding, placing it third in overall federal funding for research, e.g., National Institutes of Health, of 122 U.S. colleges of pharmacy, according to the American Association of College of Pharmacy. Within the University of Illinois at Chicago, the College of Pharmacy ranked as one of the top four colleges by sponsored research expenditures in FY2010. Moreover, all research departments in the College ranked within the first 50 (out of 127) departments in the University by sponsored program expenditures. 
International Collaboration

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy (COP) began its international collaboration on clinical pharmacy education in the 1980’s. In conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), college faculty members have been to China, the United Kingdom, Middle East, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong among others.   Further, UIC faculty members have been having a visible presence in the Association of Asian Schools of Pharmacy (AASP) and Asian Conference of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).  They have been serving as speakers for every meeting of these two organizations since their inception in the 1990’s.  It is the UIC College of Pharmacy’s mission to provide leadership in education, research, public service, entrepreneurship and patient care to guide and serve the pharmaceutical care needs of society – extending from the people of Illinois to the global community.