Visit to College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois, Chicago, USAFurqan Kazi
Vice President PSOPP, Professor Dr. Madeeha Malik was invited as a visiting professor to College of pharmacy, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA from 8th-30th April 2018. The UIC College of Pharmacy (UIC COP) is a public pharmacy school with two campuses located in Chicago and Rockford, Illinois. It offers a four-year professional degree program that leads to PharmD. 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.
The College is considered among the top colleges of pharmacy for scholarship, curriculum, and the quality of faculty and students. US News and World Report ranks UIC as the sixth best among colleges of pharmacy in the United States. 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.
In addition to its major departmental divisions, the college is home to several specialized research centers and institutes:
- Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
- Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research
- Drug Information Group
- Institute for Tuberculosis Research
- Pharmacogenomics Laboratory
- Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
- International Cooperative Biodiversity Group
- UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research
- World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine
The research sabbatical has helped in establishing long-term professional relationships with faculty members of the College of Pharmacy, UIC. Professor Dr. Madeeha Malik shared her scholarly contributions with members of the College of Pharmacy which has paved way for mutual research collaborations between pharmacists of USA and Pakistan.