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PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research Track

Frequently Asked Questions

What does "pharmaceutical outcomes research" mean?
What kind of students should pursue a PhD degree in the pharmaceutical outcomes research track? Why should you apply to this program?
What makes the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research PhD program at the University of Colorado different from other PhD programs?
What are the job prospects for a graduate with a PhD degree in the pharmaceutical sciences? What can you do with this career?
How are current students doing?
Faculty comments on the program.
  • Robert J. Valuck, PhD, RPh
    • "I believe that the strengths of our program are the skills and the diversity of the faculty.  With a smaller number of graduate students, they are able to spend more time with faculty members.  I'm the Director of the new Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research.  One of its main missions is to support the graduate program and help provide linkage for our students to faculty and training experiences. "
  • Heather Anderson, PhD
    • "What's great about this campus is that we are able to collaborate with other schools such as public health, nursing, and medicine.  While many Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research programs have a major focus on economics, we do that and more.  Our program has a strong focus on epidemiology and policy too.  I actually got my PhD in epidemiology from our School of Public health and can link up students with the best courses and advise on exciting local opportunities for research assistantships."
  • Jonathan D. Campbell, PhD
    • "I received PhD training in the field of pharmaceutical outcomes research at the University of Washington.  I like math, economics, and the medical sciences.  Pharmaceutical outcomes research includes aspects of all these disciplines and then some!  I joined the faculty at CU to contribute to comparative- and cost-effectiveness research and to education both for the PhD and the PharmD programs.  Our PhD program emphasizes quality over quantity.  We maintain a very favorable student to faculty ratio, we offer competitive student financial support, and we strive to graduate scientific leaders in the field of outcomes research."
  • Kavita V. Nair, PhD
    • "Our expectations for graduate students are high and we have structured the education and training requirements to help you meet these goals. I will require a lot of you as a student but will also be your strongest advocate!"