The Integrated Physiology and Pharmacology (IPP) program consists of scientists who study physiological systems and share a common perspective of pharmacology as an integrated discipline within the organism. Faculty in the program are drawn from many fields, including cardiovascular, neuro-, GI, pulmonary, reproductive, immuno- and smooth muscle physiology and pharmacology. The goal of the training program is to produce Ph.D.’s who have the capability to integrate molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and clinical information to investigate the response to experimental therapeutics in model disease systems and patients. This will result in new avenues to advance experimental and clinical approaches to treat human disease.
A Ph.D. in Integrated Physiology and Pharmacology is advantageous for employment environments in which familiarity with multiple organ systems is important: the pharmaceutical industry; academic teaching institutions, including undergraduate education as well as professional schools (medical, dental and veterinary, pharmacy, and allied health professions (nursing, physical and occupational therapy, physician’s assistant programs)); and government regulatory agencies (e.g., EPA, FDA, CDC).
Wake Forest University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges