University of Colorado Denver
Academic Office 1, L15-1503
12631 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
The excellence of our Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Systems Biology is best illustrated by the fact that our NIH-sponsored pre-doctoral Training Grant has been continuously funded since 1978, making it one of the longest standing pharmacology training program of this type.
The philosophy of our graduate program is to emphasize state-of-the-art research approaches at all stages; and we begin with the recruitment phase. We identify candidates with excellent undergraduate academic credentials, with a strong preference for those who have participated in independent research. If you are a member of that select group and would like us to contact you, please let us know.
During the first year in the program, students must complete three formal laboratory-based research rotations. Each research rotation is intended to examine testable hypotheses, as well as to provide exposure to new laboratory techniques. At the conclusion of each rotation, a post-rotational seminar is presented to the Department. To enhance research exposure further, the Department offers a special course on Frontiers in Pharmacology to our first-year students.
- NIH-sponsored pre-doctoral Training Grant continuously funded since 1978
- Full benefits and competitive stipend for all trainees
- Interdepartmental and collaborative
- Clinical and translational research opportunities
- Highly accomplished training faculty
- Rigorous, yet flexible, curriculum
Research Focus: Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Biology, Drugs of Abuse, Bioinformatics, Neuropharmacology, Signal Transduction, Structural Biology
Program Events: Frontiers in Pharmacology, seminar series, journal club, annual symposium, annual research retreat.
Financial Support: Students receive full support that includes all tuition and fees, health and dental insurance, and a $30,000 annual stipend.
Applications: Applications accepted September 1 to December 1 for the following Fall semester. On-campus interviews take place in February.
Career paths of graduates: Virtually all graduates secure jobs immediately: 66% jobs in academia; 33% jobs in Industry. Recent graduates have obtained postdoc positions at: Emory, Brown, Yale, and UT Southwestern. Alumni hold industry/government positions at RxREVU, EMD Serono Inc., Aalto Scientific Inc, and the Federal Drug Administration FDA.
Why CU Anschutz? Located in Aurora, Colorado, the Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. With six graduate and health professional schools, multiple clinical centers and institutes including an NIH-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, two nationally-ranked teaching hospitals, and a VA hospital, CU Anschutz is engaged in clinical care, research, education, and service. Together, clinicians, graduate students, and research faculty contribute to a large and vibrant cancer research community that is poised to address present and future challenges.
We are committed to diversity and equity. Students from all backgrounds will find resources & support on campus.
Accreditation:The University of Colorado Denver is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:International students must meet ALL of the standard requirements and also must provide: • Original transcripts and documentation in English (or a certified English translation) of the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or the equivalent • Documents required to process immigration documents • Certified English translation of all academic records and references not in English • $75.00 international non-refundable application fee • Evidence of proficiency in English as demonstrated by one of the following: - Citizen of a country whose official language is English - Composite score of 75 or above on the TOEFL or composite score of 6.5 or above on the IELTS - Graduate of CU Denver’s ESL Academy - Earned bachelor’s degree or higher from a foreign or US accredited institution where the language of instruction was English. - Earned a bachelor’s degree from the US or successful completion of at least 2 semesters (12 credits) of full-time study in a graduate-level master’s program at an accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Students are encouraged to work with the University's Financial Aid Office to obtain information on financial aid opportunities. University of Colorado Denver FASFA Code: 004508
Locale: Large City
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