Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

Integrative Physiology & Pharmacology


1834 Wake Forest Road

Reynolda Hall

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Integrative Physiology & Pharmacology (IPP) program excels at training students in a broad range of research techniques, from molecular to human studies, while providing a solid foundation in the fundamentals of physiology and pharmacology. Students undertake innovative research projects in a highly collegial and collaborative environment that features state-of-the-art equipment and resources.
Areas of Research: 

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Cardiovascular Physiology and Hypertension
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Neuro- and Behavioral Pharmacology
  • Cancer Therapeutics
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Lifespan Physiology

While providing a comprehensive training in both physiology and pharmacology, the customized curriculum also facilitates specialized training tailored to achieve individual career goals. Whereas foundational principles are conveyed through didactic courses, the curriculum also includes training in presenting research results orally and in writing, preparing applications for funding, analyzing scientific literature, and conducting research ethically and responsibly. Our curriculum offers an integrated course of study that embraces the principles of pharmacology and systems physiology and pharmacology. Students in the program learn to integrate molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, behavioral, and clinical information to investigate mechanisms of disease and responses to therapeutics.


Wake Forest University is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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