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Olivier Civelli, PhD, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology has a threefold mission: research, teaching and training researchers.

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Henry Wood Elliott Memorial Award

The mission of the Department of Pharmacology at UC Irvine School of Medicine is to develop research directions that will translate into therapeutic applications and to mentor the next generation of researchers devoted to pharmaceutical discovery.

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Daniel Neverisky, a second-year student in the Pharmacological Sciences Graduate Program, has been awarded a two-year American Heart Association Fellowship (2014-2016) to fund his graduate studies on ion channel-transporter interactions in the laboratory of Dr. Geoff Abbott, Department of Pharmacology.
UC Irvine researchers have found a specific genetic flaw that is connected to sudden death due to heart arrhythmia – a leading cause of mortality for adults around the world.
A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
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