Who does research in CPHS?
All faculty members across every CPHS department (Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training) complete research regularly. Students may partake in research projects with faculty members.
Are all research projects within CPHS lab-based?
No, not all research is lab-based. While some research takes place in labs, other projects are related directly to patient care and might take place in clinical settings.
When can students begin research?
Students may complete research projects as early as their first year at Drake.
Do students have to come up with the topic for their research?
Students may present a topic to a faculty member or they can work with faculty to help them identify a topic related to their interests and goals.
How can a student participate in research?
Faculty may request student researchers at any time and students can take the initiative to start a project with a faculty member.
How to find or start a research project?
Talk to your advisor about starting research or visit the CPHS directory to see which faculty members are excepting student researchers.
The Harris Student Research program provides $5,000 of annual research funding for students. Students may apply for funding to support an original research project of their choosing, with mentorship from a CPHS faculty member.
Consistent with Drake University's mission, the Drake Undergraduate Science Collaborative Institute (DUSCI) actively supports collaborative student/faculty research experiences, strives to increase scientific literacy, and provides opportunities to engage the larger community in science.
Activities promoted and supported by DUSCI include:
Vanadro Drug Development Consulting and the CPHS collaborate to provide a year-long, post-graduate Drug Development Fellowship in clinical pharmacology. The fellowship, unique to the Midwest, provides pharmacy graduates the opportunity to gain a solid foundation and competitive edge within the industry through intensive training in various aspects of new drug development.
The Vanadro/Drake University Fellowship allows chosen qualified candidates to become highly skilled drug development scientists in preparation for a career in drug development within the pharmaceutical industry and academia. The Fellowship provides interactions with drug companies, the Food and Drug Administration, research laboratories, and didactic training in numerous aspects of research. Additionally, the fellow will be able to gain teaching experience In Drake’s doctor of pharmacy program.