Established in 1954, the Division of Clinical Pharmacology
at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is
one of the oldest in the world, and has a long history
of laboratory and clinical research, teaching, and service activities.
Areas of investigation range across the spectrum of
pharmacology: identification of promising drug targets;
preclinical studies of lead compounds; modeling of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic
relationships; studies of kinetics, metabolism, safety
and efficacy of drugs in humans; rational use of drugs
in clinical practice.
The Division enjoys productive research collaborations
with numerous Departments in the School of Medicine,
the School of Public Health, and the School of Arts
and Sciences. Faculty in the Division are integral to
the widely acclaimed and emulated Graduate Training
Program in Clinical Investigation, the first such PhD
program in the country. Throughout its history, and
by means of its research and teaching missions, Clinical
Pharmacology has brought a clear molecular perspective
to the science of clinical investigation.