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Message from the Pharmacology & Neuroscience Chair

Peter W. Abel, PhD

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Creighton University School of Medicine.  We are centrally located in the north downtown “NoDo” area of Omaha, which is currently experiencing an urban and cultural renaissance.  Our Department is composed of a collaborative group of engaged faculty, enthusiastic students and postdoc’s, complimented by talented technical and administrative staff.   We provide a rich research and learning environment that is strengthened by collaborations with other basic science and clinical departments in the health sciences and undergraduate schools at Creighton. 

Our Department is a major contributor to the biomedical research and educational programs of Creighton University School of Medicine.  Faculty members are engaged in research in diverse areas of contemporary pharmacology including cell signaling, drug discovery, pharmacogenomics, integrative pharmacology, and toxicology using both classical and state of the art techniques and approaches.  Please visit our faculty research pages for detailed descriptions of our research programs.   

We have a long-standing tradition of excellence in both graduate and professional education.  Our graduate program offers an intellectually rich environment in which students and other trainees are able to develop fully their creative potential. Faculty in the Department place a particularly high priority on both teaching and research training of graduate students. The quality of our graduate training program is demonstrated by the success of past graduate students. Graduates of our program currently have faculty or other research positions at universities, pharmaceutical companies, law firms and other organizations.

Our department is currently engaged in an exciting period of expansion, with new faculty hires and development of new collaborative graduate and research programs.  I invite you to share in this excitement by viewing the information on our website describing our faculty, graduate program, and research activities.

Peter W. Abel, PhD
Professor and Chair