Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course

The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course at the NIH Clinical Center is a lecture series on the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and therapeutic use. The course provides an introductory review of pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and transport, pharmacogenetics, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special populations, and drug discovery and development.

The course is conducted online and there is no fee to register. Since it was first offered in 1998, more than 10,000 individuals have taken the lecture-based course. It has benefited individuals in clinical pharmacology training programs across the United States, as well as in countries as diverse as Peru, India, Tanzania, and The Netherlands through simultaneous webcasting and archived lecture videos and materials. It has also helped to prepare trainees to take the certifying examination of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology.

The course is managed and directed by the NIH Clinical Center, with faculty from NIH and guest faculty from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the pharmaceutical industry and several academic institutions across the United States.

From 2009 through 2015, the PhRMA Foundation provided annual financial support for the program, with no involvement in course content or delivery.

Goals

  • Train scholars and researchers in the clinical pharmacologic aspects of contemporary drug development and utilization.
  • Reach individuals from across the United States and abroad through simultaneous webcasting and archived lecture videos and materials.

Results & Accomplishments

Since 1998, more than 10,000 individuals have taken the lecture-based course.

Support

To donate, please contact FNIH Director of Development Julie Wolf-Rodda at jwolf-rodda@fnih.org

Partners

NIH Clinical Center
PhRMA Foundation

Contact

Julie Wolf-Rodda, Director of Development, jwolf-rodda@fnih.org