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Program Director

Andrew Dahlem, DVM, PhD

Degree Offered

Minor in Therapeutic Development and Translation 

PhD Minor in Therapeutic Development and Translation

The doctoral minor in therapeutic development and translation is a 12 credit hour minor designed to provide PhD students in the IUSM Graduate Division a rigorous and cross-disciplinary foundation of drug discovery and development processes. 

The Therapeutic Development and Translation Minor includes 6 credit hours of core coursework and 6-credit graduate level electives from the list below:

Therapeutic Development and Translation Minor Required Core Courses:

  • CLPH-D 501 Discovering Novel Treatments (3 credits)
  • CLPH-D 502 Developing Clinically-Approved Medicines (3 credits)

Therapeutic Development and Translation Minor Elective Courses:

  • GRAD-G 504 – Introduction to Research Ethics (2-3 cr.)
  • GRAD-G 727 – Animal Models of Human Disease (1 cr.)
  • GRAD-G 747 – Principles of Pharmacology (1 cr.)
  • GRAD-G 748 – Principles of Toxicology (1 cr.)
  • GRAD-G 754 – Principles of Toxicology 2 (1 cr.)
  • MGEN-G 788 – Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (3 cr.)
  • PHAR-F 602 – Pharmacology: Lecture (5 cr.)
  • PHAR-F 801 – Introduction to Research in Pharmacology and Toxicology (1-3 cr.)
  • PHAR-F 813 – Clinical Pharmacokinetics (3 cr.)
  • PHAR-F 816 – Clinical Toxicology (3-5 cr.)
  • PHAR-F 818 – Principles of Medical Pharmacology (3 cr.)
  • PHAR-F 836 – Physiological Disposition of Drugs (3 cr.)
  • PHAR-F 840 – Advanced Topics in Pharmacology (2-5 cr.)
  • GRDM-G 749 – Introduction to Structural Biology (1 cr.)
  • GRDM-G 807 – Structural and Chemical Biology (2 cr.)
  • GRDM-G 848 – Bioinformatics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology (2 cr.)
  • GRDM-G 852 – Concepts of Cancer Biology: Signaling Gone Awry (2 cr.)
  • Any courses approved by major advisor and minor advisor related to drug development and discovery 

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the PhD minor in Therapeutic Development and Translation, you must be a currently enrolled doctoral student in good academic standing in any IU or IUPUI school. 

Grading Policy

A minimum of B (3.0) is required in each course that is to count toward the minor. If a minimum of B (3.0) is not earned in a course, that course must be retaken. A course may be retaken only once. Students who fail to achieve the minimum grade of B (3.0) the second time they take a course, will not be able to earn this PhD minor. 

Qualifying Exam

This PhD minor does not require a Qualifying Exam

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