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The discipline of pharmacology at VCOM encompasses basic research leading to the identification of new ways to treat disease, understanding the use of drugs in the treatment of disease, the scientific basis of judicious prescribing practices, and toxicology.

Experienced VCOM faculty provide medical students with the fundamental principles of pharmacology, providing them with a knowledge base to prescribe an appropriate drug treatment for each patient. Students also learn to observe and monitor for adverse drug effects that could negatively impact the health of patients.

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Discipline Chair
James E. Mahaney, PhD
Discipline Chair, Pharmacology


Associate Professor for Pharmacology
Phone: 540-231-1468 office
Discipline Chair for Pharmacology
Phone: 540-231-6973
Fax: 540-231-6298
Associate Dean for Biomedical Affairs and Research
Phone: 540-231-5280
Fax: 540-231-5338
Professor for Pharmacology
Phone: 540-231-1744