Welcome from the chair

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Virginia Commonwealth University. With 35 faculty members, ranking in the upper 20 percent of NIH funding for pharmacology and toxicology programs and having graduated more than 310 doctoral scholars since 1953, the department continues to be  committed to providing quality pharmacology and toxicology teaching,  and research as we educate the next generation of scholars and  advance knowledge in the biomedical sciences. 

I hope you will enjoy exploring our website and learning about the collegial and collaborative atmosphere that permeates our nationally and internationally recognized research in alcohol and drug abuse, cancer pharmacology, and cardiovascular and gastrointestinal pharmacology.

William L. Dewey, Ph.D.
Chair, VCU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Email:  william.dewey@vcuhealth.org