Laboratory-based Distance Master of Science Degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology Program
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION
1a. Didactic Courses
2b. GRE score
2f. Financial Aid
Example of a Student’s Project in our Laboratory-based M.S. Thesis
Title: Population Pharmacokinetic Analysis of Enrofloxacin and its Active Metabolite Ciprofloxacin Following Intravenous Injection in Cats With Reduced Kidney Function
Specific Aim 1: To determine if enrofloxacin and its active metabolite ciprofloxacin have reduced clearance in azotemic cats. Nonlinear mixed-effects modeling will be used to identify inter- and intra-subject variability and covariates that significantly affect the pharmacokinetics of the drug.
Specific Aim 2: To create a nomogram for antibiotic dosing based upon the observed population pharmacokinetic parameters that will account for variables that are found to alter drug elimination (e.g. serum creatinine concentration).
Animal Recruitment and Sample Collection: Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington DC
Sample Analysis: North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty Mentor- Dr. Nancy Muma
Independent Funding Awarded to Student (has a DVM degree)
Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation
American Veterinary Medical Foundation