UH Hilo College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy represents a significant commitment and investment by the State of Hawai‘i and will be a vital addition to a growing campus at the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo. The impact on the campus will be substantial with the program and new facilities serving as a catalyst for future and sustained growth of health sciences programs.

The new facility will support a core strength in research for the college that includes: discovery and synthesis of new drug entities from both natural and synthetic sources; NMR method development; separation science methodology development; natural product analytical method validation and application; bioassay development and application for the validation of current, new and yet to be discovered biologically active agents; development of new methodologies and formulations for targeting drugs to their intended sites of action with decreased toxicity and increased safety; new methods in clinical therapeutics; development of new and stronger collaborative efforts between pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals in managing drug therapy; drug metabolism, disposition, and toxicology; pharmaceutical care and the management of drug therapy in chronic conditions.

In addition to its support of the education, clinical training and vital research, the new facilities must be responsibly designed and consider the environment and limited resources of the island on which it is built.   The building will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines and is to achieve LEED Silver certification. This environmental stewardship will serve the university well and will allow occupants access to natural daylight, enhanced control over room temperatures and improved air handling systems thus reinforcing the University’s commitment to carbon neutrality and energy efficiency.

  • Location: Hilo, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i
  • Client: State of Hawai‘i
  • Site: 4.5 Acres on UHH Campus
  • Status: Construction Documents

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