The scientific activity of the Department of Pharmacology throughout its history has been very multidirected. In the chronological aspect, the following directions of research and development of new drugs can be highlighted:
1924-1970 – cardiotonic, hypotensive;
1971-1990 – anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, choleretic, hepatoprotective, anticonvulsant;
1991-1999 – anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, hepatoprotective, tocolytic, cardioprotective, anti-atherosclerotic;
2000-2004 – anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, hepatoprotective, tocolytic, cardioprotective, cardiotonic, antiatherosclerotic, antiulcer, vulvoprotective, prostatoprotective, reparative, stress-protective, antidiabetic;
2005-2010 antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, reparative, wound healing, tocolytic, antiulcer, prostatoprotective, gravidoprotective, fetoprotective, cardioprotective, vulvoprotective, anxiolytic, antiamnestic, immunotropic, angioprotective, hypouricemic, antialcoholic, cerebroprotective, frigoprotective, chondroprotective, hypolipidemic, antioxidant, anticonvulsant;
Since 2011 – anti-inflammatory, reparative, wound-healing, antiulcer, hypouricemic, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, chondroprotective, anticonvulsant, gravidoprotective, prostatoprotective, psychotropic (sedative, anxiolytic, nootropic, stress-protective, anticonvulsant action), frigoprotective, immunotropic, cerebroprotective, antidiabetics; drugs affecting the water-salt metabolism. The influence of the dietary salt composition on the efficacy of drugs of different groups is also studied.
Recently, studies on the chronopharmacology of anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, hepatoprotective agents have been carried out.
Thus, the staff of the Department of Pharmacology preserves for the last 90 years the best traditions laid down by its founder, Academician A.I. Cherkes, and successfully develops them, working for the benefit of pharmacy and medicine.
During the last year, the results of the research conducted by the staff of the department enabled publishing of 59 articles (21 articles in publications indexed in international databases, including foreign ones, 8 articles in other foreign professional journals, 30 articles in Ukrainian professional journals), 84 thesis in the domestic conference materials and 15 – in foreign ones.
The members of the department took part in 44 scientific and practical events of various levels. During the last year, 5 patents of Ukraine were received. 3 official newsletters of Ukrmedpatentinform were published. The number of scientific publications in NUPh electronic archive is 633.
Postgraduate training is carried out (during the last year 3 dissertations were defended and diplomas received, 2 dissertations were submitted to the Specialized Scientific Council, two postgraduate students continue their studies) and two doctoral students, as well as one applicant of the doctoral degree are working. 19 students are the members of the student scientific society actively participating in scientific activities.
The department continues cooperation with the University of Ain Shams (Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt), the pharmaceutical faculty of Ben-Gurion University (Beer-Sheva, Israel).
Currently, the department has 5 doctors and 13 candidates of medical, pharmaceutical and biological sciences. 100% of teachers have a scientific degree. Actively functioning scientific student society, graduate school and doctoral studies. Employees of the department and under their leadership defended about 20 doctoral and more than 50 Ph.D. theses; 12 theses are performed by citizens of Ukraine from other states.
The following disciplines are taught at the department: “Pharmacology”, “Pharmacology of biotechnological preparations”, “Pharmacology and medical prescription”, “Side effect of drugs” and “Basics of rational drug use”.
During the last year, the results of the research conducted by the staff of the department enabled publishing of 53 articles (25 articles in foreign journals, including 6 articles indexed in Scopus and Web of Sciences, 28 articles in Ukrainian professional journals), 46 thesis in the domestic conferences and 11 – in foreign ones.
Summary of h-indices of the staff: 17.
Summary of documents indexed in Scopus: 123.
Summary of citations: 85.
The members of the department took part in 37 scientific and practical events of various levels.
During the last year, 8 patents of Ukraine were received.
3 official newsletters of Ukrmedpatentinform were published.
The number of scientific publications in NUPh electronic archive is 717.
Postgraduate training is carried out: during the last year 3 dissertations were defended and diplomas received, two postgraduate students and one doctorate applicant continue their studies, the studies of two doctoral students were accomplished and are being prepared for the defence.
14 applicants of higher education are the members of the student scientific society actively participating in scientific activities.