ResearchRx promotes scientific literacy, engages pharmacy students with research methods and current topics and encourages student involvement with research at the University of Kansas. Organization leaders strive to help students make connections with KU’s prestigious faculty and offer guidance on potential careers in pharmacy research. They also encourage first-year students to enroll in the newly established Pharm.D. Research Certificate Program (PRCP) for guidance on potential careers in pharmacy research.

Devon Barry, President

Officers & Advisors


Title Name
President  Devon Barry 
Vice President  Gil Haro
Secretary Pooja Poladia 
Treasurer Jeffery Nguyen
Fundraising Chair  Andrew Harsh
Wichita Liaison  James Walker


Judy Wu
Bob Emerson

Events & Meetings

Annual Research Round Table Event

The department chairs of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and the Pharmacy Practice Departments each nominate a speaker to provide insight about KU’s research opportunities. Previous topics have included: Our University’s strong research history, the importance of conducting some research as a student, opportunities, and how the departments compare to each other.

Membership & Fees

No membership fees

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU