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The Pharmacy Data Mine is devoted to the use of data sciences in pharmaceutical research and pharmacy practice.  Students could participate in a broad range of research topics, ranging from the analysis of genomic, proteomics or metabolomics datasets; machine learning in cheminformatics, structure-based drug design, formulation design, and product manufacturing; and the use of big data to improve medication adherence and to control drug abuse.


  • Students who are interested in data sciences for pharmaceutical research and pharmacy practice.

  • Preference for upperclass undergraduate students, although exceptions can be made for outstanding first-year undergraduate students.

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community must reside in Hillenbrand Hall
  • Information on this residence hall can be found here
  • Students who are required to reside in a different residence hall (e.g. due to the Honors College or athletics participation) or who do not sign a housing contract may not participate in this learning community
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall and Spring semesters

Associated Classes

  • STAT 19000 1 credit per semester -- The Data Mine I and II
  • PHRM 49500: Undergraduate Research in Data Science in Pharmacy
  • GS 29501: Online, one-credit supplemental course for undergraduate researchers

Events and Activities Included:

  • Weekly dinners with LC participants
  • Tour of Purdue’s computational facilities
  • Social gatherings with LC members
  • Seminars by visiting speakers including practicing actuaries and data scientists
  • Meals with campus and community leaders
  • Game / recreation nights
  • Career and graduate school panels

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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