Committee for Pharmaceutical Development


N/A (applications accepted on a continuous basis)

The goal of the Committee for Pharmaceutical Development (CPD) is to identify, develop, and commercialize pharmaceutical products by forming networks and fostering dialogue between University of Minnesota researchers and industry experts. The CPD aims to boost the success rate of therapeutic development and commercialization. 
The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences serve as the sponsors of the CPD, which includes University staff and external advisors with proven drug-development experience.
The CPD provides guidance and funding, with potential matching funds from philanthropic and industry partners. Funded technologies will have demonstrated persuasive indicators of commercial success and will show potential for improving human health.

Application instructions

Please submit forms to the Program Manager, Jodi Fenlon Rebuffoni, at


Jodi Fenlon Rebuffoni
Program Manager