The Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery (CD4) at Southern Methodist University's Dedman College of the Humanities and Sciences is a novel multi-disciplinary focus for scientific research targeting medically important problems in human health. Using innovative approaches, CD4’s mission is to potentiate the development of new therapeutics, their delivery methods as well as the translation of these new therapeutics to clinical studies. Training new generations of biomedical researchers in state-of-the-art techniques completes the overall mission of the center.

The Center’s educational and research missions strongly complement the University’s Quality Enhancement Program. Independent research opportunities for Engaged Learning projects for students in the laboratories of the Center’s member faculty will strongly augment SMU’s newly designed Unbridled Learning: Engage Beyond the Classroom initiative. In addition, potential future educational certificate programs and minor degree programs will further support the Unbridled Learning initiative.