University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is advancing a research agenda that is creating new opportunities for students and faculty and fostering partnerships between the University and the renowned institutions that call the Washington University Medical Campus home.
In spring 2019, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy released its annual Institutional Research Rankings and University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis ranked among the top 50 colleges of pharmacy in the country for total federal research awards.
Academic and Research Centers
The Center for Clinical Pharmacology is a joint research venture between University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Faculty researchers in the center are working to improve the therapeutic use of diagnostics and drugs and increase clinical effectiveness and therapeutic outcomes by reduce adverse events, realizing the promise of the genetic revolution and leading the implementation of precision medicine.
The academic opportunities available to faculty, researchers and students ensures that patients benefit from the development of highly skilled and specialized professionals to manage their acute or chronic illnesses.
The Center for Health Outcomes Research and Education was established in November 2016 to develop research-focused partnerships with educational networks, locally affiliated health care systems, community organizations, state agencies, and national and international institutions.
The center is exploring relationships between medication cost, utilization, and clinical outcomes. Research findings are being used to design, implement and evaluate interventions that result in more responsible use of medicines and improved patient outcomes.
In addition, the center is working toward providing individualized training in health outcomes research through the creation of a fellowship program, further cementing the University’s role in academic pharmacy and research.
The Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is a collaboration between University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to improve the health and wellness of the greater St. Louis region through interprofessional care delivery, education and community partnerships by creating a best-evidence model which can be adapted to other communities.
The center is working to enhance the ability of faculty to function as interprofessional educators, advance curricular opportunities of programs within the three schools, conduct educational research in interprofessional education and enhance patient outcomes.
Student Research Opportunities
As the University continues its work to become a leader in research, it is working to provide students with even more research opportunities. Several faculty members offer undergraduate and professional students the chance to assist their research in a variety of areas.
By participating in these opportunities, students are able to build on their passion for research by learning the basic skills necessary for conducting bench research while also gaining transferable workplace skills beyond the lab, like critical thinking and attention to detail.
Through research, faculty at the University are shaping the future of health care with leading-edge discoveries and the advancement of interprofessional, patient-centered care. Our research initiatives and partnerships are raising the stature of the University, continuing our history of innovation and giving us a stronger voice in the broader health care conversation.
Support Research at the University
University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is working to advance a research agenda that meets the needs of the institution and the community. These efforts help to establish the University at the forefront of pharmacy and health care education.
With your support, we enrich research opportunities for students and faculty and provide a significant resource that benefits regional institutions and the global community.