Center for Clinical Pharmacology
Established in August 2015, the Center for Clinical Pharmacology is a partnership between University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis and the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The partnership was created to find safer and more effective ways to use prescription medications. The center’s initial efforts were focused on translational and clinical research to better understand and improve the treatment of pain. Now, the center is diversifying.
Advancing Our Research Agenda
In 2018, the University welcomed Tom Burris, Ph.D., FAAAS, FAHA, Alumni Chair in Pharmaceutical Education and vice president for research, marking a pivotal moment in the University’s efforts to advance its research agenda.
The center boasts faculty investigating a variety of research areas:
- Synthesizing novel chemical probes in order to expand understanding of the preclinical and clinical pharmacology of opioid receptors
- The therapeutic treatment of cancer, fatty liver diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and atherosclerosis
- The negative affective behaviors associated with the withdrawal phase of addiction
- Neural interfacing technologies to better understand the neural mechanism underlying the emotional distress associated with stress, chronic pain and addiction
Learn more about the Center for Clinical Pharmacology at clinicalpharmstl.org.