Center for Clinical Pharmacology

News from the Center

Read the latest news and updates from the Center for Clinical Pharmacology.

Recent News

Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan wins international award from the Child Neurology Society

September 19, 2018

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Center Announces 2018 - 2019 Event Schedule

September 10, 2018

The Center will launch its monthly seminar series on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The seminars will be held on the first Thursday of every month at the Academic & Research building on the St. Louis College of Pharmacy's campus.

Click here to download a copy of the seminar schedule.

In addition to this seminar series, the Center will also begin holding monthly journal clubs. The first is scheduled for Friday, September 21st. For more information, please contact Ms. Jodi Maslin at


Visiting Scholar Wins National Award from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Spain

August 13, 2018

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Summer research student wins Washington University's 2018 Amgen and BP-ENDURE Fellowship Writing Competition on Friday, August 3rd at the Eric P. Newman Education Center.

 August 3, 2018

 Barclay Award

Center faculty sponsored Kia Barclay, undergraduate student at Wellesley College, this summer for the Washington University in St. Louis Neuroscience Pipeline Program. Ms. Barclay received the 2018 Amgen and BP-ENDURE Fellowship Writing Competition at the program's goodbye lunch earlier today.

Click here to read more.


Read the Latest Press on Dr. Majumdar's Research Featured in Scientific American

July 10, 2018

Majumdar headshotThe United States is in the grip of an epidemic. Opioid drugs are powerful pain-relieving medications, but come with a high risk of addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses, and that figure is rising.

Dr. Majumdar and colleagues are working to combat the epidemic, but perhaps the frontline science is chemistry. 

Click here to read the full article.


Leadership Announcement: Dr. Karen Seibert, Ph.D., named Executive Director

July 1, 2018

Seibert_white_coatDr. Karen Seibert, Ph.D., founding director since May 2016, has been appointed the Executive Director of the Center.   Under her leadership, the Center has successfully recruited five faculty and more than 25 postdoctoral research associates, graduate and undergraduate researchers, and technical staff.  Dr. Seibert is Professor of Anesthesiology, Pathology and Immunology, and Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine and serves as the Associate Director for Shared Resources for the Siteman Comprehensive Cancer Center.



Welcome Dr. Susruta Majumdar, Ph.D., to the Center faculty

June 29, 2018

Dr. Susruta Majumdar, Ph.D. has officially joined the Center faculty. His research is aimed at attaining functional selectivity of opioid agonist action from its own target adverse effects while integrating chemical synthesis with biochemical, genetic and pharmacological approaches. He will work in collaboration with faculty at the Center, STLCOP, and across WUSM to advance our research mission and objectives.


Dr. Jordan McCall, Ph.D., is awarded the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

June 22, 2018

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.

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Dr. McCall shakes hands with Washington University's Chancellor, Dr. Mark S. Wrighton, Ph.D., as he receives the 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award on June 22, 2018.


Launch of Inaugural Summer Research Scholars Program

May 14, 2018

Four STLCOP students were selected to participate in the Center's inaugural Summer Research Scholar Program. Students are introduced to research in pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and neuroscience under the guidance of Center faculty mentors. Students gain a sophisticated and practical knowledge of the research enterprise as they enter the research environment and network within the community of scientists. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity and gain a more realistic view of the opportunities and demands of a professional research career. 


Center Faculty Represented at the 9th Annual STLCOP Student Research Symposium

April 14, 2018

Students and research faculty gathered at the Academic and Research Building on Saturday to highlight and share their research accomplishments. 

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Click here to read more about the symposium.


Center Announces New Faculty

March 1, 2018

Dr. Susruta Majumdar, Ph.D. will join the Center for Clinical Pharmacology on July 1, 2018. His research is aimed at attaining functional selectivity of opioid agonist action from its own target adverse effects while integrating chemical synthesis with biochemical, genetic and pharmacological approaches. 


Center Announces New Faculty

February 1, 2018

The Center welcomes Dr. Thomas Burris, Ph.D. on February 1, 2018. Dr. Burris brings with him a robust laboratory whose research focuses in the area of development of new small molecule therapeutics targeting diseases such as inflammation and autoimmunity, metabolic disease, behavioral disorders, and cancer.

Burris Lab Group Photo


Center Announces Fall 2017 Event Schedule

August 14, 2017

The Center for Clinical Pharmacology has announced its schedule of events for the fall 2017 semester. 

Read more about the events and register to attend.


First Faculty Appointments Announced

March 13, 2017

Ream Al-Hasani, Ph.D, and Jordan McCall, Ph.D.With the appointment of the first faculty researchers, the ‭center is taking key steps toward executing its vision. Faculty ‭at the center will hold academic appointments at both the ‭College and WUSM. Three of the five laboratories that make ‭up the center will be led by researchers holding primary ‭appointments at the College and adjunct appointments ‭at WUSM. The other two researchers will hold primary ‭appointments at WUSM and adjunct appointments at ‭the College.

‭The first two researchers, Ream Al-Hasani, Ph.D., and Jordan G. McCall, Ph.D., have been appointed, and they will ‭assume their new roles May 1.

Learn more about Al-Hasani and McCall.


Announcement: Pharmacy, Medical Schools Create Research Partnership

August 29, 2015

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St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are joining forces to find better, safer and more effective ways to use prescription medications to improve health. Researchers from the two institutions are collaborating to create the Center for Clinical Pharmacology.

The center’s initial focus will be on translational and clinical research to better understand and improve the treatment of pain. The new center will concentrate on how to best use existing drugs to treat pain, as well as on developing and identifying new analgesic drugs and other therapeutic approaches for pain.

Read more about the Center.