St. Louis College of Pharmacy's location in one of the world's preeminent medical centers offers unparalled opportunities for research and collaboration. Our location among Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center is a setting that few colleges of pharmacy can rival. The College is involved in education, research, and practice programs with all of our neighboring institutions, and we are collaborating with them to advance health care in St. Louis and around the world. Faculty and students are involved in several College research centers and initiatives:
- The Center for Interprofessional Education, a collaboration between STLCOP, Washington University, and Barnes-Jewish College, which has developed an interprofessional education curriculum among the various health care professions at the three institutions. The Center will be housed in STLCOP’s new academic and research building.
- The Center for Patient Education and Health Literacy, which targets the gap between health information and patient practices and collaborates with other researchers through the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences.
- The Office for Research on Aging, which examines the physiological aspects of aging as well as the psychological, social, and cultural aspects of growing older through basic scientific and clinical research.
- Basic science research, in which we examine drugs and their effects in a laboratory setting. Rapid changes in technology and health care call for constant evolution in drug therapies, and we’re responding by bringing to bear our faculty and educational resources to strengthen this type of research.