WashU, pharmacy scientists alter fentanyl, aim to make it less lethal, less addictive (Links to an external site)


A research team, led by scientists at the Center for Clinical Pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis, have altered the chemical properties of fentanyl and the way that it binds to opioid receptors on nerve cells. The goal is to improve the drug’s safety profile without eliminating its ability to alleviate pain.

Office of Sustainability Recognizes Department of Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology received a bronze award from the Office of Sustainability during the 5th Annual Green Carpet Awards ceremony for the strides made to reduce our environmental footprint in the Peters Building in Barnes-Jewish Hospital (South) on the medical campus.

Kannampallil named inaugural director of acute care innovation research

Dr. Kannampallil will plan, direct, and coordinate research activities related to technology, telemedicine, and innovation within the department. He will also provide population, organizational, and patient-level data, analysis and decision support to advance innovative and technology-related initiatives for the department.

Kerby named inaugural associate vice chair of innovation

Paul Kerby, MBBS, has been named the associate vice chair for innovation for the Department of Anesthesiology. In this new role, Kerby will work closely with the Vice Chair for Innovation, Omokhaye Higo, MD, MBA, to plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee activities related to perioperative telemedicine and other innovative initiatives within the department.