Haroutounian named Preclinical Teacher of the Year

Simon Haroutounian, PhD, MSc, chief of the Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR) and chief of Clinical Pain Research at the Washington University Pain Center, has been honored with the Preclinical Teacher of the Year award by the graduating Class of 2024.

Mimicking exercise with a pill (Links to an external site)

Associate Professor, Bahaa Elgendy, PhD, and his colleagues are working to recapitulate the benefits of exercise with a pill. This discovery could lead to a new way to treat muscle atrophy and other medical conditions in people, including heart failure and neurodegenerative disease.

Revolutionizing Clinical Pain Research: A Shift Toward Patient-centered Engagement (Links to an external site)

The Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT), including Simon Haroutounian, PhD, MSc, and Katie Holzer, PhD, LCSW, brought together a diverse group of participants from academia, industry, funding and regulatory agencies, and people with lived experience (PWLE) of pain, to developed recommendations for advancing patient engagement in clinical pain research.

Pradhan elected to the American Headache Society Board of Directors­­

Amynah Pradhan, PhD, director of the Center for Clinical Pharmacology (CCP), has been selected as a Member-at-Large on the American Headache Society (AHS) Board of Directors for the 2024-2026 term.­­ AHS is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by migraine and other headache disorders, and collaborates with healthcare professionals, physicians, and advocates to advance research and […]

Goodin elected president of the US Association for the Study of Pain

Professor of Anesthesiology, Burel R. Goodin, PhD, has been elected as the President of the United States Association for the Study of Pain (USASP), a role that not only recognizes his academic excellence, but also symbolizes his unwavering commitment to advancing pain research. Goodin’s election is a testament to his multidisciplinary approach and his extensive background in clinical psychology, behavioral medicine, and translational pain science.