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For 150 years, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been committed to educating great pharmacists. The vibrant STLCOP community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni are making an impact locally, regionally, and around the world. Browse the latest news and stories to stay connected to campus and learn more about the College.


Established in the 1950s, the field of pharmacogenetics, the study of how one particular gene can impact a pharmacologic response from a drug, has grown to be one of the most promising areas in revolutionizing personalized medicine.

Working his way up from staff pharmacist to president and CEO, Jerry Esker, B.S. ’82, MBA, has worked within the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System in East Central Illinois for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, Esker has served as a trusted leader in health care committed to providing care for all.

With the right mentorship, curiosity and ambition, Irving Boime, B.S. ’64, Ph.D., discovered a path grounded in pharmacy and guided by research, eventually establishing himself in endocrinology and biochemistry research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

During vaccination season, pharmacists are on the front lines addressing misinformation about vaccine safety and effectiveness.

The innovative work of P3 student Sai Dodda received grand prize accolades during the Infectious Diseases Society of America's (IDSA) second annual IDEA Incubator, a competition hosted by IDSA to showcase inventions, products and devices designed to improve patient care for infectious diseases during ID Week.

During an exciting election last spring, P3 student Sydney Tu made College history when she was elected to serve as the 2019-20 APhA-ASP national president-elect.

Tim Moylan, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of the theater program, uses his theatrical background to enhance his scholarship focused on Queen Elizabeth I and bring a fresh perspective to the classroom.

In 1969, hospital pharmacist Harvey A. K. Whitney Jr. joined the St. Louis College of Pharmacy faculty where he would strengthen the burgeoning clinical pharmacy curriculum and play an integral role in the founding of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Changes to the higher education enrollment landscape and trends in federal aid availability over recent years have prompted St. Louis College of Pharmacy to examine new approaches to attract prospective students.


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