Amynah Pradhan, PhD, an award-winning neuroscientist, has been appointed director of the Center for Clinical Pharmacology (CCP), effective September 1, 2022. Dr. Pradhan joins the CCP from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she has been faculty since 2013 and associate professor with tenure since 2019. At UIC, Dr. Pradhan has also served as Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience since 2019.
As Center Director, Dr. Pradhan will lead the strategic planning efforts for all research growth and development, provide mentorship for trainees and faculty, foster a diverse and inclusive environment to stimulate new and exciting research endeavors, and continue to grow inter-institutional partnerships and collaborations as well as national recognition for the Center.
“We are fortunate to have recruited a leader of Dr. Pradhan’s caliber to guide our cutting-edge Center for Clinical Pharmacology,” said Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh, the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor and head of the Department of Anesthesiology. “She is truly a world-class scientist who has a compelling vision for the Center, and is committed to maximizing the success and impact of all her dedicated Center colleagues, and to building trans-disciplinary collaborations between UHSP and Washington University School of Medicine.”