Cross-discipline team publish study, “Breast cancer-derived GM-CSF regulates arginase 1 in myeloid cells to promote an immunosuppressive microenvironment”

Cross-discipline team publish study, “Breast cancer-derived GM-CSF regulates arginase 1 in myeloid cells to promote an immunosuppressive microenvironment”
A cross-discipline team of School of Medicine and Department of Medicine researchers have published, “Breast cancer-derived GM-CSF regulates arginase 1 in myeloid cells to promote an immunosuppressive microenvironment” in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.  The team of researchers found that breast cancer cells secrete lactic acid and a signaling protein, GM-CSF. GM-CSF in the acidic […]

Paper Focused on Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Published in Nature

Paper Focused on Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Published in Nature
Michael Diamond, MD, PhD and Daved Fremont, PhD recently had a paper published in the journal Nature. The paper describes how Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) interacts with its receptor, LDLRAD3. This is important because VEEV is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that causes fast-spreading outbreaks. There are no good therapies or preventives for VEEV encephalitis, and figuring […]

Why Internal Medicine Program Directors remain in their positions, are effective, and thrive: A qualitative study (Links to an external site)

Why Internal Medicine Program Directors remain in their positions, are effective, and thrive: A qualitative study
Medical education must be led by qualified, experienced physician-educators. Residency program directors (PDs) balance unique challenges and responsibilities that include personal and professional development of their trainees while ensuring accreditation requirement compliance. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandates that a single PD has the authority, accountability, and responsibility for the program and […]

Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD – DOM Vice Chair of Global Health

Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD – DOM Vice Chair of Global Health
I am pleased to announce that Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, has been appointedVice Chair of Global Health in the Department of Medicine effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Dávila-Román will also be Director of the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Dávila-Román is Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular […]

Thomas M. De Fer, MD – Chief of the Division of General Medicine

Thomas M. De Fer, MD – Chief of the Division of General Medicine
It is my distinct pleasure to announce that Dr. Thomas M. De Fer has been appointed the Chief of the Division of General Medicine. Tom has served as the interim Division Chief for General Medicine since September 2019. He is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical Student Education at Washington University School […]

Dr. Leslie Gewin joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Leslie Gewin joins the Department of Medicine
I am truly delighted to announce that Leslie Gewin, MD, will be joining our division as Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Gewin comes to us from the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was an Associate Professor at the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she serves as a Staff Physician. […]

Dr. Jing Li joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jing Li joins the Department of Medicine
Jing Li, MD, DrPH, MS, was an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Health Services Research at the University of Kentucky where she had worked since January 2014. A graduate of Tianjin Medical University in 1997, she completed residency training in anesthesiology at the Tianjin Medical University General Hospital […]

Dr. Orsola di Martino joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Orsola di Martino joins the Department of Medicine
Orsola di Martino is a postdoctoral research associate at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her research is aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in acute myeloid leukemia development and progression to develop less aggressive and more efficient therapy. She received her doctorate in molecular and industrial biotechnology from the University of […]

Dr. Jonas Marschall joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jonas Marschall joins the Department of Medicine
Jonas Marschall, MD is the Physician-in-Chief and Director of the Infection Prevention Program at Bern University Hospital in Switzerland, part of the management team of the Department of Infectious Diseases, and an Associate Professor with the University of Bern. The focus of his research is the epidemiology of infectious diseases acquired in the hospital setting […]

Dr. Farhan Katchi joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Farhan Katchi joins the Department of Medicine
Dr. Farhan Katchi attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and stayed to complete his internal medicine residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital. He then completed his Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, working alongside Marfan’s experts, Drs. Richard Devereux and Mary Roman. He became proficient […]

Dr. Bryan Kraft joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Bryan Kraft joins the Department of Medicine
Dr. Bryan D. Kraft is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the George Washington University in Washington, District of Columbia, and his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed an Internal Medicine residency and a Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care […]