Petersen study of cardiometabolic health in obesity published in Cell Metabolism

Petersen study of cardiometabolic health in obesity published in Cell Metabolism
Max Petersen, MD, PhD, Instructor in Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research, recently published a paper, Cardiometabolic characteristics of people with metabolically healthy and unhealthy obesity, in Cell Metabolism. The senior author of the study was Samuel Klein, MD, the William Danforth Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Nutritional Science & […]

Dr. Seth Eisen selected as a Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Program Honoree (Links to an external site)

Dr. Seth Eisen selected as a Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Program Honoree
The division of Rheumatology is proud to announce the Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Program (DASP), a prestigious initiative that grants four-year, full-tuition scholarships to four outstanding entering students each year. Established in 1989, DASP aims to recognize excellence, foster mentorship, and encourage philanthropy within the medical community.

World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day
May 17, 2024: “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer” The important World Hypertension Day was first held on 14 May 2005, and has since become an ever-expanding yearly event. This brief provides an update on high-impact hypertension-related research in Nigeria supported by Washington University. Hypertension, also known as raised blood pressure, affects […]

WashU Celebration of Inventors 2024 (Links to an external site)

WashU Celebration of Inventors 2024
On April 25, 2024, the Office of Technology Management hosted the seventh annual Celebration of Inventors, an event to honor and recognize Washington University inventors, researchers and faculty entrepreneurs.  Honorees included 2023 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awardees; National Academy of Inventors Fellows and Senior Members; and the recipient of the 2024 Chancellor’s […]

Disrupting Type One Diabetes

Disrupting Type One Diabetes
(interview with Dr. Jeff Millman) Tell Us About Yourself My name is Jeff Millman, PhD, and I am a bioengineer within the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research in the Department of Medicine here at WashU. My bioengineering expertise uniquely positions me to pioneer research in a laboratory environment, with a steadfast commitment to […]

Ramakrishnan received Gilead HIV Research Scholars Program Award

Ramakrishnan received Gilead HIV Research Scholars Program Award
Aditi Ramakrishnan, MD MSc, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, received the Gilead HIV Research Scholars Program Award. Dr. Ramakrishnan was selected as one of three award recipients by Gilead Research Scholars to receive the Gilead HIV Research Scholars […]

Can AI be applied to revolutionize healthcare and medical outcomes? (Links to an external site)

Can AI be applied to revolutionize healthcare and medical outcomes?
This past September, I had the opportunity to participate in an eye-opening event across the river from my hometown of Boston, MA. The event was a discussion of AI in medicine held on the campus of Harvard University. During the discussion, a senior faculty leader at Harvard Medical School commented to the effect that research […]

Erin Baum, MD, Receives LeJIT Teaching Award (Links to an external site)

Erin Baum, MD, Receives LeJIT Teaching Award
The Gateway Medicine Clerkship has selected Dr. Erin Baum to receive the “LeJIT” Teaching Award. This award recognizes Dr. Baum’s excellence in completing just-in-time assessments during the 2024 Block 1 Medicine Clerkship (January-February 2024). They stated, “You skillfully integrate JITs into your clinical and teaching workflows and provide meaningful, timely feedback to students through your […]

Urano joins podcast to share all you need to know about Wolfram syndrome (Links to an external site)

Urano joins podcast to share all you need to know about Wolfram syndrome
Recently, Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD joined “It Happened to Me” podcast hosts Cathy Gildenhorn and Beth Glassman to discuss Wolfram syndrome and his ongoing research. Dr. Urano is the director of the Wolfram Syndrome International Registry & Clinical Study and the doctor of Cathy, who has a variant of the disease.

DOM Insider Volume 19 (Links to an external site)

DOM Insider Volume 19
In this Issue: Message from the Chair, Vice Chair of Education, Vice Chair for the Advancement of Women’s Careers, IDEAS at DOM, Office of Faculty Development (OFD), Research and Publications, Clinical, Educational, Leadership/Appointments, Awards/Fellowships/Honors/Accolades, Lectures/Interviews/Speaking Opportunities, Welcome to WashU, Obituary, Events, Grants, Giving, and Publications

April 2024 Kudos and Awards

April 2024 Kudos and Awards
Thank you, residents and interns, for all you do for one another and for your patients. Though often under-appreciated, your work does not go unnoticed.  Help us highlight the kindness, clinical judgement, resourcefulness, and work ethic.​​​​​​​Nominate a resident/intern for Housestaff of the month or just share something good.  April 2024 Inpatient Intern of the MonthDr. Kyle Liu […]

ZeNan Li Chang – 2024 AGA Research Foundation awardee

ZeNan Li Chang – 2024 AGA Research Foundation awardee
ZeNan Li Chang, MD, PhD, Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the 2024 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Fellowship-to-Faculty Transition Award. The AGA program serves as a catalyst for discovery and career growth among the most promising researchers in gastroenterology and hepatology. “This year’s awardees are an exceptional group of […]

Dr. Jeffrey Miner’s Research Group Lands KI Journal Cover (Links to an external site)

Dr. Jeffrey Miner’s Research Group Lands KI Journal Cover
Congratulations to the research group headed by Jeffrey Miner, PhD, on their recent publication that landed the cover of Kidney International.  The colorful cover photograph, illustrating paraffin immunofluorescence of different collagen IV chains, is a figure from their article “Quantitative assessment of glomerular basement membrane (GBM) collagen IV α chains in paraffin sections from patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis […]

Diamond, Queller elected to National Academy of Sciences (Links to an external site)

Diamond, Queller elected to National Academy of Sciences
Two scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are among the 120 members and 24 international members recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer.

High-Dimensional Analyses Reveal IL-15 Enhances Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy

High-Dimensional Analyses Reveal IL-15 Enhances Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy
Prostate cancer cellular immunotherapy Russell Pachynski, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Director of Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Research, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, published a paper in Cancer Immunology Research (“High dimensional analyses reveal activation of lymphocyte subsets and reversal of immunoresistance by cytokine-enhanced cellular vaccine therapy in prostate cancer”) […]

HIV Clinicians Represent Critical Point of Access for Treatment of Substance Use

HIV Clinicians Represent Critical Point of Access for Treatment of Substance Use
Aditi Ramakrishnan, MD MSc, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, had a first-author publication in Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS), a premier infectious diseases journal, describing the substance use treatment engagement among women with HIV in the […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Let’s break the silence and stigma surrounding mental health by spreading awareness and understanding. Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet it often goes unnoticed or untreated. Here are some key points to consider:

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Memorial Day is meant as a day of observance for us to honor those who lost their lives while serving our country in the U.S. military. Originally it was known as Decoration Day, and began in the years following the Civil War and was officially designated a federal holiday in 1971. Many observe Memorial Day […]

Learn Ways to Help Prevent a Stroke for National Stroke Month

Learn Ways to Help Prevent a Stroke for National Stroke Month
Prevention is the best strategy to help avoid having one When it comes to dealing with strokes, every second truly does matter. Nearly 2 million brain cells die each minute a stroke remains untreated. And every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. 795,000 strokes happen each year and chances are if you […]

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (Links to an external site)

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May marks the annual celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. In 1978 Congress proclaimed the first week of May as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.” Future Presidents continued this annual proclamation until 1992 when Congress and President George H.W. Bush signed a law designating the month of May to celebrate […]