Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival. The central theme of Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. and the miracle of the oil. Hanukkah holds great cultural and religious significance for Jewish communities around the world, and the celebration of this festival is a time for reflection, […]
In 2016 while receiving treatment for bladder cancer at Siteman Cancer Center, Kerry Preete frequently engaged in conversations with his Washington University medical oncologist, Russell Pachynski, MD. Preete came to admire Pachynski not only as an attending physician but also as a dedicated cancer researcher.
Every day, nearly 1,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest, a catastrophic event in which the heart suddenly stops functioning. The most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest is a sustained, super-fast heart rhythm called ventricular tachycardia, commonly called V-tach. Among heart specialists, this condition is known as VT.
A lifesaving cancer treatment may itself cause cancers, the Food and Drug Administration reported on Tuesday. The treatment, called CAR-T, was first approved in November 2017 for life-threatening blood cancers. But, the F.D.A. said, it had received 19 reports of new blood cancers in patients who received the treatment.
Pulmonologist receives Svar Complement Excellence Award Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2023 Svar Complement Excellence Award from the International Complement Society and Svar, a life sciences company based in Sweden.
Please join us in congratulating this year’s residents, current chief residents, former graduates, and our divisions on another successful fellowship match! Our Internal Medicine residents successfully matched: Department of Medicine Fellowship Match Results by Division Allergy & Immunology Cardiovascular Critical Care Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Gastroenterology Hematology/Oncology Nephrology Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Advanced Heart […]
I am pleased to announce that Namrata Patel, MD, has accepted the role of Director of the Forum for Women in Medicine (FWIM). Dr. Patel is an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics in the Divisions of General Medicine and Hospitalist Medicine, respectively. Dr. Patel received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Emory University. […]
Radiotherapy may improve heart function by reducing inflammatory immune cells Cardiologists and radiation oncologists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis pioneered the use of radiation therapy — a strategy typically used against cancer — to treat patients with a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular tachycardia.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found an innovative way to block infection by a variety of alphaviruses, a group of mosquito-borne viruses that can cause joint and brain infections in people. The study, led by Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine, and Daved […]
CareSTL recently celebrated their 54th Anniversary Gala held Thursday, November 16th at the Redbird Club at Busch Stadium, CareSTL Health is a community-based healthcare system that provides healthcare services to underserved, underinsured, and uninsured populations. They help to shape healthy lifestyles in our community. Their mission is to improve health outcomes in our community by […]
Scott Carter, 64 of Lincoln County is one of an estimated 28.3 million people who smoke cigarettes. Now he’s kicking the habit cold turkey after a new discovery. Only First Alert 4 is getting a look at the new robotic at Barnes-Jewish Hospital which found Carter’s cancer was growing.
Grant, partnership with community organizations expected to boost access to care to medically underserved In 2020, overwhelmed hospitals and excessive fatalities defined a world grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Simultaneously, a new challenge emerged: A growing population struggled to recover fully from COVID-19.
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Liberia, and unofficially in countries like Brazil and the Philippines. It is also observed in the Dutch town of Leiden and the Australian territory of Norfolk Island. The fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday […]
We are pleased to share the news that DOLF Director, Gary Weil received the 2023 Kyelem Prize at the annual Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD). Described by some as the “Oscar” of neglected tropical disease (NTD) research, this prize recognizes people in the field who have been particularly effective in bringing […]
More accurate detection of a specific molecular marker in leukemic cells will help assess measurable residual disease and guide treatment decisions, improving patient outcomes, report investigators in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics Grant A. Challen, PhD, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, lead investigator, has been published […]
Two Washington University breast cancer researchers at Siteman Cancer Center have received national Career Catalyst Research Grants from Susan G. Komen® to accelerate their discoveries. Siteman is based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers are among 49 scientists in this round of funding receiving a total of $19.3 million […]
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2023 The American Heart Association will present the 2023 Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Research Goes Red® Award to Zainab Mahmoud, M.D., M.Sc., of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. This award will be presented during the opening session of the Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023 on Saturday, Nov. 11. The meeting, to […]
In their newly-published article in Nature Communications, a multi-center group led by Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, WashU Division of Nephrology, describes previously unknown mechanisms of action of mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) and its therapeutic function, with regards to kidney disease. MANF is a secreted endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein that possesses cytoprotective properties.
Diwali is one of the most significant and widely celebrated festivals in India and among Hindu communities around the world.
Epigenetics of cancer critical in understanding tumor initiation, growth and spreading For decades, scientists have been sequencing the DNA of many cancer types, identifying errors in the genetic code to help understand the formation of tumors, how they grow and what leads to their spreading. But sometimes cancer is driven by subtle changes in the […]
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital recognized six Department of Medicine internal medicine residents and fellows with the 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award. This award recognizes and fosters a new generation of compassionate, skilled physicians who show extraordinary care for the patient. The physicians were celebrated during the 39th […]
Native American Heritage Month is observed during the month of November in celebration and recognition of the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, contributions, and history of Native American and Indigenous peoples in the United States.
Anuja Java, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at WashU Nephrology, is the organizer and co-moderator of the Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA) Workshop, to be held during Kidney Week 2023, the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) annual meeting, in Philadelphia, PA.
The Alliance is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of its esteemed award program. Celebrating the local, regional, and national contributions of members and leaders in education, research, administration, and leadership, the Alliance Awards Program highlights influential faculty and staff in departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals.
A $10.9 Million SPORE Grant for Pancreas Cancer expands on research funded by a prior pancreas cancer SPORE grant and various studies undertaken at Washington University. It targets novel therapeutic targets for the management of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), recognized as the most lethal variant of pancreatic cancer. Currently, the five-year survival rate for PDAC […]
Sponsored by the Academy of Educators, the annual Education Day was held on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, to celebrate educational excellence across the School of Medicine. This year’s theme was Climate Change – Adapting the Environment to Today’s Learner. The event featured a variety of educational workshops and roundtables, a keynote address from Stuart Slavin, MD, […]
Veterans Day is a federal holiday observed on November 11th by the United States to honor all who have served the country during war or peace, whether they are dead or alive – although it is primarily intended to thank our living veterans. First known as Armistice Day, President Woodrow Wilson set aside the day […]
Chenyang Lu to lead multidisciplinary institute
Dear colleagues, I am sad to inform you of the passing of our dear colleague, Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Herrmann on October 16, 2023. Her patients absolutely adored her and her colleagues admired and respected her. Dr. Herrmann touched all of us in so many ways, and she considered all her patients and colleagues to be friends. […]
Researchers receive prestigious SPORE grant for pancreatic cancer Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research and clinical trials aimed at improving therapies for pancreatic cancer.