The study followed 113 patients at four different hospitals in Switzerland. A new study in Science is shining a light on the continuing impact of long COVID, with research revealing further and continuing health concerns for some of the 16 million sufferers in the U.S.
Washington University School of Medicine’s new, $616 million facility will provide a boost to researchers developing treatments for a wide range of neurological conditions.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have determined how Eastern equine encephalitis virus attaches to a receptor it uses to enter and infect cells. The whole virus is shown on the left and a magnified view of the viral structural proteins on the right. The findings laid the groundwork for a […]
It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Tonya Russell has accepted the position of Medical Director of the Maritz Lung Center effective January 1, 2024. Dr. Russell is Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic, Co-Director of the Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Clinic, and Co-Chair of the Clinical Care Committee within the Division of […]
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. November 2023 Inpatient Resident of the MonthShannon Coombs Shannon […]
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. October 2023 Inpatient Resident of the MonthEric Mittauer In […]
Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine, and co-principal investigators Jeffrey J. Bednarski, MD, PhD, an associate professor of pediatrics, and Thomas Pfeiffer, MD, an assistant professor of pediatrics, all at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have received a total of $1.4 million from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the […]
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Chad Witt has accepted the position of Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Washington University in St. Louis, succeeding Dr. Ramsey Hachem starting April 1, 2024. Dr. Chad Witt received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern and completed his internship and residency training […]
It is our pleasure to announce Medical Directors who will serve our 4 outpatient Medical Multispecialty Centers with associated Infusion Centers. They will work within the framework of the Ambulatory Operations Executive Council (A-OEC) of the Department of Medicine (DOM) to serve as a physician liaison for the clinical operations at the MMCs. Alongside the […]
Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine, and colleagues Alice Y. Zhou, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine, Ryan C. Fields, MD, the Kim and Tim Eberlein Distinguished Professor, and George Ansstas, MD, an associate professor of medicine, all at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have received $1.5 million from […]
Research focused on blood, brain, breast and colon cancers; improving awareness of the link between alcohol use and cancer risk; and clinical trials for high-risk prostate cancer and high-grade neuroendocrine neoplasms are among the projects that will benefit from $1.5 million in new grants announced by Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of […]
Washington University and health-care investment firm Deerfield Management announced the launch of VeritaScience, a collaboration designed to advance the discovery, development and commercialization of promising candidates that could benefit human health.
The newly-established Washington University Kidney O’Brien Center for Chronic Kidney Disease Research is proud to announce it is accepting applications for its immersive summer research program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing nephrology research.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly under-recognized disease that affects almost 15% of the US population and carries significant morbidity and mortality. Although important scientific advances promise to accelerate CKD research, many are not accessible to the kidney research community due to limited expertise and/or the need for expensive equipment.
Three Washington University researchers developing promising therapeutics for cancer and heart disease have been named the inaugural awardees of an innovative, new program that provides critical funding to help move research toward early-stage clinical trials and commercialization. The awardees — Carl DeSelm, MD, PhD, John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, and Kory Lavine, MD, PhD — will receive financial support […]
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15, 2024) serves as a reminder to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging in acts of service and promoting inclusivity within our communities. It is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to come together, reflect on the progress made, and strive for a more […]
Study shows patients hospitalized for flu or COVID-19 face increased risk of long-term health problems, death Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, extensive research has emerged detailing the virus’s ability to attack multiple organ systems, potentially resulting in a set of enduring and often disabling health problems known as long COVID. Now, new research from Washington […]
A study in Nature Cardiovascular Research by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis explores a new, noninvasive imaging technique that helps scientists visualize immune cells in the human heart.
A deepened investment Understanding the brain is key to addressing devastating neurological and psychiatric diseases that affect mankind. This issue of Outlook magazine examines how WashU Medicine — already one of the world’s premier institutions in neuroscience research — is accelerating progress in this area.
The Drum Major Awards will recognize individuals at WashU School of Medicine who embody what it means to be an upstander. Awardees should be those who speak up or act in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being bullied or attacked. Upstanders are people who speak and […]
On Dec. 7, 2023, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital presented Vicky Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and the chair of the John T. Milliken Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, with its 2023 President’s Achievement Award.
The increasing recognition of institutional and interpersonal racism and its harmful impact on patients and patient outcomes, physician and trainee working environment, and well-being has spurred the development of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
Will advise leadership in office of secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Jennie H. Kwon, DO, an associate professor of medicine in infectious diseases, and Jason G. Newland, MD, a professor of pediatrics, both at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have been selected to serve on the Presidential Advisory Council […]
Kwanzaa is a secular festival observed from December 26th through January 1st as part of a celebration of African American cultural heritage and traditional values. Historical background and significance of Kwanzaa The word Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase, “matunda ya kwanza” or first fruits, referring to First fruits or Harvest festivals that are found […]
December 25th is celebrated as both a religious holiday and a global cultural and commercial event. Around the world, people have observed this holiday through a variety of traditions and practices that are both religious and secular. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose […]
Patients who were hospitalized with the flu were at an increased risk for lingering lung problems, among other health issues, 18 months after their illness.
Jennie H. Kwon, DO, an associate professor of medicine and chief of the section of Healthcare Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a multisite clinical study.
Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, the Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine and director of the Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a five-year $4.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Matthew A. Ciorba, MD, a professor of medicine and director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a $2.8 million award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate a new treatment in combination with routine radiation and chemotherapy in patients […]
Community-based approaches in St. Louis and Nigeria supported with NIH grants The United States and Nigeria may be an ocean apart, but each has distressingly high rates of infant and maternal death in the year following childbirth. In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated the U.S. maternal mortality rate to be […]