Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist recognized internationally for her work on the brain’s immune system, has been named vice provost and associate dean for graduate education for the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) at Washington University in St. Louis. She will begin her new post Jan. 1. Read the full story […]
Join OUTmed for 2017 st. louis pride festival parade – sunday, june 25
STLpride festival flyer
Type of sugar may treat atherosclerosis, mouse study shows
A new study shows that a type of natural sugar called trehalose triggers an important cellular housekeeping process in immune cells that helps treat atherosclerotic plaque.Read the full story on the School of Medicine’s site »
Rare gene mutations inspire new heart drugs
What if you carried a genetic mutation that left you nearly impervious to heart disease? What if scientists could bottle that and use it to treat everyone else? Read full story »
Molecular Microbiology special seminar – Dr. Yu-Min Chuang – Wednesday, June 7 – 12:00 Noon
Eva Aagaard, MD to join Department of Medicine faculty as senior associate dean for education (Links to an external site)
Eva Aagaard, MD, a noted physician and educator at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named senior associate dean for education at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her appointment begins Sept. 1.
Thomas Maddox, MD new faculty member in Department of Medicine – inaugural director of health systems innovation lab (Links to an external site)
Thomas Maddox, MD, is leading the new Health Systems Innovation Laboratory, a partnership between BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine.
Rupa Patel, MD, MPH seeks to prevent HIV infections worldwide (Links to an external site)
In 1978, during the infancy of the AIDS epidemic, reports about isolated cases of gay men suffering from a rare lung infection and an aggressive cancer began trickling in to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Cancer drug may help patients with severe asthma
A new study co-authored by Mario Castro, MD, suggests a targeted cancer drug called imatinib (Gleevec) may help some patients with severe asthma who do not respond to standard therapy. Read the full story on the School of Medicine’s site »
New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer
A new imaging technique based on light and sound produces images doctors can use to distinguish cancerous breast tissue (below the dotted blue line) from normal tissue more quickly than is currently possible. Read the full story on the School of Medicine’s site »
Transplant center grand rounds – Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2 pm, Wohl auditorium
Transplant Center Flyer
DiPersio honored by leukemia & lymphoma society (Links to an external site)
John DiPersio, MD, PhD, the Virginia E. and Samuel J. Golman Endowed Professor of Oncology and director of the Division of Oncology has been named a 2017 Legacy Leadership Award honoree by the Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
MTS protocol chemo/biotherapy dose rounding – May 9, 2017 implementation
MTS Protocol-Bio-Chemotherapy Dose Rounding_FINAL 2017 (doc) Physician Memo_Chemotherapy-Biotherapy Dose Rounding_2017 (pdf)
Siteman cancer center opens expanded st. charles county facility
Siteman Cancer Center will open its newly expanded and renovated outpatient facility at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in St. Charles County on May 1. Read the full story on the School of Medicine’s site »
IMSD career pathways seminar: a discussion on careers in science policy and academia. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 5:30 pm – Moore Auditorium
Millman receives career development award from diabetes foundation (Links to an external site)
Jeffrey R. Millman, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a 2017 Career Development Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Semenkovich recipient of 13th annual outstanding faculty mentor award
Clay Semenkovich, MD, recipient of the 13th Annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Washington University Postdoctoral Society.
Kao selected as Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb teaching fellow
Patricia Kao, MD, selected as a Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellow for 2017-2019.
Nunez selected as Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb teaching fellow
Sabrina Nuñez, PhD, selected as a Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellow for 2017-2019.
Semenkovich featured as Max Miller lecturer in diabetes research
Clay Semenkovich, MD, featured as the 57th Annual Max Miller Lecturer in Diabetes Research at the Metabolism Club at the 2017 Combined Meeting of CSCTR and MWAFMR, April 20-21, 2017.
What you should know about the rising problem of antibiotic resistance (Links to an external site)
Antibiotic-resistant infection is a rising issue in American society and thousands of people die each year when they develop infections that no antibiotic can control.
Study: accomplished female scientists often overlooked (Links to an external site)
Conference organizers invite male speakers over equally qualified women
Diamond named Gasser Professor of Medicine (Links to an external site)
Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, recognized internationally for his research involving Zika and related viruses, has been named the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Rogue breast tumor proteins point to potential drug therapies (Links to an external site)
Such treatment options are missed by genomic sequencing.