Nephrologist Steven Cheng is the New Program Director for Internal Medicine’s Residency Program (Links to an external site)

Steven Cheng

WashU Nephrology congratulates Steven Cheng, MD, who has accepted the position of Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After receiving his medical degree and completing an internal medicine residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Cheng entered the Nephrology Fellowship at WashU, and upon graduation in 2006 joined our […]

Sina Jasim, MD awarded AACE Rising Star in Endocrinology (Links to an external site)

On May 5, during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology’s (AACE) 32nd Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, Sina Jasim, MD received the AACE Rising Star in Endocrinology Award.  The prestigious award nationally recognizes member individuals who are within ten years of completing their endocrine fellowship and have demonstrated actionable outcomes in outstanding leadership, teamwork or innovation, […]

Dr. Fumihiko Urano featured in PBS Wolfram syndrome documentary  (Links to an external site)

Dr. Fumihiko Urano

In April, Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD was featured in the documentary “Colorado Voices: Ellie White,” to raise awareness of the rare genetic disorder, Wolfram syndrome. The short documentary was published by Rocky Mountain PBS and tells the story of Colorado college student Ellie White, who lives with the disorder. Although the disorder is very rare […]

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

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 […]

Scientists aim to develop vaccine against all deadly coronaviruses (Links to an external site)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis scientists Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, (left) and Sean Whelan, PhD, lead a team working to minimize the risk of another devastating coronavirus pandemic by designing a vaccine that reduces sickness and death caused by all potentially deadly coronaviruses, including ones that have not yet affected people. The research is supported by an $8 million grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are working to reduce the risk of another devastating coronavirus pandemic by creating what is known as a pan-coronavirus vaccine. Such a vaccine is designed to reduce sickness and death resulting from the virus that causes COVID-19 as well as any other coronaviruses of concern, including […]