Washington People: Sumanth Prabhu (Links to an external site)

Sumanth Prabhu, MD, director of the Cardiovascular Division at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, uses a stethoscope to examine Pam Aydt, a patient in his practice. Prabhu is a heart failure specialist who combines his passion for patient care with his interest in understanding the role of inflammation in heart failure.

Physician-scientist integrates patient care, innovative research on inflammation in heart failure For Washington University cardiologist Sumanth Prabhu, MD, the stethoscope is not only indispensable as a diagnostic tool but presents powerful symbolism. He sees it as a channel that connects the patient to the clinician, a conduit through which a current of information flows from the […]

Academy honors six university faculty (Links to an external site)

Academy of Science Award, Will Ross, MD

Six Washington University in St. Louis faculty members and one alumnus are being honored by the Academy of Science – St. Louis for their outstanding contributions to the field. They will be recognized at an awards dinner Sept. 20 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Editorial for July/August Issue of AACE Clinical Case Reports (Links to an external site)

Sina Jasim, MD and Janet McGill, MD

Welcome to another issue of AACE Clinical Case Reports (ACCR). This issue is particularly special to readers. AACE has recently published two key diabetes-related clinical guidance publications, including the AACE Clinical Practice Guideline: Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan—2022 Update, and the AACE Consensus Statement: Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm – 2023 Update.

High Holidays (Links to an external site)

September 15th to 17th is Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah and it is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah is also known as the “Days of Renewed Responsibility,” and begins at sunset on day one and ends at nightfall the next.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Links to an external site)

The History Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  

Health Matters September 2, 2023: Dr, Fred Buckhold, Arthur Allen, Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, Dr. Marc Siegel, (Links to an external site)

Dr. KEITH STOCKERL-GOLDSTEIN, medical oncologist at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center.  House Majority Leader Steve Scalise this week revealed he is being treated for multiple myeloma.  What is multiple myeloma?  How common is it?  How does it differ from leukemia? What are the warning signs?  How is it treated?  Can it […]

Hughes receives CSCTR Early Career Development award (Links to an external site)

Jing Hughes

Jing Hughes, MD, PhD was recently selected as an awardee for the 2023 Early Career Development award, provided by the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR). The organization develops and supports communication, collaboration and career development of medical researchers primarily located in the central region of the United States.

COVID-19 cases on the rise in St. Louis (Links to an external site)

Doctors say it’s a slight bump from what was the lowest level of cases since the start of the pandemic. ST. LOUIS — COVID-19 cases are rising in the St. Louis area. Why? You guessed it: school.  “We are seeing steadily increasing levels of COVID,” Washington University Infectious Disease physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Steven Lawrence said. […]

Siteman Investment Program awards $2 million in cancer research grants (Links to an external site)

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is pleased to announce funding for eight new projects, including research projects focused on prostate cancer, lymphoma, and breast cancer, as well as a team science project with a focus on myeloproliferative neoplasms, a blood malignancy that can develop into acute myeloid leukemia. Also included are two […]

Global Health Spotlight: Collaborator’s study to advance care retention in patients living with HIV in Zambia (Links to an external site)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Aaloke Mody, MD, in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine is a collaborator with both the Global Health Center and the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health. With his training in HIV, infectious diseases and epidemiologic methods, he is passionate about delivering high […]

Scientists reveal how proteins drive growth of multiple cancer types (Links to an external site)

Understanding of molecular basis of cancer may lead to new therapies Scientists have completed a deep analysis of the proteins driving cancer across multiple tumor types, information that can’t be assessed by genome sequencing alone. Understanding how proteins operate in cancer cells raises the prospect of new therapies that block key proteins that drive cancer […]

How Worried Should Parents Be About Increasing COVID Cases Now? (Links to an external site)

Experts are tracking a rise in cases. Is a surge coming? COVID cases are on the rise again — just as the back-to-school season is starting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospitalizations have increased by 12.5% this week (the CDC is no longer tracking case numbers, so we can’t measure the rise […]

Why soybeans are dietary superstars (Links to an external site)

A versatile crop that’s beneficial for humans and animals alike, soybeans manage to be everywhere yet fly under the radar. That’s particularly true in the United States, which produces nearly one-third of the world’s soybeans. Even so, they aren’t an everyday food for most Americans, but there’s reason to think they should be: Soy is […]

Study defines disparities in memory care (Links to an external site)

Provides baseline to measure progress toward racial equity in care for Alzheimer’s disease Patients who live in less affluent neighborhoods and those from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups are less likely than others to receive specialized care for dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates. […]

Dr. Marc Sintek Discusses Extreme Heat Dangers on KSDK News (Links to an external site)

Extreme heat can quickly overwhelm people and lead to heat-related illness, even death.  If you aren’t feeling your best in this weather, doctors want you to take note and head inside to air conditioning.  “It’s getting to be time where athletics are starting, young children are outside and all those things,” said Dr. Marc Sintek a […]

Payne named to National Academy of Medicine committee (Links to an external site)

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, the Janet and Bernard Becker Professor and director of the Institute for Informatics, Data Science & Biostatistics (I2DB) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has joined the steering committee of a National Academy of Medicine working group to draft a code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) in health, medical care […]

Five physician-scientists named Dean’s Scholars (Links to an external site)

Physicians who engage in research play a vital role in developing novel, innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating disease. Nurturing the careers of doctors whose work takes them to both patients’ bedsides and the laboratory bench is a top priority of the Division of Physician-Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Such was the […]

American Disabilities Act (Links to an external site)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law on July 26, 1990 and was signed by President George H.W. Bush. In his remarks, President George H. W. Bush famously said, “And now I sign legislation which takes a sledgehammer to another wall, one which has for too many generations separated Americans with disabilities from the […]

Kidney tissue atlas serves as blueprint for understanding kidney injury, disease (Links to an external site)

Research collaboration details molecular knowledge, step toward personalized medicine Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are among the leaders of a multi-institution research team that has built an atlas focused on the kidney’s myriad cells. The aim of the kidney tissue atlas is to further the understanding of kidney injury and disease.

Payne installed as an inaugural Becker Professor (Links to an external site)

Honored for global leadership in informatics, data science Philip R. O. Payne, a global leader in informatics and data science, has been named an inaugural Janet and Bernard Becker Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Among his many leadership roles, Payne oversees the university’s Institute for Informatics, Data Science and Biostatistics as well […]

Achieving gender equity in medicine (Links to an external site)

Nationally, women enter medical school in similar proportions to men, but often, the number of women in leadership still lags behind Fifteen years ago, Lilianna “Lila” Solnica-Krezel, PhD, interviewed to lead a new Department of Developmental Biology, a reinvention of the WUSM Department of Pharmacology. She remembers thinking, on her flight home, that she had met 30 […]

Helping people live longer, better lives (Links to an external site)

Foundation celebrates 25 years of supporting innovative research As a young School of Medicine faculty member rounding on patients, Jeffrey P. Henderson, MD/PhD, observed an increase in recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) among hospitalized older adults, who experience a high rate of UTI complications. If there was a way to identify the biomarkers of a severe infection, […]

Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD, Promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine (Links to an external site)

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD, to the position of Associate Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Developmental Biology on the Investigator Track, with tenure. Scheller will also continue to serve as the Executive Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine. This promotion recognizes her exceptional contributions […]

Curiel, Diamond receive innovation award (Links to an external site)

Researchers recognized for developing COVID-19 nasal vaccine David T. Curiel, MD, PhD, and Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, both of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have received the Washington University Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for their development of a nasal vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Anti-inflammatory drugs did not speed COVID-19 recovery but prevented deaths (Links to an external site)

Study could expand treatment options for patients with severe COVID-19 Two drugs commonly used to treat inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis did not shorten recovery time for patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 but did reduce the likelihood of death when compared with standard care alone, according to a national study led by […]

Real-world reflections (Links to an external site)

WashU Medicine nephrologist has risen to prominence, uncovering society’s biggest health issues Some of the world’s most groundbreaking research on long COVID-19 can trace its origins to a 14-year-old Lebanese boy and his Commodore 64. In middle school, Ziyad Al-Aly taught himself coding on his C64, a popular home computer introduced in the early 1980s. […]

This is Cancer – Impossible Is Nothing (Links to an external site)

Teri was training to qualify for the Ironman World Championship when she was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in 2009. Now, over a decade later, she is considered to have no evidence of disease. Teri shares her incredible story of resilience in the hopes of inspiring others and saving lives. She is joined by […]