Cross-discipline team publish study, “Breast cancer-derived GM-CSF regulates arginase 1 in myeloid cells to promote an immunosuppressive microenvironment”

A cross-discipline team of School of Medicine and Department of Medicine researchers have published, “Breast cancer-derived GM-CSF regulates arginase 1 in myeloid cells to promote an immunosuppressive microenvironment” in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.  The team of researchers found that breast cancer cells secrete lactic acid and a signaling protein, GM-CSF. GM-CSF in the acidic […]

Paper Focused on Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Published in Nature

Michael Diamond, MD, PhD and Daved Fremont, PhD recently had a paper published in the journal Nature. The paper describes how Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) interacts with its receptor, LDLRAD3. This is important because VEEV is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that causes fast-spreading outbreaks. There are no good therapies or preventives for VEEV encephalitis, and figuring […]

Fostering a Supportive Environment for Women in Medicine

From gender equity to career advancement, Department of Medicine programs help to address challenges unique to women in medicine The headlines are positive. In 2019, data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) showed that for the first time, the majority of U.S. medical students are women. The same report indicates women as a […]

Investigator uses ICTS resources for COVID-19 research and clinical trial efforts (Links to an external site)

The CTSA program was developed to accelerate new treatments from the lab to patients, enabled to a large extent by patients participating in and benefiting from clinical trials. Clinical trials provide that needed bridge from human subjects to hypotheses to treatments that can directly benefit human health. And, never has this connection been more critical […]

Washington University School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society announces class of 2021

The Alpha Omega Alpha Executive and Selection committees announce the new faculty, alumni and house officers to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Class of 2021. AΩA is the honor medical society recognizing, advocating for, and inspiring physicians in the care of patients and promotion of health. Members may be elected throughout their career […]

Wydown Middle School students share notes of thanks with health care workers

thank you notes from Wydown Middle Schoolers

Students at Wydown Middle School in Clayton, MO created notes of thanks and support to share with health care workers at WashU and BJC. More than 130 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade participated in this health care thank you campaign organized by the student council. According to Wydown’s student council advisor, Frankie Synovec, […]

WashU’s Gratitude Project Features Internal Medicine Residency Program

The Internal Medicine Residency Program was featured in a recent episode of the Gratitude Project, a program focused on highlighting stories of how WashU faculty, staff and students are rising up for the greater good. The episode details how the internal medicine chief residents with residency program leadership worked together to build camaraderie among the […]

OUTmed Program Welcomes New Director

OUTmed is a forum for LGBTQIA+ identified faculty, trainees, staff, and allies and is open to the entire School of Medicine. Founded in 2017 by the Department of Medicine, its mission is to provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, community engagement, advocacy, and research regarding LGBTQIA+ advancement. OUTmed has grown steadily over the past four years […]