Snapshot of chikungunya could lead to drugs, vaccines for viral arthritis

KATHERINE BASORE Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a detailed 3-D structure of chikungunya virus (shown in blue and green) attached to a mouse protein (in magenta) that the virus uses to get inside cells and cause disease. The findings could accelerate efforts to find new ways to prevent […]

Department of Medicine, Research Strategic Planning- Faculty Town Hall Meetings

Let’s discuss the future of research in our Department – from bedside to basic science and back to the people we serve. Tuesday, April 30, 10:30-11:30 am (EPNEC Seminar Room A) Monday, May 20, 2:00-3:00 pm (EPNEC Seminar Room A) Thursday, May 23, 12:00-1:00 pm (EPNEC Seminar Room B) Discussions led by Brad Evanoff, MD […]

Ethic of Service Award celebrates those who care about the region

Dean Emeritus Bob Virgil (front row, second from right)  joins recipients of the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award on April 17 at the Knight Executive Education and Conference Center for a recognition ceremony. (Photos: Sid Hastings/Washington University) Seven members of the Washington University in St. Louis community were celebrated for their contribution to […]

Safety-net hospitals fare better under new Medicare reimbursement rules Readmission penalties reduced for hospitals with poorest patients (Links to an external site)

Karen Joynt Maddox, MD

MATT MILLER Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, led a study showing that new Medicare reimbursement rules reduce financial penalties for safety-net hospitals. The change shifts some of the financial burden away from hospitals that care for the most vulnerable patients. New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief […]

Cardiovascular Division Leadership Announcement

Dr. Douglas L. Mann, the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Professor of Medicine, has decided to step down as Chief of the Cardiovascular Division effective May 1, 2019, in order to focus on his research and have more time with his family. Dr. Mann will stay here on the faculty and continue to play an important role as a […]

Up to $24 million will help to eliminate 2 tropical diseases (Links to an external site)

Up to $24 million will help to eliminate 2 tropical diseases Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports research to fight elephantiasis, river blindness by Tamara Bhandari•April 11, 2019 Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Click […]