American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) was honored to receive the Hope Award for Advocacy from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
WashU Celebration of Inventors 2023 (Links to an external site)
Congratulations to Department of Medicine’s Rita Brookheart; Lynn Cornelius; Philip Cuculich; Brian Finck; Jeffrey P. Henderson; Michael Holtzman; Keely McDonald; Rodney Newberry; Christine Pham; Arthur Romero; Fumihiko Urano; Kangyun Wu and Huimin Yan
Academy of Educators (Links to an external site)
Membership Cycle Open: The Academy of Educators is now accepting applications for membership for 2023. Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2023
Needleman Program for Innovation and Commercialization (NPIC) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Therapeutic Development (Links to an external site)
Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: JUNE 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM CDT
In Memoriam: William A. Peck, MD (Links to an external site)
William “Bill” A. Peck, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at his home in St. Louis, MO, USA (Fig. 1). He was 89 years old. Dr. Peck was a founder of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) and a pioneer in the bone and mineral field—making seminal contributions to bone biology […]
DOM Insider Volume 15 (Links to an external site)
In this Issue: Letter from the Chair, Spotlight, Clinical News, Research News, Education News, DOM Office of Faculty Development (OFD), IDEAS at DOM and Vice Chair for Health Equity, Forum for Women in Medicine, Across the Department, New Faculty Leadership, In Memorium, Awards/Honors/Distinctions, Welcome, Opportunities, Events, Grants, Giving, Publications, and Resources
Investigational drug may improve stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma patients (Links to an external site)
The standard treatment for patients with multiple myeloma often includes stem cell transplantation in which the patient’s own stem cells are harvested and stored while the patient receives intensive chemotherapy to kill the cancer. Then, the patient’s stem cells are returned to the patient to help with recovery. But for a significant proportion of patients, […]
Institute for Public Health center transforms by adding research arm, new mission and new name (Links to an external site)
Effective April 4, the Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health is undergoing a transformation that will feature a broader mission and a new name: the Center for Advancing Health Services, Policy and Economics Research. The new center will retain what is valuable to students, faculty and the community and […]
Siteman Cancer Center names new Deputy Director among other leadership appointments (Links to an external site)
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announces several leadership changes, including a new Deputy Director, Associate Directors of Translational Research and Shared Resources, and a Deputy Associate Director of Shared Resources.
Program for Underrepresented in Medicine for Equity and Diversity (PROUD-MED) (Links to an external site)
Request for Applications – The Washington University School of Medicine (SOM) and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) solicits nominations and full applications for the 2023 Cohort in the Program for Underrepresented in Medicine for Equity and Diversity.
Honoring Ramadan & Our Colleagues who Observe it (Links to an external site)
Ramadan Mubarak Greetings Colleagues and Ramadan Mubarak (Blessed Ramadan)! Last week marked the beginning of Ramadan this year. People all over the world, here in St. Louis, and many colleagues and patients will be celebrating and observing Ramadan. As we work towards a culture that values diversity and a community that strives to foster belonging, […]
Paxlovid reduces risk of long-term health problems, death from COVID-19 (Links to an external site)
The risk of long-term health problems, hospitalization and death after a COVID-19 infection diminishes among those who take the antiviral drug Paxlovid within five days after testing positive, according to an analysis of federal health data by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care […]
SPOTLIGHT: Faculty Scholar works domestically and globally toward a cure for HIV (Links to an external site)
George Kyei is a physician scientist who is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. His research centers on finding a cure for HIV. He is the principal investigator of the HIV Cure Research Infrastructure Study, based at the University of Ghana, which trains African scientists in HIV research and treatment. While also serving as […]
Academy of Educators Program Director Bootcamp (Links to an external site)
Congratulations to all the graduates which include Department of Medicine’s Ige A. George, MD, MS, Jennifer Monroy, MD, and Saiama N. Waqar, MBBS, MSCI.
Women in Global Health-Midwest Chapter event highlights ‘initiatives for gender equity in global health’ (Links to an external site)
Written by Kate Gershwin, graduate research assistant, Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and MPH candidate, Brown School; and Katie Crowder, administrative coordinator, Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis
A scientific grand slam (Links to an external site)
It’s a scientific grand slam for researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In the past week, they published papers in Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, Science and JAMA – all among the world’s most prestigious scientific journals. Their innovative research – on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s disease and treatment-resistant […]
Two-pronged immunotherapy eliminates metastatic breast cancer in mice (Links to an external site)
Metastatic breast cancer has no cure and has proven stubbornly resistant to one of the most innovative and promising new cancer treatments: immunotherapy.
Endocrinology’s Jing Hughes, MD, PhD, awarded 2023 ASCI/Young Physician-Scientist Award (Links to an external site)
Jing Hughes, MD, PhD is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania MSTP and completed residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at Yale University. She trained with Drs. Kevan Herold, Janet McGill, and David Piston in both clinical and basic science research in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. As an early-stage investigator, […]
COVID-19 infections raise risk of long-term gastrointestinal problems (Links to an external site)
People who have had COVID-19 are at increased risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) disorders within a year after infection compared with people who haven’t been infected, according to an analysis of federal health data by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care system.
Mitreva elected to American Academy of Microbiology (Links to an external site)
Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, a professor of medicine and of genetics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of her contributions to the field of microbiology. The academy is an honorific leadership group and think tank within the American Society for Microbiology. Mitreva is […]
Possible treatment strategy identified for bone marrow failure syndrome (Links to an external site)
Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside bone responsible for making red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Bone marrow failure syndromes lead to an increased risk of developing dangerous infections, anemia and an increased risk of blood cancers. Research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a possible […]
Grant Challen, PhD; Brian Laidlaw, PhD; Aaloke Mody, MD; Russell Pachynski, MD; Amanda Verma, MD and Ofer Zimmerman, MD for being among the 2023-2024 CTRFP awardees! (Links to an external site)
Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital awards 28 investigators as part of the 16th annual Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program (CTRFP). The CTRFP is the largest internal grant funding program of the ICTS. Applicants are required to submit proposals for projects that promote the translation […]
Obituary: William A. Peck, former medical school dean, 89 (Links to an external site)
William A. Peck, MD, former executive vice chancellor and dean of Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, died peacefully, surrounded by family, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, at his home in St. Louis County, Mo. He was 89.
Call for Applications (Due April 28, 2023) (Links to an external site)
The over-arching goal of the Washington University (WU) Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) Program in Cross-Disciplinary Oncology Clinician Scientist Training is to IDENTIFY, RECRUIT, TRAIN, RETAIN, and ADVANCE outstanding physicians in oncology-focused graduate medical education (GME) training (i.e. “residency”) for careers as clinician investigators. We have proposed training clinician resident-investigators from diverse, oncology-focused […]
9th Annual Global Health Conference to convene local/national global health experts, faculty, students (Links to an external site)
The March 30-31 Global Health Conference promises a world of information and interactive discussion with national and international global health experts. “Global Health at Washington University: Here and Next” begins at 8:30 a.m. each day on the Danforth (March 30) and Medical Campus (March 31). Just a few of the compelling topics presented at the two-day event […]
Work Smart Workshop Series: Open to All (Links to an external site)
The Academy of Educators is pleased to offer an in-person workshop series. Tackle your New Year’s resolution & learn how to organize your workday to take control of your time. This is a 3-part series that will discuss best practices to build better meetings, setting boundaries with your time & learn how to manage your […]
Program Director Bootcamp (Deadline: March 24, 2023) (Links to an external site)
On behalf of the Graduate Medical Education office and the Academy of Educators, we are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Program Director (PD) Bootcamp course. The Program Director Bootcamp is a longitudinal certificate course offered by the Graduate Medical Education office and Academy of Educators open to all new, aspiring, and […]
Qualitative Research Methods for Education Scholarship (Deadline: March 10, 2023) (Links to an external site)
The Academy of Educators in collaboration with the Medical Education Research Unit (MERU) is offering a new course “Qualitative Research Methods for Education Scholarship”. This is a certificate program that will provide in-depth work in qualitative research methods, including writing research questions, planning sampling and data collection strategies, analyzing qualitative data, and writing qualitative research […]
Teaching Scholars Program (Deadline: March 10, 2023) (Links to an external site)
The Academy of Educators is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) that will begin in October 2023. Please share this information with anyone within the WUSM community who you believe may be interested in these opportunities. The Teaching Scholars Program is a 12-month certificate program intended for faculty […]
Small Grants (Due March 1, 2023) (Links to an external site)
The Academy of Educators in collaboration with the Medical Education Research Unit (MERU) of the Washington University School of Medicine are pleased to announce the call for proposals for grant funding for education research and scholarship projects. Projects must be focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, rather than biomedical discovery or application. Proposals […]
Loeb Teaching Fellowship (Due March 10, 2023) (Links to an external site)
On behalf of Loeb Selection Committee co-chairs, Dr. Eva Aagaard and Dr. Abby Spencer, we are pleased to announce the call for applications for Loeb Teaching Fellows. Applications will be accepted beginning January 30th and are due by Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5:00pm. The Loeb Teaching Fellows program was established in 2004 by a […]
Call for Applications (Due April 15, 2023) (Links to an external site)
The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is accepting applications for programsproviding advanced training in Clinical Investigation! Postdocs, Fellows, Faculty, Jr. Faculty,and Instructors are encouraged to apply for the Mentored Training Program in ClinicalInvestigation (MTPCI) and the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI).
Call for Applications (Due April 1, 2023) (Links to an external site)
Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) & COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (CFRCS)Call for Applications at Washington University School of Medicine. Deadline for Letters of Intent and Applications due April 1, 2023
Deborah Veis MD, PhD, accepted as active member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP). (Links to an external site)
Deborah Veis MD, PhD, has been accepted for active membership in the Association of American Physicians (AAP). The AAP is an honorary medical society founded in 1885 by the Canadian physician Sir William Osler and six other distinguished physicians of his era for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” Election to the AAP is […]
Will Ross to Receive Frankie Freeman Inspirational Award (Links to an external site)
WashU Nephrology congratulates Will Ross, MD, MPH, Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and Associate Dean for Diversity at Washington University School of Medicine, who will receive the Frankie Freeman Inspirational Award at the Ethical Society of St. Louis this Friday, February 17, 2023.
Cardiovascular Division Faculty Present at AHA Conference; Dr. Prabhu Honored (Links to an external site)
Many Washington University School of Medicine Faculty were present and presenting at the 2022 American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, held in Chicago. Cardiovascular Division Chief Sumanth Prabhu, MD was honored as the George E. Brown Memorial Lecturer.
Researchers elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation (Links to an external site)
Baldridge, Cooper, DeBosch, Fields, Joynt Maddox, Rentschler, Sah, Wu honored
Go Red: St. Louis women advised to take charge of heart health (Links to an external site)
ST. LOUIS — Younger generations are less aware of heart disease and its impact on women. Many people don’t know the warning signs of heart attacks or strokes, yet heart disease remains the top killer of women.
Black History Month Reflections (Links to an external site)
During Black History month, we hope you have time to reflect on the many historical sacrifices and important contributions of Black Americans to our American way of life. We do this in the spirit of sharing.
Kwon named chair of epidemiology society research committee (Links to an external site)
Jennie H. Kwon, DO, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named head of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA) Research Committee.
Cancer genomics database recognized as global biodata resource (Links to an external site)
A vast database of cancer genomics knowledge started by Washington University scientists has been named a Global Core Biodata Resource by the Global Biodata Coalition. Led by twin brothers Malachi Griffith, PhD, and Obi Griffith, PhD, both associate professors of medicine, the CIViC “knowledgebase” helps match genetic mutations driving a patient’s cancer growth with possible treatments that target those mutations.
Newberry named Danforth WashU Physician-Scientist Scholar (Links to an external site)
Rodney D. Newberry, MD, the Dr. Nicholas V. Costrini Professor of Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a William H. Danforth Washington University Physician-Scientist Scholar. The program, established in 2022, is aimed at supporting the careers of outstanding physician-scientists whose work is truly pioneering and […]
Programming and Events for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Commemoration (Links to an external site)
As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please see below for commemorative events at the Washington University Medical and Danforth Campuses, as well as in the St. Louis Community beginning this weekend.
Study reveals obesity-related trigger that can lead to diabetes (Links to an external site)
People who are overweight or obese have a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, but exactly how that happens is not well understood.
‘Doing the greatest good’: Dr. William R. Ross, MD, MPH (Links to an external site)
Dr. Ross, MD, MPH is an Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and Associate Dean for Diversity at Washington University School of Medicine. His reputation as a kidney specialist, a developer of long-term health equity programs locally, nationally, and globally is legendary.
DOM Insider Volume 14 (Links to an external site)
In this Issue: Letter from the Chair, Spotlight, Clinical News, Research News, Education News,DOM Office of Faculty Development (OFD), IDEAS at DOM and Vice Chair for Health Equity,Forum for Women in Medicine, Across the Department, New Faculty Leadership, Awards/Honors, Welcome, Opportunities, Events, Grants, Giving, Publications and Resources
American College of Physicians (ACP) Announces 2022-23 Recipients of Masterships and National Awards (Links to an external site)
Congratulations to Will Ross, MD, MPH, Janet McGill, MD, MA, FACP, and John DiPersio, MD, PhD
Call for Applications: Kornfeld Post-Bac (Links to an external site)
Washington University Physician-Scientist Post-Bac Scholars Program. The mission of the Post-baccalaureate (Post-bac) program is to provide an intensive, mentored, laboratory research experience for Under Represented in Medicine (URiM) students that will promote their career development, expose them to the physician-scientist career pathway, and strengthen their applications to MD and/or MD/PhD programs. Applications Close: January 9, 2023
Nominations open for Neville Grant Award through Nov. 1 (Links to an external site)
The BJH “Dr. Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence” is granted annually to a member of the attending medical staff who, through her/his daily actions, serves as a role model for other caregivers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
DOM Insider Volume 13 (Links to an external site)
In this Issue: Letter from the Chair, Spotlight, Clinical News, Research News, Education News, DOM Office of Faculty Development (OFD), DOM Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) and Vice Chair for Health Equity, Forum for Women in Medicine, Across the Department, New Faculty Leadership, Awards/Honors, Opportunities, Events, Grants, Publications and Resources