In this Issue: Letter from the Chair, Clinical News, Research News, Education News, DOM Office of Faculty Development (OFD), IDEAS at DOM and Vice Chair of Health Equity, Office of Vice-Chair for the Advancement of Women’s Careers, Across the Department, New Faculty Leadership, Application Calls, Awards/Honors/Distinctions, Welcome, Acknowledgements/Farewell, Lectures/Presentations/Workshops, Obituary, Grants, Giving, Publications, and Resources
In this Issue: Letter from the Chair, Spotlights, Clinical News, Research News, Education News, DOM Office of Faculty Development (OFD), IDEAS at DOM and Vice Chair for Health Equity, Office of Vice-Chair for the Advancement of Women’s Careers, Across the Department, Events, Awards/Honors/Distinctions, Welcome, Farewell, Grants, Giving, Publications, and Resources
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: March 1, 2024
Funding opportunity for physician-scientists – apply now! Deadline: October 17, 2023
The purpose of the NIH R38 StARR (Stimulating Access to Research in Residency) is to recruit & retain outstanding residents who have demonstrated potential & interest in pursuing careers as clinician-investigators.
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. Applications due October 1, 2023.
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The CRTC is the educational core of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences that provides clinical and translational training for predoctoral students, house-staff, postdoctoral fellows, staff and junior faculty.
American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) was honored to receive the Hope Award for Advocacy from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
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
Membership Cycle Open: The Academy of Educators is now accepting applications for membership for 2023. Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2023
Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: JUNE 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM CDT
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 […]
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, […]
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 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.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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 […]
Metastatic breast cancer has no cure and has proven stubbornly resistant to one of the most innovative and promising new cancer treatments: immunotherapy.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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).
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 […]
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.
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.
Baldridge, Cooper, DeBosch, Fields, Joynt Maddox, Rentschler, Sah, Wu honored
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.
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.
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.