AAAS names 7 Washington University faculty as 2020 fellows

Seven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis are among 489 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. John Baugh, Aaron DiAntonio,MD, PhD, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, Barbara Kunkel, Douglas L. Mann, MD,; Paul H. Taghert; and Lan Yang will receive the highest honor awarded by AAAS in recognition […]

Milan J. Anadkat, MD: Appointed as Co-Director of the Office of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine

Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce that Milan J. Anadkat, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine has been appointed as Co-Director of the Office of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Anadkat has outstanding background and training in faculty development and coaching that will […]

Siteman Cancer Center earns highest federal rating

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been recognized once again as a top U.S. cancer institution, based on a review of its research programs.

Lisa Zickuhr appointed Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine

The Department of Medicine is very happy to welcome our new Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine, Dr. Lisa Zickuhr. She will be assisting the current clerkship director Dr. Gerome Escota in providing professional, administrative, and educational leadership for third and fourth year students rotating in Medicine. Dr. Zickuhr is an Assistant Professor of Medicine […]

Siteman Cancer Center earns highest federal rating

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been recognized once again as a top U.S. cancer institution, based on a review of its research programs. This evaluation resulted in a nearly perfect score, earning Siteman the highest possible rating — exceptional — by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the […]

New COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool and Registry

Lead by Washington University, researchers in the field of critical care outcomes have collaborated to set up an open-access website that provides an outcome risk assessment calculator for severe COVID-19 patients getting various treatments. Read more and download flyer

Department of Medicine Clinic Director Adapts FEMA Guidelines in Light of COVID-19

Just six weeks on the job, Jennifer Schmidt, MD, medical director at the Washington University Complete Care Clinic, found herself preparing to cope with the demands of COVID-19. As a trained clinician, she turned to guidelines, and has adapted the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Incident Command System to manage the clinic’s operations during this fast-changing […]

Walter named Edward P. Evans Endowed Professor

Matthew J. Walter, MD, has been named the inaugural Edward P. Evans Endowed Professor of Myelodysplastic Syndromes at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. These syndromes make up a group of rare blood disorders that prevents the body from making sufficient healthy blood cells. Walter, an international leader in the study and treatment […]

Medical students celebrate their teachers, mentors

Washington University School of Medicine students recently honored faculty and residents with Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2018-19 academic year. The awards, which were first given in 1991, reflect the students’ appreciation for dedication, patience and skill in training future physicians. Students completing their first, second and third year of studies select the course […]

Dominique Cosco, MD – Medicine Residency Program Director

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Dominique Cosco has agreed to accept the role of Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As you know, Dr. Cosco assumed the responsibility of Interim Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program in March of this year. Since […]

Dr. Melvin Blanchard earns Missouri Laureate Award from ACP

Missouri Chapter of the ACP Laureate Award The Laureate Award honors ACP (American College of Physicians) Fellows and Masters who have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service to their community, their Chapter and the College. Awardees are generally senior physicians and have been Fellows for at least 15 to 20 […]

Mattar named a chair of group aimed at combating antimicrobial resistance

Caline Mattar, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been appointed a chair of the Expert Advisory Group for the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub. Based in Germany, the organization formed in May 2018 to pool international resources to […]

Three physician-scientists receive Doris Duke Charitable Foundation awards

Three physician-scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Philip Budge, MD, PhD; Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD; and Andrew Kau, MD, PhD, are among 16 U.S. physician-scientists receiving the awards, which provide $495,000 over three years to each investigator. […]

Department of Medicine Faculty Recognition Reception

The Department of Medicine recently recognized faculty who have been honored with teaching and clinical awards this past year. Their outstanding contributions fostering medical education and clinical excellence positively influences the medical profession not only locally, but also nationally and internationally.

Colonna, Ley elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two physician-scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are among the 100 new members and 25 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year. Election to the academy — which was announced Tuesday, April 30 — is considered one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gordon honored with Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been recognized with the Frontiers of Knowledge Award from the BBVA Foundation. He is being honored for outstanding contributions to biology and biomedicine for his lab’s pioneering role in founding the field of microbiome research. BBVA is a global financial services […]

Teitelbaum awarded 2019 King Faisal International Prize in Medicine

Steven Teitelbaum, MD, the Wilma and Roswell Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine. The annual prize, awarded by the King Faisal Foundation in Saudi Arabia, recognizes scientists whose research has major benefits to humanity. Teitelbaum, who […]

Sadler honored by American Society of Hematology, colleagues

Renowned hematologist J. Evan Sadler, MD, PhD, has been awarded the 2018 Exemplary Service Award from the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Sadler, the Ira M. Lang Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, was recognized for his many years of service and dedication to ASH […]

Dr. Rakhee Bhayani scholarship

Dr. Rakhee Bhayani, was recently one of four faculty selected this year to have a four year full tuition scholarship for a medical student named in her honor through the Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Program. The Department of Medicine congratulates Dr. Bhayani!

Dr. Marcos Rothstein receives the Neville Grant Award

The Division of Nephrology proudly announces that Professor of Medicine Marcos Rothstein, MD, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Dr. Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence. The award, granted annually to members of the medical staff who exemplify compassion and excellence in clinical care, is named for Neville Grant, MD, a revered physician who practiced […]

Bonni, Diamond elected to National Academy of Medicine

Neuroscientist Azad Bonni, MD, PhD, and virologist and immunologist Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, both of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the organization is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and […]

Missouri ACP Meeting and Awards

Many of us enjoyed a busy weekend at the Missouri ACP meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks. Student Hari Raman W4 was presented with the ACP Clerkship Award and Eunhye Oak W3 was presented with the ACP Physical Diagnosis Award. The Doctor’s Dilemma team of Taylor Geisman, Aisling Doyle, Andrew Jallouk, Chrstopher Tait, Hilary Dietz […]

Sandor Kovacs, MD, PhD, Selected as Honorary Doctor at Lund University

Sandor Kovacs, MD, PhD attended a ceremony in Lund, Sweden, during which he was given an honorary degree from Lund University.   The ceremony took place at Lund Cathedral.  Lund University, founded in 1666, is the location where echocardiography was discovered by Inge Elder in 1953.   The entire ceremony was presented in Latin, as […]

Dr. Medoff honored with plaque representing the annual Gerald Medoff, MD Visiting Professors

Faculty and fellows gathered to present the “Annual Gerald Medoff MD Visiting Professor”  plaque to Dr. Medoff.  Dr. Medoff is honored for his leadership, outstanding vision, dedication and commitment to excellence during his tenure in the Infectious Disease Division at Washington University. The perpetual plaque hangs on the wall of the Infectious Diseases Division with […]

Dr. Megan Baldridge named 2018 Pew Scholar

The National Advisory Committee of The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences has recommended that Dr. Megan Baldridge be named a 2018 Pew Scholar.  The recommendations of the committee will be presented to the board of The Pew Charitable Trusts at it’s meeting in June, after which Pew will issue a national press release […]

Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD – New Medical and Scientific Director of the BTCF

I am very pleased to announce Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD, as the new Medical and Scientific Director of the Biologic Therapy Core Facility (BTCF). Dr. Fehniger is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology and Section of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Leukemia at Siteman Cancer Center. Fehniger received his MD and […]

Academy of Science-St. Louis honors three researchers

Three researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are being honored for their outstanding contributions to science by the Academy of Science-St. Louis. Raj Jain, David Kirk and Stuart Kornfeld will be honored April 5 at a dinner at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Award recipients were nominated by their peers in the scientific community in […]

Megan Baldridge, MD, PhD receives 2017 Innovator Award

Megan Baldridge, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, is among 13 recipients to receive  Kenneth Rainin Foundation “Innovator Awards”.  The foundation has awarded $3 million for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research through its Innovator Awards program. Grants will support an international pool of early-career and seasoned researchers to study untested ideas that could lead to […]

Distinguished Faculty Awards 2018

Alan C. Braverman, MD – Distinguished Clinician Award Angela L. Brown, MD – Distinguished Community Service Award Victor G. Davila-Roman, MD – Distinguished Educator Award, Mentoring of Junior Faculty Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD – Distinguished Educator Award, Graduate Medical Education/Residents or Clinical Fellows Mark S. Sands, PhD – Distinguished Educator Award, Postdoctoral Research Mentoring Sabrina […]

Medical School faculty named to National Academy of Inventors

Noted innovators Samuel Achilefu, PhD, David Holtzman, MD, and Eric Leuthardt, MD – faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The 2017 class of NAI fellows was announced Tuesday. They are recognized as fellows for demonstrating innovation in creating and facilitating […]

Dr. Sabrina Nunez selected as a 2017 Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award recipient

Dr. Sabrina Nunez, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Medical Education Division of the Department of Medicine was selected by Erika, C. Crouch, MD, PhD, chair, Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Awards in Medical Student Education selection committee and the entire selection committee as a 2017 Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Awards recipient. Goldstein Leadership Awards are […]

Installation of Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi

Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD (Endocrinology/Metabolish/Lipid Research) was installed as the inaugural Philip E. and Carolyn E. Cryer Professor of Medicine on November 13, 2017.

Installation of Dr. Weilbaecher

Katherine N. Weilbaecher, MD was installed as the Oliver M. Langenberg distinguished Professor of the Science and Practice of Medicine on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Dr. Weilbaecher is a Professor of Medicine and of Cell Biology and Physiology and of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of […]

Seven faculty are 2017 AAAS Fellows

Seven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis are among 396 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Michael G. Caparon Jr.; Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH; John A. Cooper, MD, PhD; Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD; Susan K. Dutcher; Timothy J. Eberlein, MD — all at the School […]

Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell received the Gloria Anzaldúa Advocacy at Intersections Award

Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell received the Gloria Anzaldúa Advocacy at Intersections Award at the 10th Annual WUSTL James L. Holobaugh Honors Ceremony, on November 7, 2017. This award recognizes an individual who shows great commitment to advocating at intersections of LGBTQIA identities, as well as illuminating and supporting the diversity of individuals within LGBTQIA communities. Pictured right: Dr. Kara […]

Installation of Dr. Gregory Lanza

Gregory M. Lanza, MD, PhD was installed as the James R. Hornsby Family Professor of Biomedical Sciences on October 23, 2017. He is a board-certified cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine. He directs the Consortium for Translation Research in Advanced Imaging and Nanomedicine (C-TRAIN) and is a member of the […]

Drs. Fraser and Lewis receive Equality Award

The Equality Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The awards presented at the Human Rights Campaign gala dinners are the highest honor the organization bestows in the area of achieving equality for LGBTQ people. […]

Gordon recipient of Massry Prize

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will share the 2017 Massry Prize with fellow microbiome researchers Norman Pace, PhD, of the University of Colorado Boulder, and Rob Knight, PhD, of the University of California San Diego.

Gordon receives Jacobæus Prize

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2017 Jacobæus Prize from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for his role as the founding father of gut microbiome research.

Robyn Klein named vice provost and associate dean for graduate education for DBBS

Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist recognized internationally for her work on the brain’s immune system, has been named vice provost and associate dean for graduate education for the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) at Washington University in St. Louis. She will begin her new post Jan. 1. Read the full story […]

DiPersio honored by leukemia & lymphoma society

John DiPersio, MD, PhD, the Virginia E. and Samuel J. Golman Endowed Professor of Oncology and director of the Division of Oncology has been named a 2017 Legacy Leadership Award honoree by the Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.