Update to WUSM #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives Efforts

In late May several Washington University School of Medicine students were discussing how they could make a difference in light of the resurgence of awareness of police violence and systemic racism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Several students organized quickly and within a week had developed a two-part effort to promote awareness […]

Dean’s Scholars Program 2021 – Request for Applications

The Division of Physician-Scientists announces the 2021 request for applications for the Dean’s Scholars Program. In an effort to provide more notice for applicants, the timeline for this award has been moved up, as compared to the 2020 RFA. Note, the earliest award start date is still July 1, 2021.

Identifying emerging diseases focus of new international collaboration

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are establishing a new international collaboration that aims to help scientists prepare for the next pandemic and, perhaps, provide insight into the current one. The School of Medicine is one of 10 sites and a coordinating center forming the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, […]

Medical Students Organize WUSM #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives Efforts

In late May, several School of Medicine students were discussing how they could make a difference in light of the resurgence of awareness of police violence and systemic racism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Jason Morris, third year medical student recalls, “My peers and I were wanting to voice support for communities […]

Internal Medicine Resident forms MDs for Racial Justice Book Club

The events of late have left many in the medical community considering their personal roles in addressing racial injustice. Internal medicine resident Rachel Cohen, MD, while reflecting on how she could make her own individual contribution to the cause, shared her thoughts and feelings with a friend. Knowing her busy schedule as a resident, Cohen’s […]

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 […]

Medical students assist health departments in tracking COVID-19

As the St. Louis region grapples with reopening businesses and lifting stay-at-home orders, more than 100 students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been volunteering to help local health departments perform case investigations and contact tracing, which are essential public health strategies to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

$3.7 million aimed at studying effect of manganese exposure on cognitive skills

Study of welders could shine light on early stages of Parkinson’s disease Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $3.7 million grant to investigate the link between manganese and cognitive problems. Understanding how the metal harms the brain could lead to better ways to prevent or treat some forms […]

COVID-19 in-home monitoring program launched

People with COVID-19 who are seen by Washington University physicians or BJC Medical Group providers, but not sick enough to be hospitalized, can be enrolled in an in-home health monitoring program. With daily check-ins for each patient via smartphone app or phone call, the program helps medical professionals identify signs of worsening illness early so […]

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

Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 am – Clopton Auditorium  

Podcast: Infectious diseases expert on the current state of the novel coronavirus

A new podcast about work involving the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 launches today. We highlight some of the heroic efforts in research and patient care underway on the Washington University Medical Campus. Shortly after a novel coronavirus first appeared in China in late 2019, researchers, doctors and staff at the School of Medicine began preparing for […]

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 […]

Match Day 2020 goes virtual

  Reluctantly, faculty and students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis added social distancing to this year’s Match Day, the celebrated annual milestone when U.S. medical students learn where they will train as residents after graduation. For the medical school’s 2020 class of 118 physicians-to-be, as well as for hundreds of medical […]

Coronavirus Information from Dr. Hilary Babcock

Dr. Hilary Babcock, an infectious disease specialist at Washington University School of Medicine and BJC’s director of infection prevention, shares some important information about coronavirus.

National Hospitalist Day

Division of Hospital Medicine celebrating National Hospitalist Day.  

We are the academy – Teaching support, resources ramp up in advance of curriculum renewal

In less than a year, the School of Medicine will debut a new curriculum — known as the Gateway Curriculum — focused on emerging technologies, integrated community outreach programs, student health and wellness, and educational instruction that incorporates research-based best practices. The latter poses a particular challenge in revising the curriculum, said Eva Aagaard, MD, the […]

Andrew Odden, MD: Appointed as Vice Chair of Patient Safety

Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce that Andrew Odden, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Hospital Medicine and General Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has been appointed as Vice Chair of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Odden has been an esteemed member of the Washington University community […]

Institute for Public Health and Washington University Join Effort to End AIDS by 2030

As of Dec. 1, 2019, St. Louis is now one of more than 300 Fast-Track Cities committed to ending HIV/AIDS by the year 2030. The Institute for Public Health and Washington University are committed to helping St. Louis leaders reach initiative goals. On Dec. 1, National World AIDS Day, the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, Bill […]

Dr. Mark Thoelke to step down as Director of Division of Hospital Medicine

Mark Thoelke, MD, SFHM is stepping down as Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine, as of Jan 1, 2020 to have more time and flexibility for travel with his family.  Dr. Michael Lin, Professor of Medicine, will be the Interim Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine while we initiate a national search for […]

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 […]

Kendall named director of allergy and immunology division

Peggy Kendall, MD

Peggy Kendall, MD, was named director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She joined the university from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, where she was an associate professor of medicine and pathology, microbiology and immunology.

The Stanley J. Korsmeyer Memorial Lectureship

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

The Stanley J. Korsmeyer Memorial Lectureship was established in 2005 at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. Eric P. Newman Education Center, Floor 1 EPNEC Auditorium “ER Stress: Reprogramming the Tumor Microenvironment” Download Flyer (pdf)

Reflection of values – The School of Medicine pledges $100 million to offset tuition through scholarships and revise the curriculum

On a crisp autumn Saturday two years ago, the newly appointed senior associate dean for education began getting ready for an important finance meeting with the medical school’s senior leaders. That’s when a crazy idea struck her. “I was thinking about ways to reduce medical school debt and, on a broader level, my overall purpose […]

Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy with Adia Wingfield, PhD.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Department of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital’s Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital invite you to join us as Adia Harvey Wingfield, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, presents about her most recent book, Flatlining: Race, […]

School of Medicine establishes Division of Physician-Scientists

Addressing a nationwide shortage of physician-scientists, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has established a Division of Physician-Scientists to help nurture the career development of physicians who treat patients and also want to conduct scientific research. The division will provide resources, mentorships, and research and leadership programs to encourage and inspire physicians interested […]

Cresci spearheads precision medicine statement for heart failure

Sharon Cresci, MD, an associate professor of medicine and of genetics in the Cardiovascular Division at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, led a committee that developed the American Heart Association’s (AHA) scientific statement on the potential for precision medicine to improve treatment for patients with heart failure. The statement is published Sept. 12 in […]

Academy of Educators member induction ceremony

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, September 24 from 4-5p (with reception to follow) for the Academy of Educators member induction ceremony. Each of you has at least one faculty member who was selected for membership this year. I am hopeful that the members themselves have invited you to the event, but in the […]

Melvin Blanchard, MD – Division of Medical Education

Dear colleagues, Dr. Melvin Blanchard has taken an important new leadership position at the Baltimore Medical Center and will be leaving his current position at Washington University School of Medicine on October 31, 2019. Although Dr. Blanchard’s’ departure is a great loss for our department, this is a tremendous opportunity for Dr. Blanchard and he will be joining […]

DOM Faculty and Family Day at the Zoo – October 13th, 2019

The Office of Faculty Development in the Department of Medicine will be hosting DOM Faculty and Family Day at the St. Louis Zoo on Sunday, October 13th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  We invite ALL DOM faculty and their families to attend.  In addition to spending a fun and adventurous day at the St. […]

Rood gives keynote at ostomy conference

Richard P. Rood, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, gave the opening keynote address at the United Ostomy Association of America’s national conference Aug. 7 in Philadelphia. His talk was titled “My life as a nearly 50-year-ostomate. How ostomy care has matured in the […]

Women Leading in Medicine & Science Symposium: Forging Ahead

Please join us for the inaugural WUSM symposium aimed at the professional development of women in academic medicine to provide strategies for career advancement, opportunities for networking and interdepartmental community building.

Veterans Townhall Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019 5 pm – 7 pm Ministries United 14550 New Halls Ferry Road Florissant, MO 63033 View the VASTLouis Facebook page for more information

2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference

REGISTER NOW! Join us for the 2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 Washington University in St. Louis—Danforth Campus Advance registration closes October 8 CEUs (for Social Workers and Counselors) are available. Visit the conference website for full details: sites.wustl.edu/transgenderspectrumconference/ Download the poster QUESTIONS: Contact artsci-transgenderspectrum@email.wustl.edu

Cardiovascular Division Leadership Announcement

Dr. Douglas L. Mann, the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Professor of Medicine, stepped 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 clinician, […]

Powderly to lead Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences

William G. Powderly, MD, the Dr. J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director of the university’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). The institute is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Evanoff […]

Blanchard appointed vice chair for education

The Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named Melvin Blanchard, MD, to the newly created position of vice chair for education. Blanchard will continue in his role as director of the department’s Division of Medical Education until a national search is concluded and a replacement is named. Regarding his role as […]

Siteman Cancer Center announces first network affiliate in Illinois

The Siteman Cancer Network, a partnership with regional medical centers, has added a third member, the network’s first in Illinois. Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill., has joined the network, which is aimed at improving the health of people and communities through cancer research, treatment and prevention. Membership in the Siteman network strengthens and further expands Alton Memorial’s […]

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 […]

Safety-net hospitals fare better under new Medicare reimbursement rules Readmission penalties reduced for hospitals with poorest patients

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 […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn!

Dear Faculty and Staff, We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn will be receiving the 2019 Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults on April 24th at 9:00 am at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. The Kopolow Award recognizes individuals in the St. Louis Metro Region who […]

DOM Medical Education Update

Colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Melvin Blanchard, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Medical Education and Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) is being promoted to Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Blanchard is a distinguished […]

In Vivo Imaging Core

Dear Department of Medicine Faculty, The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis created the In Vivo Imaging Core (IVIC) in the division of Infectious Diseases to provide a cost-effective resource for investigators requiring in vivo imaging and multi-dimensional data analysis for their research.  Since its inception in 2013, the IVIC has provided imaging […]