$10 million in grants aimed at preventing organ rejection after transplantation

Transplant surgeons and researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received two grants totaling $10 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how immune cells contribute to organ rejection, with the aim of improving the viability of organs after transplant. A $7.7 million program project grant from the […]

Drug development for severe respiratory diseases supported with $3.9 million grant

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $3.9 million development award supporting new technologies and therapeutics to advance a first-in-class drug to treat debilitating lung diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Neidorffs commit $5 million to honor distinguished clinicians

Noémi and Michael Neidorff have committed $5 million to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to honor highly regarded physicians Robert C. Packman, MD, and John S. Daniels, MD, with the establishment of two new endowed professorships in their names. The Neidorff family has long been impressed with the quality of care delivered by […]

Halting opioid abuse aim of several grants from NIH, CDC

Tapped for their work aimed at stemming opioid abuse and halting what has become an epidemic in the United States, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received federal grants totaling more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). […]

Ofer Zimmerman, MD receives $100,000 Physician Scientist Fellowship Award

10.18.19 Ofer Zimmerman, MD, a clinical fellow in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine, received a $100,000 Physician Scientist Fellowship award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He will be working in the laboratory of Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine, to study the role of variations in the […]

$3.7 million supports crowdsourced database of cancer genomics

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support an open-source database aimed at boosting personalized approaches to cancer treatment. The database is designed to help doctors match cancer mutations — found in patients’ tumors — with drugs that […]

$4.6 million supports increasing diversity in biomedical research

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received two grants totaling $4.6 million to support a training and mentorship program aimed at increasing the diversity of the U.S. biomedical research workforce. The two grants — from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — provide […]

School of Medicine receives award to develop physician-scientists

Aiming to encourage and inspire more physicians to develop careers that blend scientific research with patient care, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) has announced that Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will receive a prestigious, $2.5 million Physician-Scientist Institutional Award. The award — of which only 10 have been given, five of them […]

$5 million grant endows research to advance blood disorder therapies

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $5 million grant from the Edward P. Evans Foundation to establish and endow a new center focused on advancing research and improving treatments for a rare set of blood disorders called myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, that leaves the body unable to make enough healthy […]

$7.5 million to fund pioneering approaches to respiratory disease

Michael J. Holtzman, MD, director of the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received awards totaling $7.5 million to support innovative research aimed at defining and controlling chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The largest grant, a $6.6 million outstanding […]

$15 million supports quest for personalized leukemia therapies

Washington University investigators at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been awarded a $15 million grant to better understand the genetic changes that drive acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a deadly blood cancer, and predict patients’ responses to therapy. The findings also may enable investigators to develop more […]

Siteman Cancer Center awarded $7.8 million to expand clinical trials access

Physicians at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been awarded a six-year, $7.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to play a leading role in designing, conducting and enrolling patients in clinical trials through the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network. The funding acknowledges Siteman’s continued […]

Seed funding – Research investment targets lesser-known form of cancer

Multiple myeloma remains largely incurable for most patients, despite improvements in treatment options. The blood cancer, which affects the plasma cells of bone marrow, takes the lives of 11,000 Americans each year. Now, a $20 million gift from Rodger Riney and his wife, Paula, is bringing hope to those afflicted — including Riney himself. The […]

Up to $24 million will help to eliminate 2 tropical diseases

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 […]

$9 million supports deep dive into breast, pancreatic cancers

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the life histories of breast and pancreatic cancers. The grant is part of the NIH’s Human Tumor Atlas Network, a large-scale effort to understand the life span of tumors, including how normal […]

Diamond honored with 2019 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award

Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, an infectious diseases specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been chosen as the recipient of the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s 2019 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award. He is being honored for his contributions to understanding the molecular basis of disease caused by globally emerging RNA […]

Dr. Gerald Dorn receives 2019 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award

The 2019 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award recipients are: Robert Anderson, MD, PhD—University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Treating systemic diseases with very long fatty acids Rosa Bacchetta, MD—Stanford University Genetically modified T cells to treat autoimmune disorders Gerald Dorn, MD—Washington University School of Medicine Targeting mitochondria to treat Charcot Marie Tooth and other neurodegenerative disorders Joachim […]

University receives new grant to fund Amgen Scholars Program

Washington University in St. Louis has received a new grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on laboratory experiences to undergraduate students through the Amgen Scholars Program. This marks the ninth year the university is participating in the program, which aims to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing undergraduate students with summer research opportunities […]

$20 million gift boosts multiple myeloma research

The blood cancer multiple myeloma takes the lives of about 11,000 Americans each year. While treatment options and life expectancy have improved in recent years, there’s still no cure. That reality has inspired St. Louis native Rodger Riney and his wife, Paula, to give $20 million to research teams at Washington University School of Medicine […]

$11.5 million supports innovation in leukemia research

Extending its standing as one of the top leukemia programs in the United States, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been awarded an $11.5 million grant to further high-level investigations into leukemia and related blood cancers. The grant, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), funds a prestigious Specialized Program in Research […]

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

The award will provide up to $460,000 over four years in financial support for the award recipient. In addition, the Foundation will retire up to $100,000 of medical school debt still owed. The application deadline for the 2019 Physician Scientist Award is Monday, December 3, 2018. Detailed information about the award, eligibility criteria, application guidelines and forms […]

Kuehner commits $15 million to fund personalized medicine research

Washington University alumnus Kim D. Kuehner has committed $15 million through outright and planned gifts to support research that advances personalized approaches to fighting heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. His gift to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will establish and endow the Kim D. […]

$5 million supports innovative breast cancer trial

A $5 million grant from the Department of Defense will support research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aimed at improving breast cancer therapies. The research focuses on HER2-positive breast cancer. Such tumors are dotted with an overabundance of so-called HER2 receptors. About 20 percent of women with breast cancer have HER2-positive […]

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 […]

Morris, Humphreys receive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funding

Samantha A. Morris, PhD, an assistant professor of developmental biology and of genetics, and Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, the Joseph Friedman Associate Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine, each have received one year of support to conduct what is called single-cell RNA sequencing with a focus on cells in the kidney, liver and small intestine. Work in […]

CD2H Grant Announcement

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce our participation in the CTSA Program Data to Health Coordination Center (CD2H) has been awarded to Oregon Health & Science University, Northwestern University, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Sage Bionetworks, together with The Scripps Research Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, The University […]