I am pleased to announce that Namrata Patel, MD, has accepted the role of Director of the Forum for Women in Medicine (FWIM). Dr. Patel is an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics in the Divisions of General Medicine and Hospitalist Medicine, respectively. Dr. Patel received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Emory University. […]
Radiotherapy may improve heart function by reducing inflammatory immune cells Cardiologists and radiation oncologists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis pioneered the use of radiation therapy — a strategy typically used against cancer — to treat patients with a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular tachycardia.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found an innovative way to block infection by a variety of alphaviruses, a group of mosquito-borne viruses that can cause joint and brain infections in people. The study, led by Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine, and Daved […]
CareSTL recently celebrated their 54th Anniversary Gala held Thursday, November 16th at the Redbird Club at Busch Stadium, CareSTL Health is a community-based healthcare system that provides healthcare services to underserved, underinsured, and uninsured populations. They help to shape healthy lifestyles in our community. Their mission is to improve health outcomes in our community by […]
Scott Carter, 64 of Lincoln County is one of an estimated 28.3 million people who smoke cigarettes. Now he’s kicking the habit cold turkey after a new discovery. Only First Alert 4 is getting a look at the new robotic at Barnes-Jewish Hospital which found Carter’s cancer was growing.
Grant, partnership with community organizations expected to boost access to care to medically underserved In 2020, overwhelmed hospitals and excessive fatalities defined a world grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Simultaneously, a new challenge emerged: A growing population struggled to recover fully from COVID-19.
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Liberia, and unofficially in countries like Brazil and the Philippines. It is also observed in the Dutch town of Leiden and the Australian territory of Norfolk Island. The fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday […]
We are pleased to share the news that DOLF Director, Gary Weil received the 2023 Kyelem Prize at the annual Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD). Described by some as the “Oscar” of neglected tropical disease (NTD) research, this prize recognizes people in the field who have been particularly effective in bringing […]
More accurate detection of a specific molecular marker in leukemic cells will help assess measurable residual disease and guide treatment decisions, improving patient outcomes, report investigators in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics Grant A. Challen, PhD, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, lead investigator, has been published […]
Two Washington University breast cancer researchers at Siteman Cancer Center have received national Career Catalyst Research Grants from Susan G. Komen® to accelerate their discoveries. Siteman is based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers are among 49 scientists in this round of funding receiving a total of $19.3 million […]
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2023 The American Heart Association will present the 2023 Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Research Goes Red® Award to Zainab Mahmoud, M.D., M.Sc., of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. This award will be presented during the opening session of the Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023 on Saturday, Nov. 11. The meeting, to […]
In their newly-published article in Nature Communications, a multi-center group led by Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, WashU Division of Nephrology, describes previously unknown mechanisms of action of mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) and its therapeutic function, with regards to kidney disease. MANF is a secreted endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein that possesses cytoprotective properties.
Diwali is one of the most significant and widely celebrated festivals in India and among Hindu communities around the world.
Epigenetics of cancer critical in understanding tumor initiation, growth and spreading For decades, scientists have been sequencing the DNA of many cancer types, identifying errors in the genetic code to help understand the formation of tumors, how they grow and what leads to their spreading. But sometimes cancer is driven by subtle changes in the […]
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital recognized six Department of Medicine internal medicine residents and fellows with the 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award. This award recognizes and fosters a new generation of compassionate, skilled physicians who show extraordinary care for the patient. The physicians were celebrated during the 39th […]
Native American Heritage Month is observed during the month of November in celebration and recognition of the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, contributions, and history of Native American and Indigenous peoples in the United States.
Anuja Java, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at WashU Nephrology, is the organizer and co-moderator of the Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA) Workshop, to be held during Kidney Week 2023, the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) annual meeting, in Philadelphia, PA.
The Alliance is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of its esteemed award program. Celebrating the local, regional, and national contributions of members and leaders in education, research, administration, and leadership, the Alliance Awards Program highlights influential faculty and staff in departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals.
A $10.9 Million SPORE Grant for Pancreas Cancer expands on research funded by a prior pancreas cancer SPORE grant and various studies undertaken at Washington University. It targets novel therapeutic targets for the management of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), recognized as the most lethal variant of pancreatic cancer. Currently, the five-year survival rate for PDAC […]
Sponsored by the Academy of Educators, the annual Education Day was held on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, to celebrate educational excellence across the School of Medicine. This year’s theme was Climate Change – Adapting the Environment to Today’s Learner. The event featured a variety of educational workshops and roundtables, a keynote address from Stuart Slavin, MD, […]
Veterans Day is a federal holiday observed on November 11th by the United States to honor all who have served the country during war or peace, whether they are dead or alive – although it is primarily intended to thank our living veterans. First known as Armistice Day, President Woodrow Wilson set aside the day […]
Chenyang Lu to lead multidisciplinary institute
Dear colleagues, I am sad to inform you of the passing of our dear colleague, Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Herrmann on October 16, 2023. Her patients absolutely adored her and her colleagues admired and respected her. Dr. Herrmann touched all of us in so many ways, and she considered all her patients and colleagues to be friends. […]
Researchers receive prestigious SPORE grant for pancreatic cancer Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research and clinical trials aimed at improving therapies for pancreatic cancer.
Kelly Bolton, MD, PhD, physician-scientist at Washington University School of Medicine, is the recent recipient of The Women Scientists Innovation Award for Cancer Research. The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a premier cancer research charity, recently announced the first recipients of A Grant of Her Own: The Women Scientists Innovation Award for Cancer Research. Eleven […]
Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience a top Missouri, national school
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
The Infectious Diseases Society of America is pleased to honor 11 infectious diseases leaders at IDWeek 2023 with Society Awards for their contributions to infectious diseases and public health.
Thank you, residents and interns, for all you do for one another and for your patients. Though often under-appreciated, your work does not go unnoticed. Help us highlight the kindness, clinical judgement, resourcefulness, and work ethic.Nominate a resident/intern for Housestaff of the month or just share something good. September 2023 Inpatient Resident of the MonthChloe Ferris Chloe […]
World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10th as a day to promote mental health awareness, education, and advocacy. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. World Mental Health Day is […]
As a hospitalist, Mark Williams, MD, has spent quite some time considering how we can improve the patient experience, during hospitalization and in the follow-up care once released. He recently wrote an editorial to an article about the experience of family caregivers in an American hospital as their loved one went through the transition of the ICU […]
The mission of General Medicine is to provide the highest quality patient care, to educate and train physicians of peak caliber, and to conduct research, all in the context of academic primary care internal medicine. Jennifer M. Schmidt, MD, FACP, a general internist in the division shares with us more about her job and why […]
Obesity is a major health problem in our country because of its high prevalence and its causal relationship with multiple, serious medical diseases. There is no organ system in the body that isn’t adversely affected by excess body fat and it is the second most common cause of preventable death after smoking. Having a body […]
A Word from the Vice Chair Education in the Department of Medicine continues to thrive thanks to the commitment, innovation, expertise, and dedication of our DOM GME and UME leaders and directors, our outstanding clinical teachers and mentors, our exceptional trainees, and the support of our Department Chair. In our Office of the Vice Chair […]
More than 65 women physicians have been recognized for inspiring others as they lead the way forward in medicine and healthcare.
The Department of Medicine is proud to announce that 112 of our faculty have been selected for the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.
Dr. Yamuna Reddy Kondapally joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in September of 2023. She was born and raised in Hyderabad, India. During the final year of her medical school, in 2013, she came to the United States as a visiting scholar to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical […]
Dr. Madeline McCrary joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor as of September 2023. She specializes in clinical infectious diseases and addiction medicine with a focus on improving the multidisciplinary care of patients who use drugs (PWUD). She completed her medical school at the University of North […]
Dr. Vivian Ortiz joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Assistant Professor in September 2023. Dr. Ortiz attended medical school at Meharry Medical College and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She then completed her gastroenterology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and […]
Dr. Kelly McDermott joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics as an Assistant Professor in September of 2023. She is from Virginia Beach, VA. Her key interests are preventative medicine, management of obesity and chronic disease, social and structural determinants of health. Her research interest and curricular development in […]
Physician-scientist integrates patient care, innovative research on inflammation in heart failure For Washington University cardiologist Sumanth Prabhu, MD, the stethoscope is not only indispensable as a diagnostic tool but presents powerful symbolism. He sees it as a channel that connects the patient to the clinician, a conduit through which a current of information flows from the […]
Dr. Huda Al-Bahadili joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research as an Instructor as of August 2023. Dr. Al-Bahadili was born in Iraq and raised in Jordan. She pursued her passion for medicine and earned her MD from Mu’tah University in Jordan before coming to the United States […]
Dr. Catherine Hermann joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics as an Assistant Professor as of August 2023. In her practice, she has emphasized primary prevention for hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. She enjoys working with students and internal medicine residents, both teaching and learning from them. They push […]
We’re absolutely thrilled to share some incredible news that we received from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). Dr. Civitelli has been announced as the recipient of the highly prestigious ASBMR 2023 Gideon A. Rodan Excellence in Mentorship Award!
Dr. Kan Liu joined the Department of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division as a Professor as of August 2023 and is currently a Professor at the Heart and Vascular Center and the Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa. He is also the Echo/Cardiovascular Imaging Medical Director at the Heart and Vascular Center and […]
Dr. Amaad Rana joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology as an Assistant Professor as of August 2023. He was born in Georgia and raised in Alabama. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, for college, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Arabic Language. He […]
Dr. Morgan Schoer joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology as an Assistant Professor as of August 2023. She is a highly respected physician-educator who has distinguished herself in clinical nephrology and education. Dr. Schoer has received all her undergraduate and graduate training here at WUSM in St. Louis. She received her […]
It’s long been known that exercise doesn’t help most people lose weight. So why should anyone trying to shed pounds still keep exercising? New research has the answer. A study published in the journal Nature Metabolism found that people who combine exercise with dieting can double the metabolic health benefits of their weight loss.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $5.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate immune responses to a cancer-causing virus after organ transplantation in children.
Dr. Lindsay Meurer joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Assistant Professor in August of 2023. She received her medical degree with AOA and Gold Humanism distinction from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She completed internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve – University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, […]