As 2021 comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on everything we have accomplished together. Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID, resulting in more than five million deaths around the world, and the tremendous suffering in our community caused by social injustice, racial violence, and health inequity, we still have much […]
Experts in clinical operations and basic science to lead division
Dear Colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Vlad Kushnir, MD, has accepted the position of Director of Interventional Endoscopy effective December 1, 2021. Dr. Kushnir attended medical school at The Ohio State University and completed his internal medicine residency, GI fellowship and advanced interventional endoscopy training here at Washington University, joining the […]
It is my pleasure to announce that Elaine M. Majerus, MD, PhD and Stephen T. Oh, MD, PhD, have been named co-Chiefs of the Division of Hematology in the Department of Medicine, effective December 1, 2021. Dr. Majerus will be responsible for the clinical operations, clinical research and clinical training aspects and Dr. Oh will be responsible for […]
Longtime mentor to students, residents has played myriad roles in medical education
Become a Summer Research Mentor Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education Clinical Research Mentors Needed! Students are admitted via a competitive application Fulltime, 3 credit program runs June 1 July 29, 2022 Students have 5 hours of weekly coursework in June (Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Research) Students work fulltime in mentor’s lab […]
I am pleased to announce that Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, has been appointedVice Chair of Global Health in the Department of Medicine effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Dávila-Román will also be Director of the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Dávila-Román is Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular […]
It is my distinct pleasure to announce that Dr. Thomas M. De Fer has been appointed the Chief of the Division of General Medicine. Tom has served as the interim Division Chief for General Medicine since September 2019. He is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical Student Education at Washington University School […]
We received an overwhelming response of applications for attending the virtual Harvard Medical School Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare conference from November 1-3. Unfortunately, we were not able to fund participation of all of the applicants. As stated in the application, this year we decided to accept applications on a first come, first serve basis. […]
I am pleased to announce that Thomas Ciesielski, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has been appointed as Vice Chair of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Ciesielski did his undergraduate training at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where he was […]
Recognized for expertise in quality improvement, teamwork, care transitions
Dear colleagues, Juneteenth is an important day in the history of the United States. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon Grander announced the end of the Civil War and that the enslaved were free. This announcement, however, came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. As many enslavers continued […]
It is my pleasure to announce that Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM, will be joining Washington University School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine as the new Chief for the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Williams is being recruited from the University of Kentucky, where he is currently the Chief Quality and Transformation Officer […]
It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Timothy Ley, the Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Apple Chair in Oncology, Professor of Medicine and of Genetics and Director of the Section of Stem Cell Biology in the Division of Oncology has joined the leadership team of the Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) as […]
It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Sumanth D. Prabhu will join the Department of Medicine as the new Chief for the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Prabhu will become the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases on October 1, 2021. Dr. Prabhu joins us from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he […]
Nephrologist also joins NIH board of scientific counselors
As part of ‘All of Us’ research program, School of Medicine will seek to enroll local participants
On Wednesday, April 21st, a virtual celebration was convened via Zoom to recognize Gary J. Weil, MD as the inaugural recipient of the Drs. Gerald and Judy Medoff Professorship in Infectious Diseases. Weil also serves as Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology.
Abby L. Spencer, MD, has been named vice chair of education and professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She also has been named director of the Academy of Educators at the School of Medicine and to the editorial board of the Journal of General Internal […]
On Friday, April 2nd, a virtual celebration was convened via Zoom to recognize Jeffrey Miner, PhD as the inaugural Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professor of Medicine in Nephrology. Miner also serves as Director of Basic Research for the Division. The professorship honors Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD, Professor Emeritus, Division of Nephrology, and his wife, Judith, […]
It is my pleasure to announce that Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD, has been named the new Chief of Medicine at the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System, effective April 12, 2021. Dr. Bernal-Mizrachi is the Philip E. and Carolyn E. Cryer Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research in the […]
Neurosurgeon and scientist Albert H. Kim appointed director
I am pleased to announce that Anthony Dao, MD has been appointed the new Director of the OUTmed program for the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. OUTmed began in 2017 as a forum for LGBTQIA+-identified faculty, trainees, employees and allies. Since its inception, we have successfully increased the visibility of the LGBTQIA+ […]
I am pleased to announce that the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named Abby L. Spencer, MD, MS, FACP to the position of Vice Chair of Education and Professor of Medicine. Dr. Spencer will also be the new Director of the Academy of Educators at Washington University School of […]
Dear colleagues and friends, As we close the door on 2020, I look back on a year that none of us will ever forget. COVID-19 dramatically altered our lives and as a department we responded with determination, innovation, and courage to address many unprecedented COVID related challenges. I remain in awe of the ability of […]
Barrette, Henderson, Hunstad, Liang, Reno named fellows of Infectious Diseases Society of America
Equalize is a virtual mentor program and pitch competition designed to take national action around the disparity of women academic inventors forming university startups. This mentorship and education program culminates in a one-day virtual pitch event on September 22, 2021. The program selects, coaches, and promotes academic women inventors with startup technologies to engage the […]
School of Medicine supports partnership working to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, World AIDS Day, the St. Louis City Department of Health hosted a virtual celebration recognizing the first anniversary of Fast-Track Cities St. Louis and the launch of its new HIV data dashboard. Washington University School of Medicine […]
It is my pleasure to announce that Angela L. Brown, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine has been appointed as Vice Chair for Health Equity for the Department of Medicine. In this new role, Dr. Brown will lead our diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism activities. She […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (November 23, 2020) – At least one out of every 100 St. Louis County adult residents had an active COVID-19 infection earlier this fall, while about five out of every 100 adults had contracted the disease at some earlier point, according to test results of a representative sample of county residents. […]
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 […]
The Medicine Mentors is a podcast where top physician mentors share key insights, traits and best practices based on their own experiences to guide medical students and residents. Listen to the November 9, 2020 episode, “Good to Great with Dr. Dominique Cosco” here.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 am – Clopton Auditorium
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
So many questions are surfacing regarding the Coronavirus so we called in Dr. Hilary Babcock from Barnes-Jewish Hospital to answer them once and for all.