Ramakrishnan received Gilead HIV Research Scholars Program Award

Aditi Ramakrishnan, MD

Aditi Ramakrishnan, MD MSc, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, received the Gilead HIV Research Scholars Program Award. Dr. Ramakrishnan was selected as one of three award recipients by Gilead Research Scholars to receive the Gilead HIV Research Scholars […]

ZeNan Li Chang – 2024 AGA Research Foundation awardee

Zenan Chang, MD, PhD

ZeNan Li Chang, MD, PhD, Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the 2024 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Fellowship-to-Faculty Transition Award. The AGA program serves as a catalyst for discovery and career growth among the most promising researchers in gastroenterology and hepatology. “This year’s awardees are an exceptional group of […]

Award of up to $31 million supports development of osteoarthritis treatment (Links to an external site)

Farshid Guilak, PhD, and Christine Pham, MD, collaborate on research together. They were photographed on March 13, 2024. MATT MILLER/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Researchers aim to create treatment that promotes tissue regeneration, restores joints Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, limits the mobility of 32 million people nationwide, many to the point of significant disability. Affected individuals face limited options, as there are no drugs to cure or substantially lessen the disease, and invasive joint replacement is often the […]

Chheda Receives Dr. Ralph & Marian Falk Medical Research Trust – Catalyst Award

Milan G. Chheda, MD

Milan G. Chheda, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Oncology, received the Dr. Ralph & Marian Falk Medical Research Trust – Catalyst Award, to fund his project titled: Genetic arming of Zika virus to treat patients with glioblastoma. The Trust is managed by Health Resources in Action (HRiA), a nonprofit consultancy, which makes funding decisions on […]

NIH grant to fund radiation oncology center on Medical Campus (Links to an external site)

David G. DeNardo, PhD and Albert M. Lai, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA

School named part of national network focused on biology of irradiated tumors Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a five-year, $7.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a radiation oncology center that is part of a select national network of centers aimed at understanding the biologic […]

Fehniger receives grant for trial of immunotherapy against melanoma  (Links to an external site)

Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD

Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine, and colleagues Alice Y. Zhou, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine, Ryan C. Fields, MD, the Kim and Tim Eberlein Distinguished Professor, and George Ansstas, MD, an associate professor of medicine, all at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have received $1.5 million from […]

Siteman Investment Program awards $1.5 million in cancer research grants (Links to an external site)

Siteman Cancer Pedal the Cause

Research focused on blood, brain, breast and colon cancers; improving awareness of the link between alcohol use and cancer risk; and clinical trials for high-risk prostate cancer and high-grade neuroendocrine neoplasms are among the projects that will benefit from $1.5 million in new grants announced by Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of […]

Awardees announced for Needleman innovation, commercialization program (Links to an external site)

Three Washington University researchers developing promising therapeutics for cancer and heart disease have been named the inaugural awardees of an innovative, new program that provides critical funding to help move research toward early-stage clinical trials and commercialization. The awardees — Carl DeSelm, MD, PhD, John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, and Kory Lavine, MD, PhD — will receive financial support […]

Ciorba receives grant to evaluate treatment for colorectal cancer    (Links to an external site)

Matt Ciorba, MD

Matthew A. Ciorba, MD, a professor of medicine and director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a $2.8 million award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate a new treatment in combination with routine radiation and chemotherapy in patients […]

Career Catalyst Grants from Susan G. Komen® Accelerate Breast Cancer Research (Links to an external site)

Dr. Priyanka Verma

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 […]

Three New Clinical Trials of Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Beginning at Siteman Cancer Center (Links to an external site)

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 […]

$10 million in grants aimed at preventing organ rejection after transplantation (Links to an external site)

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 […]

Neidorffs commit $5 million to honor distinguished clinicians (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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). […]

$3.7 million supports crowdsourced database of cancer genomics (Links to an external site)

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 […]

Servant leader – Native St. Louisan Lee Kling is thinking about his city’s needs now and in the future (Links to an external site)

Throughout the St. Louis region, underserved and low-income patients cannot obtain quality health care. Many live in poverty without access to medical services, or even food. Dedicated community leader Lee Kling has seen firsthand how economic disparities create lifelong challenges for so many people. In response to those challenges, Kling, a St. Louis native and […]

$4.6 million supports increasing diversity in biomedical research (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 […]

$7.5 million to fund pioneering approaches to respiratory disease (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 […]

Up to $24 million will help to eliminate 2 tropical diseases (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 […]

$5 million supports innovative breast cancer trial (Links to an external site)

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 (Links to an external site)

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 […]