Paper Focused on Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Published in Nature

Michael Diamond, MD, PhD and Daved Fremont, PhD recently had a paper published in the journal Nature. The paper describes how Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) interacts with its receptor, LDLRAD3. This is important because VEEV is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that causes fast-spreading outbreaks. There are no good therapies or preventives for VEEV encephalitis, and figuring […]

Four steps to a healthy WashU community (Links to an external site)

With the start of the academic year, each and every member of the Washington University in St. Louis community who will be on campus this fall will be required to follow four steps – four public health measures that must be completed by students, faculty and staff individually, but will have an impact globally.

Washington University Teaching Physician Pathway Goes Virtual in Response to COVID

Embedded within the Internal Medicine Residency Program are a variety of educational pathways where residents can specialize their skills. For residents who wish to explore teaching as a possible career path, the Washington University Teaching Physician Pathway (WUTPP) provides opportunities for growth and development as a clinician-educator. One component of the WUTTP program involves pairing […]

Podcast: Racism as a public health issue (Links to an external site)

In St. Louis, as in much of the United States, African Americans are more likely to test positive for COVID-19. They’re also more likely to be hospitalized, to end up in intensive care and to die of the infection. Further, protests that have erupted against police violence point to another stressor shouldered primarily by African […]

Lift Every Voice and Sing

We remember those who have died and those who continue to suffer because of racism. This song was written in a different time in our history and the messages and sentiments contained in it remains relevant today in the US and throughout the world. We aspire to live up to the meaning and instructions contained in […]

Academic Women’s Network Dinner

The Academic Women’s Network Fall Dinner: “Ally, Advocate, or Accomplice: We are Better Together” with guest speaker Michelle Lall, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine took place on November 19, 2019.

Lavine receives presidential early-career award (Links to an external site)

Kory J. Lavine, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He was nominated for the honor by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

OUTMed at St. Louis PrideFest

OUTmed, an organization for LGBTQIA-identified faculty, staff, trainees and allies at the School of Medicine, participated in St. Louis’ PrideFest and Parade on June 30. OUTmed, a forum based in the Department of Medicine, is open to anyone in the School of Medicine interested in OUTmed activities, regardless of departmental affiliation. This was OUTmed’s third […]

Welcome to Peggy Kendall, MD

We are pleased to announce that Peggy Kendall, MD will be the new Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine effective August 1, 2019. Dr. Kendall is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in […]

National Clinician Scholars Program

The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) offers a two-year training experience with formal leadership and master’s level research training. Scholars endeavor to be change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care. Download NCSP flyer

In Vivo Imaging Core

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis offers In Vivo Imaging Core (IVIC) in Infectious Diseases to provide a cost-effective and sustainable in vivo imaging resource and multi-dimensional data analysis for WUSM researchers. Two-photon microscopy is widely used in the fields of cell biology, immunology and microbiology to image single-cell dynamics in native 3D tissue environments. […]

Lowering hospitals’ Medicare costs proves difficult (Links to an external site)

A payment system that provides financial incentives for hospitals that reduce health-care costs for Medicare patients did not lower costs as intended, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers assessed what is called a bundled-payment system, in which hospitals are assigned a target cost for […]

Report addresses national shortage of physician-scientist trainees (Links to an external site)

Many lifesaving advances in human health can be traced to physician-scientists, the professionals who treat patients while also conducting biomedical research. “They’re an essential national resource because of their collective impact on understanding diseases and helping to extend life spans,” said Melvin Blanchard, MD, director of the Division of Medical Education and of the Internal Medicine […]