Batista receives DOD and Siteman Cancer Center awards

Luis FZ Batista, PhD

Luis F.Z. Batista, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Developmental Biology, WashU Division of Hematology, Member – Center for Genome Integrity, received grants from the Department of Defense as well as Siteman Cancer Center for his work to uncover novel mechanisms related to telomerase dysfunction in bone marrow failure and pre-malignant patients. Dr. Batista’s research […]

Noonan Receives ASN KidneyCure Fellowship

Megan Noonan, PhD

The role of alternative splicing factor Srsf7 in diabetic kidney disease progression Megan Noonan, PhD, WashU Division of Nephrology, received the American Society of Nephrology, ASN, KidneyCure Ben J. Lipps Fellowship. Dr. Noonan’s research aims to uncover novel mechanisms of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) progression via dysregulated alternative splicing. She will be investigating the role […]

June 2024 Accolade Recipients – SAFE (Supporting a Fair Environment)

June 2024 Accolade Recipients – SAFE

Congratulations to the 4 Department of Medicine (DOM) Accolade Recipients WashU School of Medicine strives to maintain an environment conducive to learning, research, and high-quality patient care We aspire to an environment that is inclusive and free from harassment or intimidation, with respect and collegiality for all. Professionalism consists of altruism, compassion, empathy, respect for […]

Charles Crecelius received James Pattee Award

Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, FACP, DMD

Charles Crecelius, MD, Associate Professor, WashU Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, was awarded the 2024 James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education by The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education was established in 1997 to honor James Pattee, MD, CMD, the father of the AMDA Certification Program […]

Hammond Awarded Harold Amos Faculty Development Award (Links to an external site)

Gmerice Hammond, MD MPH

Gmerice Hammond, MD MPH, Instructor in Medicine, received a Harold Amos Faculty Development Award for her project entitled “The Impact of the ACO REACH Program on Racial Inequities in Heart Failure.” The study examines whether a new Medicare payment program helps reduce gaps in care and outcomes for Black patients with heart failure.

AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Development Program Funding Award Recipient

Patricia Litkowski

Patricia Litkowski, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine, has been selected to attend the highly selective AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar July 2024, standing out among numerous applicants across the country. Dr. Litkowski serves as the Medical Director of Patient Experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Director of […]

Washington University School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society announces class of 2024

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society - Class of 2024

The Alpha Omega Alpha Executive and Selection committees announce the new faculty, alumni and house officers to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Class of 2024. AΩA is the honor medical society recognizing, advocating for, and inspiring physicians in the care of patients and promotion of health. Members may be elected throughout their career […]

May 2024 Accolade Recipients – SAFE (Supporting a Fair Environment)

May 2024 Accolade Recipients – SAFE (Supporting a Fair Environment)

Congratulations to the 11 Department of Medicine (DOM) Accolade Recipients WashU School of Medicine strives to maintain an environment conducive to learning, research, and high-quality patient care We aspire to an environment that is inclusive and free from harassment or intimidation, with respect and collegiality for all. Professionalism consists of altruism, compassion, empathy, respect for […]

May 2024 Kudos and Awards

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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. May 2024 Inpatient Intern of the MonthDr. Alex Zdonczyk […]

Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Receives Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium Pilot and Feasibility Award (Links to an external site)

Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD

WashU Nephrology congratulates Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, for being selected to receive a Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium (PKD RRC) Pilot and Feasibility Award for his project titled “Defining GPRC5A as a Therapeutic Target for ADPKD.”  He is one of six 2024 PKD RRC awardees.  

The Kuehner effect (Links to an external site)

Kory Lavine, MD/PhD ’08, center, professor of medicine and director of the Cardiovascular Precision Medicine Research Initiative, consults with investigators in his lab. (Photo: Matt Miller/Washington University School of Medicine)

Donor plays key role in driving personalized cardiovascular research at the School of Medicine When St. Louis native Kim Kuehner, MBA ’77, made his first foray into medical philanthropy in 2018, he viewed it as a long-term investment that would enable him to play a role in advancing human health. He did not expect his […]

WashU Celebration of Inventors 2024 (Links to an external site)

The 2024 Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was presented to John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, the Virginia E. and Sam J. Golman Endowed Professor of Oncology by Provost Beverly Wendland.

On April 25, 2024, the Office of Technology Management hosted the seventh annual Celebration of Inventors, an event to honor and recognize Washington University inventors, researchers and faculty entrepreneurs.  Honorees included 2023 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awardees; National Academy of Inventors Fellows and Senior Members; and the recipient of the 2024 Chancellor’s […]

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 […]

Erin Baum, MD, Receives LeJIT Teaching Award (Links to an external site)

Erin Baum, MD

The Gateway Medicine Clerkship has selected Dr. Erin Baum to receive the “LeJIT” Teaching Award. This award recognizes Dr. Baum’s excellence in completing just-in-time assessments during the 2024 Block 1 Medicine Clerkship (January-February 2024). They stated, “You skillfully integrate JITs into your clinical and teaching workflows and provide meaningful, timely feedback to students through your […]

April 2024 Kudos and Awards

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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.  April 2024 Inpatient Intern of the MonthDr. Kyle Liu […]

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 […]

2023 DOM Faculty Recognition Reception

2023 Faculty Recognition Reception

Celebrating outstanding faculty contributions fostering excellence in medical education, clinical care and research at WashU School of Medicine Gallery Awardees

Diwan named inaugural Shaeffer professor (Links to an external site)

Abhinav Diwan, MD (center), of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the inaugural Charlie W. Shaeffer, MD, Professor of Cardiology. He is shown at his installation ceremony with David H. Perlmutter, MD (left), executive vice chancellor for medical affairs, the George and Carol Bauer Dean of the School of Medicine, and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor; and Victoria J. Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the Department of Medicine. (Photo: Dan Donovan/Washington University)

Abhinav Diwan, MD, a highly regarded cardiologist with expertise in the molecular underpinnings of cardiovascular disease, has been named the inaugural Charlie W. Shaeffer, MD, Professor of Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Pachnyski receives 2024 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award

Russell Pachynski, MD

Russell Pachynski, MD, Associate Professor, WashU Division of Oncology, received the 2024 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award for research work on – Tumor-Targeted Therapeutic that Recruits Immune Cells. Harrington Discovery Institute was established in 2012 to accelerate the development of new treatments to address major unmet needs in medicine and society. Since its founding, Harrington has supported […]

Ian Ross to Receive Sydney S. Pearl ’32 Clinical Teacher of the Year Award

Ian Ross

Ian Ross, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, WashU Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, is to receive the Sydney S. Pearl ’32 Clinical Teacher of the Year Award at the 2024 WashU Commencement Ceremony. The Sydney S. Pearl, fund was established in 1978 with a gift of $10,000 to endow the “Sydney S. Pearl MD […]

Sadhu Selected as DASP Faculty Honoree (Links to an external site)

Justin Sadhu, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Dr. Justin Sadhu, is a 2023-2024 faculty honoree of the Washington University Distinguished ALumni Scholarship Program. Created in 1989, the Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Program (DASP) grants four entering students per year a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, for a total of 16 DASP students at the school at one time. Institutional funds are […]

Huffman Named William Bowen Endowed Professor (Links to an external site)

Mark Huffman, MD

Mark D. Huffman, MD, MPH, tenured Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the DOM Global Health Center, has been appointed as the inaugural William Bowen Endowed Professor. The appointment recognizes Dr. Huffman’s outstanding leadership in preventive cardiology and cardiovascular health research at an individual and population level, and at a global scale. His research program […]

Abby Spencer, MD, receives APDIM Dema C. Founders Award

Abby Spencer, MD

Abby Spencer, MD, MS, FACP, Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Academy of Educators at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, received the APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award that honors a member of the internal medicine community recognized nationally as an educator, innovator, […]

2023-2024 Department of Medicine faculty recognized at annual Distinguished Service Teaching Awards

Distinguished Service Teaching Awards

On April 16, 2024, the annual Distinguished Service and Teaching Awards ceremony was held honoring WashU Medicine educators who have made the most significant contributions to the training of future physicians. Initiated by students and implemented with support from the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE), the DSTAs allow students to express their appreciation for […]

March 2024 Kudos and Awards

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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.  March 2024 Inpatient Intern of the MonthDr. Ann Ayzman […]

Accolade Recipients – SAFE (Supporting a Fair Environment)

Elissa Arnold, MD, John Beeler, MD, PhD, and David Lambert, MD

Congratulations to the three Department of Medicine (DOM) Accolade Recipients WashU School of Medicine strives to maintain an environment conducive to learning, research, and high-quality patient care We aspire to an environment that is inclusive and free from harassment or intimidation, with respect and collegiality for all. Professionalism consists of altruism, compassion, empathy, respect for […]

2024 LEAD Award Recipients

2024 LEAD Award Recipients -Drs. Marks and Barlett

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2024 AWAM Leaders in Empowerment and Development (LEAD) Award! The Department of Medicine created an award to honor exceptional faculty members who promote the career advancement of women in various ways, such as being a mentor, sponsors, advocate, or positive role model. This year, Nancy Bartlett, MD, Korman Professor of […]

Ludmerer Elected Editorial Board Representative of Honor Society’s Journal

Kenneth Ludmerer, MD

Internal medicine specialist, medical historian is inaugural holder of the role Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, the Mabel Dorn Reeder Distinguished Professor in the History of Medicine and a professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected the inaugural editorial board representative of The Pharos, a journal of the […]

ICTS Announces 2024-2025 PDSS Awardees (Links to an external site)

Congratulations to Angela L. Brown, MD, Professor of Medicine who was one of the awardees. The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is pleased to announce seven partnerships were selected to receiving funding through the 2024-2025 Partnership Development and Sustainability Support (PDSS) program. PDSS awards provide up to $10,000 in funding for investigators and their […]

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 […]

Lasala Receives 2024 Miami Valves Lifetime Achievement Award (Links to an external site)

John Lasala, MD

Dr. John Lasala, Professor of Medicine and Director, Structural Heart Disease in the Cardiovascular Division, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Miami Valves annual international structural cardiology conference hosted by the International Medicine Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Office of Faculty Development Leadership Announcement

Anadkat-Antes-Alhamad

It is my pleasure to announce that Milan J. Anadkat, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has been promoted to Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Well Being for the Department of Medicine. He has led the Office of Faculty Development since 2020 overseeing new faculty orientation, […]