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New Faculty Orientation

Town Hall Discussions with the Chairman Monday, June 25, 2018, 2018 5-6:30PM

Town Hall Discussions with the Chairman As a reminder, Dr. Fraser is inviting junior faculty (Instructors and Assistant Professors) in...

Decades of dedication lead to drug trial for rare, fatal illness

When Kim Morey was a young girl, a mysterious illness affected her family, striking relatives one by one at around...

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Pew Selects 22 Scientists to Investigate Fundamental Biomedical Questions – Dr. Megan Baldridge of Washington University Named

PHILADELPHIA—The Pew Charitable Trusts named 22 early-career researchers today as the 2018 class of Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences....

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Dr. Sina Jasim joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Sina Jasim joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research on October 1,...

Scientists ID source of damaging inflammation after heart attack

Scientists have zeroed in on a culprit that spurs damaging inflammation in the heart following a heart attack. The guilty...

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Sandor Kovacs, MD, PhD, Selected as Honorary Doctor at Lund University

Sandor Kovacs, MD, PhD attended a ceremony in Lund, Sweden, during which he was given an honorary degree from Lund...

Brain cancer vaccine effective in some patients

Most people with the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma die less than 18 months after diagnosis. But a multicenter clinical trial...

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15 Incredible Things That Happen to Your Body When You Lose Weight

Losing weight can seem like an overwhelming undertaking, but even dropping just a few pounds can have a big impact...

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Eczema drug effective against severe asthma

Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients’...

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Blood type affects severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli

A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with “travelers’ diarrhea” and children in underdeveloped areas of the...

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Why chikungunya, other arthritis-causing viruses target joints

Chikungunya virus is a growing threat to the United States and other regions of the world as the mosquito that...

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Dr. Medoff honored with plaque representing the annual Gerald Medoff, MD Visiting Professors

Faculty and fellows gathered to present the “Annual Gerald Medoff MD Visiting Professor”  plaque to Dr. Medoff.  Dr. Medoff is...

$5 million supports innovative breast cancer trial

A $5 million grant from the Department of Defense will support research at Washington University School of Medicine in St....

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The Belly Fat Battle

Visceral fat differs from subcutaneous fat in that it releases fatty acids and inflammatory substances directly into the liver rather...

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Internal Medicine Scholars Symposium May 16, 2018

How a light touch can spur severe itching

For some people, particularly those who are elderly, even a light touch of the skin or contact with clothing can...

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Hawthorn InvestiGirls program makes college feel ‘more real’

Washington University students are working closely with staff at Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls in north St. Louis to help...

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Best Practices for Physician-Scientist Training Programs: Recommendations from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

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Patient Safety: It’s Not Rocket Science

Experimental arthritis drug prevents stem cell transplant complication

An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new...

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Epic Training Sessions in May, 2018

Keck Fellowship Applications Due May 1, 2018

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Washington University

Major milestone reached in effort to ID cancers’ genetic roots

Researchers nationwide have reached a major milestone in describing the genetic landscape of cancer. Scientists at Washington University School of...

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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...

Drug compound shows promise against rheumatoid arthritis

Scientists have designed a new drug compound that dials down inflammation, suggesting possible future uses against autoimmune disorders such as...

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Antibiotic use increases risk of severe viral disease in mice

People infected with West Nile virus can show a wide range of disease. Some develop life-threatening brain infections. Others show...

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Performance Management Courses

Staff Performance Evaluation Short Performance Evaluation Form

NIH Repays Your Student Loans

Infectious diseases docs may be lifesaving for patients with antibiotic-resistant infections

For patients with difficult-to-treat, drug-resistant infections, seeing an infectious diseases specialist can be a lifesaver. Such patients experienced significantly lower...

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The One Doctor You Need to See If You Get an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

Patients who developed infections that were resistant to antibiotics were much more likely to survive if doctors specializing in infectious...

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Infectious Diseases Consultation Reduces 30-Day and 1-Year All-Cause Mortality for Multidrug-Resistant Organism Infections

Abstract Background Multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) infections are associated with high mortality and readmission rates. Infectious diseases (ID) consultation improves clinical...

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Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD – New Medical and Scientific Director of the BTCF

I am very pleased to announce Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD, as the new Medical and Scientific Director of the...

Teaching Scholars Program Seeking Submissions

No progress seen in reducing antibiotics among outpatients

Despite public health campaigns aimed at reducing unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics, the drugs continue to be prescribed at startlingly high...

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Gut microbes influence severity of intestinal parasitic infections

A new study indicates that the kinds of microbes living in the gut influence the severity and recurrence of parasitic...

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Academy of Science-St. Louis honors three researchers

Three researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are being honored for their outstanding contributions to science by the Academy...

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CRISPR enhances cancer immunotherapy

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cellular immunotherapies to treat cancer. These therapies involve collecting a...

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Dr. Mark Udey joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Mark Udey joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology on June 1, 2017. Dr. Udey has...

Advanced Training in Clinical Investigation Available Through the Clinical Research Training Center

Rupa Patel, MD, MPH, DTM&H, assistant professor of medicine, invited to speak and join technical discussions at the UNAIDS meeting March 7, 2018.

Dr. Patel will take part in a meeting entitled, “Working towards International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) Recommendations...

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Megan Baldridge, MD, PhD receives 2017 Innovator Award

Megan Baldridge, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, is among 13 recipients to receive  Kenneth Rainin Foundation “Innovator Awards”.  The...

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$5 million aids development of artificial red blood cells

Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 46. In the U.S., there are about...

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NCI director talks immunotherapy, cancer research on Med Campus

Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, the newly appointed director of the National Cancer Institute, visited the Medical Campus this week...

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Dr. Heather Jones joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Heather Jones joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology on September 1, 2017. She completed both...

Dr. Elizabeth Nieman Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth Nieman joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology on September 1, 2017. Dr. Nieman sees children...

Distinguished Faculty Awards 2018

Alan C. Braverman, MD – Distinguished Clinician Award Angela L. Brown, MD – Distinguished Community Service Award Victor G. Davila-Roman,...

6th Annual Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference and Call for Abstracts

The Center for Diabetes Translational Research Soliciting Applications

Similarities found in cancer initiation in kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas

Recent research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis demonstrated that mature cells in the stomach sometimes revert...

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