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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...

Biomarker predicts which pancreatic cysts may become cancerous

Cysts likely to become cancerous identified with 95% accuracy

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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...

Snapshot of chikungunya could lead to drugs, vaccines for viral arthritis

KATHERINE BASORE Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a detailed 3-D structure of chikungunya...

Department of Medicine Faculty Recognition Reception

The Department of Medicine recently recognized faculty who have been honored with teaching and clinical awards this past year. Their...

Colonna, Ley elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two physician-scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are among the 100 new members and 25 foreign...

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Department of Medicine, Research Strategic Planning- Faculty Town Hall Meetings

Let’s discuss the future of research in our Department – from bedside to basic science and back to the people...

Ethic of Service Award celebrates those who care about the region

Dean Emeritus Bob Virgil (front row, second from right)  joins recipients of the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service...

Safety-net hospitals fare better under new Medicare reimbursement rules Readmission penalties reduced for hospitals with poorest patients

MATT MILLER Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, led a study showing that...

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Dr. Shail Mehta joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Shail Mehta joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as an Assistant...

Cardiovascular Division Leadership Announcement

Dr. Douglas L. Mann, the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Professor of Medicine, has decided to step down as Chief of the...

Up to $24 million will help to eliminate 2 tropical diseases

Up to $24 million will help to eliminate 2 tropical diseases Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports research to fight...

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Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases on April 1, 2019 as an...

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...

The warrior within

MATT MILLER Robert D. Schreiber, PhD, right, consults with doctoral student Samuel O. Ameh. Their work exploring the immune system’s...

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Congratulations to Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn!

Dear Faculty and Staff, We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn will be receiving the 2019 Alene and...

Obese mouse mothers trigger heart problems in offspring

A diet high in fats and sugars is known for its unhealthy effects on the heart. Scientists now have found...

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Topical immunotherapy keeps skin cancer risk at bay

A combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous skin lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers the risk...

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DOM Medical Education Update

Colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Melvin Blanchard, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Medical...

In Vivo Imaging Core

Dear Department of Medicine Faculty, The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis created the In Vivo Imaging Core...

$3.4 million aids effort to make a better flu vaccine

The influenza vaccine is only good for one flu season, partly because different strains of the virus circulate every year....

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Unnecessary testing for UTIs cut by nearly half

Tests to detect urinary tract infections (UTI) often are performed routinely in hospitals, even when patients don’t have symptoms. Such...

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The Loeb Teaching Fellows

Subject: The Loeb Teaching Fellows On behalf of Loeb Selection Committee co-chairs, Dr. Eva Aagaard and Dr. Mary Klingensmith, we...

School of Medicine expands mission of McDonnell Genome Institute

The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is entering a new era of genomic medicine, expanding...

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Teaching Scholars Program

Dear Department Heads, Assistants to Chairs, Course and Clerkship Directors and Office of Education Community: The Office of Education presents...

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Office of Education February 2019 Newsletter

Gordon honored with Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been recognized with the Frontiers of...

Teitelbaum awarded 2019 King Faisal International Prize in Medicine

Steven Teitelbaum, MD, the Wilma and Roswell Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in...

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Dr. Wang-Sik Lee joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Wang-Sik Lee joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hematology as an Assistant Professor on January 22,...

Dr. Sumanth Gandra joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Sumanth Gandra joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor on January...

White named director of Division of Palliative Medicine

Patrick White, MD, an assistant professor of medicine, has been named director of the newly formed Division of Palliative Medicine...

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Dr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni joined the Department of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division as an Instructor on...

New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes

Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into...

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Gerald Medoff, former director of infectious diseases division, 82

Gerald Medoff, MD, an emeritus professor of medicine and former director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chair...

Dr. Laneshia Tague joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Laneshia Tague joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as an Instructor...

Dr. Humaira Khalid Naseer joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Humaira Naseer joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology as an Instructor on January 1, 2019....

$9 million supports deep dive into breast, pancreatic cancers

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health...

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Dr. Bethany Prudner joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Bethany Prudner joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an Instructor on January 1, 2019....

Dr. Karolyn Oetjen joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Karolyn Oetjen joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an Instructor on January 1, 2019....

Dr. Shail Mehta joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Shail Mehta joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as an Assistant...

Medication for severe acne alters skin microbiome

Isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, has been prescribed to treat acne for decades. It reduces oil production in the...

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Diamond honored with 2019 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award

Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, an infectious diseases specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been...

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Dr. Gerald Dorn receives 2019 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award

The 2019 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award recipients are: Robert Anderson, MD, PhD—University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Treating systemic diseases with...

J. Evan Sadler, director of hematology, 67

Dear colleagues, It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Dr. Evan Sadler died peacefully at...

Artificial intelligence and the future of medicine

Washington University researchers are working to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems for health care, which have the potential to transform...

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Siteman Cancer Center plans 2020 opening at Memorial Hospital East

Siteman Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region, has received all necessary approvals to...

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University receives new grant to fund Amgen Scholars Program

Washington University in St. Louis has received a new grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on laboratory experiences to...

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Dr. Miriam Jacome-Sosa joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Miriam Jacome-Sosa joined the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in the Geriatrics and Nutritional Science Division in November,...

Dr. Devesha Kulkarni joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Devesha Kulkarni joined the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in the Division of Gastroenterology in October, 2018. She...

Philips named co-director of infectious diseases division

Tuberculosis expert Jennifer Philips, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine, has been named co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the...

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