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Robyn Klein named vice provost and associate dean for graduate education for DBBS

Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist recognized internationally for her work on the brain’s immune system, has been named...

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Join OUTmed for 2017 st. louis pride festival parade – sunday, june 25

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Type of sugar may treat atherosclerosis, mouse study shows

A new study shows that a type of natural sugar called trehalose triggers an important cellular housekeeping process in immune...

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Rare gene mutations inspire new heart drugs

What if you carried a genetic mutation that left you nearly impervious to heart disease? What if scientists could bottle...

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Molecular Microbiology special seminar – Dr. Yu-Min Chuang – Wednesday, June 7 – 12:00 Noon

Eva Aagaard, MD to join Department of Medicine faculty as senior associate dean for education

Eva Aagaard, MD, a noted physician and educator at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named senior...

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Thomas Maddox, MD new faculty member in Department of Medicine – inaugural director of health systems innovation lab

Thomas Maddox, MD, is leading the new Health Systems Innovation Laboratory, a partnership between BJC HealthCare and Washington University School...

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Rupa Patel, MD, MPH seeks to prevent HIV infections worldwide

In 1978, during the infancy of the AIDS epidemic, reports about isolated cases of gay men suffering from a rare...

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Cancer drug may help patients with severe asthma

A new study co-authored by Mario Castro, MD, suggests a targeted cancer drug called imatinib (Gleevec) may help some patients...

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New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer

A new imaging technique based on light and sound produces images doctors can use to distinguish cancerous breast tissue (below...

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Transplant center grand rounds – Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2 pm, Wohl auditorium

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DiPersio honored by leukemia & lymphoma society

John DiPersio, MD, PhD, the Virginia E. and Samuel J. Golman Endowed Professor of Oncology and director of the Division...

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MTS protocol chemo/biotherapy dose rounding – May 9, 2017 implementation

MTS Protocol-Bio-Chemotherapy Dose Rounding_FINAL 2017 (doc) Physician Memo_Chemotherapy-Biotherapy Dose Rounding_2017 (pdf)

Siteman cancer center opens expanded st. charles county facility

Siteman Cancer Center will open its newly expanded and renovated outpatient facility at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in St. Charles...

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IMSD career pathways seminar: a discussion on careers in science policy and academia. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 5:30 pm – Moore Auditorium

Millman receives career development award from diabetes foundation

Jeffrey R. Millman, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research at Washington University...

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Semenkovich recipient of 13th annual outstanding faculty mentor award

Clay Semenkovich, MD, recipient of the 13th Annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Washington University Postdoctoral Society.

Kao selected as Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb teaching fellow

Patricia Kao, MD, selected as a Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellow for 2017-2019. 

Nunez selected as Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb teaching fellow

Sabrina Nuñez, PhD, selected as a Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellow for 2017-2019.

Semenkovich featured as Max Miller lecturer in diabetes research

Clay Semenkovich, MD, featured as the 57th Annual Max Miller Lecturer in Diabetes Research at the Metabolism Club at the...

What you should know about the rising problem of antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic-resistant infection is a rising issue in American society and thousands of people die each year when they develop infections...

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Study: accomplished female scientists often overlooked

Conference organizers invite male speakers over equally qualified women

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Diamond named Gasser Professor of Medicine

Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, recognized internationally for his research involving Zika and related viruses, has been named the Herbert S....

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Rogue breast tumor proteins point to potential drug therapies

Such treatment options are missed by genomic sequencing.

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Antibiotic Resistance Affects All Surgical Specialties: A lecture by Michael S. Gilmore, PhD, Thursday, April 20, 2017

Genetic errors associated with heart health may guide drug development

Natural genetic changes can put some people at high risk of certain conditions, such as breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or...

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Distinguished faculty, Goldstein honors awarded

Several Department of Medicine faculty members recently were honored with Distinguished Faculty Awards for their wide-ranging achievements, dedication and talent. ...

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Study reveals ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs for common heart procedure

Changes in coronary angioplasty could save $300 million annually.

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Babcock named VP of health-care epidemiology group

Hilary M. Babcock, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of...

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Online database aims to collect, organize research on cancer mutations

Researchers have developed an online “knowledgebase” intended for the gathering and organization of this information so that clinicians have improved...

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Powderly named president of Infectious Diseases Society of America

William G. Powderly, MD, co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...

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Drug combination effective against chikungunya arthritis in mice

Combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the chikungunya virus can eliminate the signs of chikungunya arthritis...

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Odom John focused on developing new diagnostic tests, treatments to fight malaria

Audrey R. Odom John, MD, PhD, a globally recognized malaria expert at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...

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New public health directorship from BJC HealthCare honors Shapiro; Powderly named inaugural holder

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has announced that William G. Powderly, MD, the current director of the Institute for Public Health,...

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Resisting Zika

Undeterred, researchers are tackling a global crisis from multiple directions.  Read the full story in Washington University’s Outlook Magazine »

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Study unveils new way to starve tumors to death

Blocking cancer cells’ metabolism may make treatments more effective and less toxic, according to senior author Brian A. Van Tine,...

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Medical students present distinguished teaching awards

School of Medicine students recently honored faculty, residents and staff with the Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2015-16 academic...

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Blanchard receives teaching award

Melvin Blanchard, MD, Professor of Medicine and program director of the internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, has received a...

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Department of biochemistry & molecular biophysics – visiting faculty candidate seminars

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics will have seminar visits from five faculty candidates in the new year. The...

Department of developmental biology – visiting faculty candidate seminars

The Department of Developmental Biology will have seminar visits from faculty candidates during January and February 2017.  All seminars, unless...

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Kwon named national academy of medicine fellow

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, has been selected as a 2016 National Academy of Medicine fellow in osteopathic medicine.

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Govindan receives smoking, disease award

Ramaswamy Govindan, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one...

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In highly lethal type of leukemia, cancer gene predicts treatment response

Patients with the most lethal form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) – based on genetic profiles of their cancers –...

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New topical immunotherapy effective against early skin cancer

A combination of two topical drugs that have been in use for years triggers a robust immune response against precancerous...

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Megan Tierney Baldridge, MD, PhD

Dr. Megan Baldridge grew up in Houston, Texas, but blames her Pittsburgh origins for her lack of a Texan accent....

Researchers launch first clinical trial for wolfram syndrome

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine are launching a new clinical trial to assess the safety of a drug...

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Antibody protects developing fetus from zika virus, mouse study shows

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have identified a human...

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Cause of inflammation in diabetes identified

Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and other, related complications....

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Zika infection reduces fertility, lowers testosterone in male mice

Human studies needed to determine if men similarly affected.Read the full story on the School of Medicine’s site »

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Zika infection reduces fertility, lowers testosterone in male mice

A new study in mice suggests that Zika infection also may have worrisome consequences for men that interfere with their...

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