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Town Hall Discussions with the Chairman Monday April 16th, 2018 1:00-2:30pm

I am inviting junior faculty (Instructors and Assistant Professors) in the Department of Medicine to a forum where they will...

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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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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Search for Interprofessional Education Thread Director

Dear Department Chairs, Course Directors, Clerkship Directors and Thread Leaders: Please distribute to interested faculty. The Office of Medical Student...

Physician’s call to action: Compassionate medicine

HUY MACH Barbara Lutey, MD, an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Education at Washington University School of Medicine...

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Rupa Patel Earns St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award

Study of smoking and genetics illuminates complexities of blood pressure

Analyzing the genetics and smoking habits of more than half a million people has shed new light on the complexities...

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Cancer weapon

While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment...

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Despite odds, fish species that bypasses sexual reproduction is thriving

The very rare animals that reproduce asexually — only about one in 1,000 of all living vertebrate species — are...

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Forum for Women in Medicine boosts female physicians, trainees

During an informal gathering with female medical residents a few years ago, Rakhee K. Bhayani, MD, recognized a familiar refrain. Many...

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ID’ing features of flu virus genome may help target surveillance for pandemic flu

The current influenza outbreak – the worst across the United States in nearly a decade – is worrisome but still...

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Illinois oncology group joins Washington University Physicians practice

The physicians of Illinois Oncology Ltd. in Swansea, Ill., are joining the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in...

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Light-triggered nanoparticles show promise against metastatic cancer

A new anti-cancer strategy wields light as a precision weapon. Unlike traditional light therapy — which is limited to the...

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Genetic lung disease’s molecular roots identified

Respiratory infections peak during the winter months, and most people recover within a few weeks. But for those with a...

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New inpatient towers cater to women, infants, cancer patients

The first moments of life for critically ill infants born at Barnes-Jewish Hospital entail an urgent transport from the labor and delivery...

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Joining forces to stop cycle of violence in St. Louis

The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis will launch the regional St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence...

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Dr. John Gorcsan joins the Division of Cardiology

Dr. John Gorcsan III is a Professor of Medicine with tenure and Director of Clinical Research, Division of Cardiology at...

Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable

More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur...

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Dr. Michael Rauchman joins the Nephrology Division

Michael I. Rauchman, MDCM, is Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology.  He joined the...

Cancer Weapon: Zika virus kills glioblastoma stem cells in early research

Zika virus kills glioblastoma stem cells in early research BY TAMARA BHANDARI While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the...

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Leading with empathy: the transformative influence of a doctor who hasn’t forgotten his past

Will Ross knows he should be dead. Before his teen years, he had been beaten and bloodied countless times and...

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Dr. Jeannine Basta joins the Nephrology Division

Dr. Jeannine Basta joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology on January 1, 2018.  She was previously...

Study prompts new ideas on cancers’ origins

Rapidly dividing, yet aberrant stem cells are a major source of cancer. But a new study suggests that mature cells...

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