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Medical Students Organize WUSM #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives Efforts

In late May, several School of Medicine students were discussing how they could make a difference in light of the...

Effort to screen potential COVID-19 antiviral drugs underway

Six months into the pandemic, people diagnosed with mild cases of COVID-19 still are told to isolate themselves and wait...

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Dr. Alyssa Self joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Alyssa Self joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine in June, 2020. Dr. Self was...

Podcast: Racism as a public health issue

A new episode of our podcast, “Show Me the Science,” has been posted. At present, these podcasts are highlighting research...

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Dr. Amaad Rana joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Amaad Rana joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Instructor in June, 2020....

Dr. Aava Khatiwada joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Aava Khatiwada joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Instructor in June, 2020....

Dr. Taylor Geisman joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Taylor Geisman joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Instructor in June, 2020....

Internal Medicine Resident forms MDs for Racial Justice Book Club

The events of late have left many in the medical community considering their personal roles in addressing racial injustice. Internal...

Dr. Stephen Fuest joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Stephen Fuest is joining the Division of General Medicine in June 2020 as a Chief Resident and Instructor in...

Dr. Himachandana Atluri joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Himachandana Atluri joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Instructor in June, 2020....

Ibram X. Kendi on “How to Be an Antiracist”

2019 Guggenheim Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his renowned book “How to Be...

Neidorffs commit $5 million to honor distinguished clinicians

Noémi and Michael Neidorff have committed $5 million to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to honor highly...

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On the front lines: Intensive care physician Patrick Aguilar

Medical critical care director Patrick Aguilar, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, talks...

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Lift Every Voice and Sing

We remember those who have died and those who continue to suffer because of racism.  This song was written in...

Lisa Zickuhr appointed Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine

The Department of Medicine is very happy to welcome our new Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine, Dr. Lisa Zickuhr....

Siteman Cancer Center earns highest federal rating

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been recognized once again as a top U.S. cancer...

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AUPHA Annual Meeting: Keynote Presentation – Health Equity: Moving Beyond the Legacy of Racism and Discrimination

AUPHA is pleased to announce a special addition to the 2020 Annual Meeting. Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson will be delivering...

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Stroke survival rates worse in rural areas, study says

A major U.S. study reveals large gaps between urban and rural patients in quality of care received after a stroke...

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COVID-19 antibody tests evaluated as diagnostic test in low-resource settings

With Brazil leading the world in newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, Latin America has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic....

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Oral antibiotics work, shorten hospital stays for IV drug users with infections

People who inject illicit drugs can develop potentially deadly infections of the heart, blood, joints and soft tissues. Typically, such...

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Becoming Anti-Racist

Racism is against our departmental values of inclusion, diversity and equity.  Racism harms ALL of us in many ways. It...

Patients with COVID-19 donate specimens to advance research efforts

In the weeks before the St. Louis region saw its first patients with COVID-19, physician-scientists at Washington University School of...

Dr. Nishant Poddar joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Poddar completed medical school at V.S.S Medical College in India. He pursued a career in Internal Medicine at his...

Dr. Casey Katerndahl joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Casey Katerndahl joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an Instructor in June, 2020. The...

COVID-19 mouse model will speed search for drugs, vaccines

The global effort to quickly develop drugs and vaccines for COVID-19 has been hampered by limited numbers of laboratory mice...

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DBBS: Statement on #ShutdownSTEM

Dear DBBS Community, We are inspired by the sentiment of #ShutdownSTEM, hence we are aligning our Division with its aims...

Medical students assist health departments in tracking COVID-19

Washington University medical student Sharon Abada is one of more than 100 students at the School of Medicine who has...

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Dr. Kaori Sakurai joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Kaori Sakurai joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences as an Assistant Professor...

White Coats For Black Lives

The goal of this protest is to show support for communities of color and acknowledge that racism is a public...

$3.7 million aimed at studying effect of manganese exposure on cognitive skills

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $3.7 million grant to investigate the link...

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Dr. David Alvarado joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. David Alvarado joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Instructor in May, 2020. Dr....

Esther Chung, MD Dermatology Resident Creates GoFundMe Account to Feed Frontline Hospital Workers

Esther Chung, MD, a dermatology resident, is among the many Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital doctors who...

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$5 million supports research into neglected tropical diseases

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received two grants from the National Institutes of Health...

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COVID-19 study looks at genetics of healthy people who develop severe illness

To help unravel the mysteries of COVID-19, scientists are sequencing the DNA of young, healthy adults and children who develop...

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Global study to test malaria drug to protect health workers from COVID-19

With $9 million in philanthropic support, an international group of physicians and scientists is establishing a research network to evaluate...

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MD Commencement Recognition Ceremony 2020

Washington University School of Medicine recognizes Doctor of Medicine graduates during a virtual Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15, at...

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High participation in social distancing would decrease coronavirus impact in rural Missouri

High levels of social distancing would lower the COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and death rates over the next six months across...

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COVID-19 in-home monitoring program launched

People with COVID-19 who are seen by Washington University physicians or BJC Medical Group providers, but not sick enough to...

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New COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool and Registry

Lead by Washington University, researchers in the field of critical care outcomes have collaborated to set up an open-access website...

On the front lines in fight against COVID-19

Emergency medicine physician Komo Gursahani, MD, suits up in gloves, disposable gown, N95 mask and face shield before she sees...

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Dr. Juan Calix joins the Department of Medicine

Juan Calix, MD, PhD, joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Instructor in April,...

Dr. Nicole Ducharme joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Nicole Ducharme joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology as an Instructor in November, 2019. Dr....

Dr. Nichole Zehnder joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Nichole Zehnder joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Associate Professor in April,...

Diabetes reversed in mice with genetically edited stem cells derived from patients

Using induced pluripotent stem cells produced from the skin of a patient with a rare, genetic form of insulin-dependent diabetes...

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Research in most university labs moved from bench to internet

When Washington University Vice Chancellor for Research Jennifer K. Lodge first sounded the alarm about the disruptive impact COVID-19 likely would have...

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COVID-19 survivors needed to donate blood plasma

Infectious diseases physicians at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an expanded access program to give...

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Dr. Antonietta Franco joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Antonietta Franco joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pharmacogenomics as an Instructor in July, 2019. Dr....

Dr. Sytse Piersma joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Sytse Piersma joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology as an Instructor in September, 2019. Dr....