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Powderly will receive faculty achievement awards

William G. Powderly will receive Washington University in St. Louis’ 2023 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced. 

Powderly, MD, the Dr. J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, will receive the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award.

Powderly, an infectious diseases specialist and public health leader, has made contributions to biomedical science that have shaped the landscape of infectious disease medicine and advanced public health.

WIlliam Powderly

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Powderly led the national ACTIV-1 trial launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate pre-existing drugs normally prescribed for autoimmune conditions as potential treatments for COVID-19. Two of the drugs evaluated in the trial improved survival among people hospitalized with COVID-19. As the associate dean for clinical and translational science and director of the university’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, Powderly played a key role in coordinating Washington University’s scientific response to the pandemic by organizing emergency funding for COVID-19 research and facilitating the rapid launch of numerous studies.

While I am honored and humbled by the award, it is really a reflection on the wonderful colleagues and staff in Infectious Diseases, the IPH and the ICTS that I have been lucky to have worked with over my time here at Washington University.

William G. Powderly , MD

Powderly is also the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health. Under his direction, the institute has focused on broadening the impact of discovery science and addressing disparities in health outcomes. In addition, Powderly is co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, in which capacity he oversees the clinical operations, educational programs, and clinical and translational research of the division. He also serves as an attending physician on the infectious diseases consult service, where he cares for patients and trains medical fellows, residents and students.

William G. Powderly and Lori A. Setton will receive Washington University in St. Louis’ 2023 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced. They will be honored at the university’s annual Founders Day dinner Nov. 4.