ICTS-funded investigator conducts crucial research to better understand, diagnose, and treat rare genetic disease

Dr. Fumihiko Urano

Rare diseases are just what their name implies – each one affects a limited number of people. But with this rarity comes unique challenges, and among the biggest challenges faced by these patients are the roadblocks they encounter with gathering information about their conditions, being properly diagnosed, and finding the best resources and treatment options […]

COVID Biorepository will be Closing

BJC Foundation, Siteman, ICTS logos

The Washington University COVID-19 biorepository that was jointly sponsored by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the Siteman Cancer Center, and the ICTS, has been an incredible success. Use of these samples has diminished substantially over the past two years and all remaining samples are being distributed to final users by the Tissue Procurement Core. The […]

Partnership Development and Sustainability Support Program (PDSS) 2024-2025 Awardees

PDSS 2024-2025 Awardees newspost

The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is pleased to announce seven partnerships were selected to receive funding through the 2024-2025 Partnership Development and Sustainability Support (PDSS) program. PDSS awards provide up to $10,000 in funding for investigators and their community partner(s) to support their new or existing partnership efforts over a 12-month period. The […]

2024 Leader in Innovation Award: Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR  (Links to an external site)

Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR

Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR is widely recognized as a distinguished leader in the clinical delivery and rigorous investigation of image-guided therapies for venous thromboembolism (VTE). He completed medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1992), medical internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1993), radiology residency at UCLA Medical […]

ICTS Announces 2024-2025 CTRFP Awardees

Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital awards 20 investigators as part of the 17th annual Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program (CTRFP). The CTRFP is the largest internal grant funding program of the ICTS. Applicants are required to submit proposals for projects that promote the translation […]

Future of precision medicine must involve Black community (Links to an external site)

Myla Hunter, a Black Girls Do STEM participant, presented alongside Jariyah McCalister, Savannah Ewing, Maame-Owusua Boateng (Yale), and Devin Brown (Yale) at the Association of Public Health's Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA

Three years ago, we met as virtual colleagues on a project to understand the extent of COVID-19 infections in the St. Louis region. Dr. Maricque, then a new faculty member at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), was a researcher and site coordinator, and Dr. Carter served as a project phlebotomist while completing her […]

ICTS investigators optimize methods of treatment for blood cancers through genome sequencing test

Drs. Duncavage and Spencer

When it comes to pinpointing the best courses of treatment for cancer patients, there is always room for improvement. That has been the belief for two investigators at the Washington University School of Medicine, leading them to the groundbreaking development of a genomic sequencing test that captures a full picture of patient-specific data. This provides […]

Ciorba receives grant to evaluate treatment for colorectal cancer   (Links to an external site)

Matt Ciorba, MD

Matthew A. Ciorba, MD, a professor of medicine and director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a $2.8 million award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate a new treatment in combination with routine radiation and chemotherapy in patients […]