Long-standing hormone treatment for donated hearts found to be ineffective (Links to an external site)

Practice of using thyroid hormones to preserve function for transplantation may even cause harm Doctors managing deceased organ donors routinely treat the donors’ bodies with thyroid hormones in a bid to preserve heart function and increase the quantity and quality of hearts and other organs available for transplantation. However, according to a recent clinical trial […]

Funding advances four community-academic partnerships, current funding round closes Dec. 6 (Links to an external site)

Four projects that received Partnership Development & Sustainability Support (PDSS) from the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research are reporting successful preliminary outcomes. PDSS funding enables partners to develop the trust, infrastructure, capacity and skills needed to undertake future collaborative research. The current PDSS funding round closes December 6th.

Device for noninvasive brain biopsies via blood draw moves closer to market approval (Links to an external site)

FDA grants WashU-based technology ‘Breakthrough Device’ designation A device aimed at enabling neurosurgeons and other physicians to perform noninvasive blood-based biopsies in adults with brain tumors has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “Breakthrough Device” designation. The device includes technology from Washington University in St. Louis and developed by Cordance Medical Inc., a medical device […]

ICTS Precision Health Team Develops Genomic Return of Results Service 

Precision Health Graphic

Returning genetic results to research participants requires thoughtful planning. ICTS Precision Health at Washington University in St. Louis, aims to catalyze genomic research by providing grant review and development services, guidance and resources for genomic researchers and genomics education in the community. Precision Health is a component of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences’ […]

Wearable tech for contact tracing developed (Links to an external site)

Chenyang Lu

‘Potentially powerful’ automated tool could help fight COVID, future pandemics in hospitals In the battle against COVID-19, contact tracing has proven to be a vital weapon in curbing the spread of the virus. While numerous contact tracing methods have emerged, manual contact tracing methods are often slow and inaccurate while smartphone-based tracing suffers low adoption […]

Jonathan Williams, MD receives Award from the Southeast MMC Hub

Jonathan Williams, MD

Congratulations to PROUD-MED Scholar Jonathan Williams, MD (Neurology) on his recent feasibility and efficacy award from the Southeast MMC Hub! The award, supported through Meharry Medical College, is based on the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AiM-AHEAD) program. In this one year project, Dr. Williams will evaluate a culturally […]

Academy honors six university faculty

Laura Bierut, MD

Six Washington University in St. Louis faculty members and one alumnus are being honored by the Academy of Science – St. Louis for their outstanding contributions to the field. They will be recognized at an awards dinner Sept. 20 at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Laura Jean Bierut, MD, is the Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry […]