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 […]
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.
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 […]
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’ […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $5.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate immune responses to a cancer-causing virus after organ transplantation in children.
The Department of Medicine is proud to announce that 110 of our faculty have been selected for the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.
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 […]
Gabapentin prescriptions have drastically increased in the US due to off-labelprescribing in settings such as opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment to manage a rangeof comorbid conditions and withdrawal symptoms, despite a lack of evidence.