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 […]

Volunteer for Health assists researchers with reaching recruitment goals

Volunteer for Health logo

At Washington University (WU), more than 1,000 clinical studies begin every year. The ability of a study to recruit participants is often the deciding factor of the project’s success. Volunteer for Health was developed by Janet B. McGill, MD, MA, FACE, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research in the late 1990’s […]

ICTS Announces Inaugural Cohort for PROUD-MED

PROUD-MED 2023 Scholars graphic

The ICTS congratulates and proudly announces the selected 2023 Scholars for PROUD-MED, the Program for Underrepresented in Medicine for Equity and Diversity. PROUD-MED is a new initiative supported by the ICTS and Washington University School of Medicine to enhance underrepresented in medicine (URiM) faculty development by providing mentored clinical research training, dedicated Research Development Program (RDP) resources, senior faculty support, and group […]

NIH funds study of ultrasound with genetics to treat brain disorders (Links to an external site)

Researchers have developed methods to study and manipulate areas of the brain, though many of those methods are restricted by the limited depth that light can reach within the brain. A multidisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis plans to overcome that limitation by integrating ultrasound with genetics to precisely modify neurons in the […]