‘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.
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 […]
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 […]
Complete picture of genetic errors can advance precision medicine approaches to treatment A new test for two blood cancers — developed by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis — is the first whole-genome sequencing test for cancer to be approved for reimbursement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. […]
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 […]