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 […]

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 […]

ICTS Precision Health Team Develops Genomic Return of Results Service 

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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’ […]

Volunteer for Health assists researchers with reaching recruitment goals

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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 […]

As variant cases continue, the Institute collaborates with community & university partners to provide 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines (Links to an external site)

Have you heard of “Our Community, Our Health-St. Louis”? Spearhead by the Institute for Public Health and the Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences in partnership with several St. Louis community-based organizations, it is a collaborative effort to provide  COVID-19 primary and booster vaccinations to individuals in their own homes or neighborhoods.

ICTS makes an impact in investigator’s research journey

Lindsay Kuroki, MD, MSCI

Life doesn’t move in a straight line and neither does a career in clinical and translational research. Such is the truth for ICTS investigator Lindsay Kuroki, MD, MSCI, associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As a research clinician working to improve […]

Saint Louis University investigators awarded NIH K23 grants; Utilize ICTS resources to prepare for submission

Sarah Gebauer, MD Jennifer Bello Kottenstette,MD

ICTS members and Saint Louis University assistant professors, Jennifer Bello Kottenstette, MD and Sarah Gebauer, MD, were both recently awarded K23 grants from two separate institutes with the National Institutes of Health.  As a mentored career development award, the K23 provides early-stage investigators with additional opportunities to develop their independent research careers. The K23 is […]

ICTS Pilot Funding Drives Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Since the inception of the ICTS in 2007, pilot funding opportunities have provided investigators with support for promising and innovative translational research. Frequently, this pilot funding begets research and novel findings that assist investigators in applying for additional grant mechanisms. In 2019, Guoyan Zhao, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University […]

Spotlight on Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI (Links to an external site)

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI

As an undergraduate double major in English and Biology, Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, might have had a hard time predicting her eventual career path. But, during her first semester in medical school, Kwon admitted she was “bit by the proverbial microbiology bug”.  “I was truly fascinated by these organisms,” recalls Kwon. “And I knew immediately that […]

ICTS investigator advances research into noise-induced hearing loss

Mark Rutherford, PhD

Humans evolved in a relatively quiet landscape, without natural selection for protection from acoustic trauma. In today’s increasingly loud industrialized world, exposure to noise affects us all, and life is only getting louder. According to findings from the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), nearly one in four of US adults aged 20-69 years […]