George B. Kyei, MBChB, PhD, PSTP Alumni & ID faculty, received Global Health Seed Funding award (Links to an external site)

In an effort to that will amplify Washington University’s “global perspective” (one of the guiding principles of the university’s “Here and Next” Strategic Plan), the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health and Department of Medicine, Washington University McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Africa Initiative have awarded global health seed funding to […]

Dr. David Rawnsley joins the Department of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Dr. David Rawnsley joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an instructor in July of 2022. After completing undergraduate training in biology at Duke University, Dr. Rawnsley chose to pursue dual MD, PhD training in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania. During his PhD training, he joined […]

Laura Marks, MD, PhD (PSTP Alumni), contributes to American Heart Association statement on injective drug use infective endocarditis (Links to an external site)

In August 2022, the American Heart Association released a statement outlining new recommended guidelines for managing infective endocarditis in people who inject drugs, providing a timely and comprehensive approach to the management of the disease than what was previously provided by the AHA. With the incidences of infective endocarditis cases among people who inject drugs is on […]

José Saenz, MD, PhD, awarded the 2022 Young Physician Scientist Award on behalf of the ASCI

José Saenz, MD, PhD

Dr. José Sáenz trained as a physician-scientist at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine where he learned to frame basic science questions in a broader clinical context. While his initial research interests were varied, he ultimately became drawn to microbial pathogenesis and the ability of bacteria to manage and exploit interactions with […]

Shawn Demehri, MD, PhD, elected to the ASCI

Mass General Cancer Center physician-scientist Shawn Demehri, MD, PhD, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) as part of ASCI’s new class of members for 2022. Dr. Demehri is the Director for the High Risk Skin Cancer Clinic, he is a board-certified dermatologist and a principal investigator at the Center for Cancer Immunology, and Cutaneous Biology […]

NIH funding to School of Medicine hits all-time high

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were awarded $575.8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2021, according to the School of Medicine’s 2021 State of the School Report, an increase of nearly $88 million over FFY2020. This is an all-time high for the […]

Dr. Jeff Henderson authors study showing blood cancer patients with COVID-19 fare better with convalescent plasma

Jeffrey Henderson, MD, PhD

Dr. Jeff Henderson authors a new study that shows that such plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can dramatically increase the likelihood of survival for blood cancer patients hospitalized with COVID-19. A large, retrospective, multicenter study involving Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can dramatically improve […]

Stuart Kornfeld to receive honorary degree from Washington University in St. Louis

Stuart Kornfeld, MD, PhD

Stuart Kornfeld, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive an honorary degree from Washington University in St. Louis during the University Commencement ceremonies later this month. As our Chancellor describes it, these awards are given to individuals who “have exemplified Washington’s University’s mission to improve lives in service of the greater good.” Dr. Kornfeld established […]

Kory Lavine receives a NIH Award

Kory and Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD: Were awarded a $2.5 million grant over four years from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Jennifer Alexander Brett receives NIH R01

Jennifer receives a R01 from the NHLBI starting July 1, 2020 for her project titled “Non-Classical Cytokine Secretion in Chronic Airway Disease”.