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 […]

Kory Lavine, MD, PhD, elected to the ASCI

Kory Lavine, MD, PhD

Dr. Kory Lavine, an associate professor of medicine in the Cardiovascular Division, is a cardiologist whose research is focused on understanding the role of the body’s immune system in the development and treatment of heart failure. He is developing new methods to image heart inflammation and crafting therapeutic strategies aimed at limiting damaging inflammation and promoting […]

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”.