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 […]
Christine Yokoyama, MD, PhD received the Dermatology Foundation 2023 Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellow Award (Links to an external site)
Dr. Christine Yokoyama, Instructor in Medicine in the Division of Dermatology was announced as one the 2023 Dermatology Foundation Research Award Recipients. Dr. Yokoyama is Graduate of the Washington University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and currently a member of the Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Training Program, (PSTP).
David Russler-Germain, MD, PhD, Receives 2 Fellowship Awards (Links to an external site)
In his LRF research, Dr. Russler-Germain aims to study how mutations in a gene known as ZNF608 may contribute to the formation of lymphoma. “From our preliminary understanding of ZNF608, we hypothesize it plays a key role in protecting B cells from inappropriate activation of the machinery normally used by immune cells to alter their […]
Max Peterson, MD, PhD, Receives Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award (Links to an external site)
Six Department of Medicine physicians received the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence award during an award ceremony hosted by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital on November 28, 2022. The awards recognize and support medical residents who exemplify a compassionate spirit combined with outstanding knowledge and skill.
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 […]
Kory Lavine, MD, PhD leads $6mil grant focusing on cardiovascular inflammation and heart failure
A new grant for researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will fund research investigating the role of the immune system in heart failure. Finding ways to harness beneficial immune cells could lead to new therapies that encourage the heart to heal after injuries. The research will build on work led by […]
José Saenz, MD, PhD, awarded the 2022 Young Physician Scientist Award on behalf of the ASCI
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 […]
Naina Rengarajan, MD, PhD, receives Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Award
Congratulations to Dr. Naina Rengarajan, PGY-3, who was recently awarded a competitive Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Program award. She will be working at the National Institute of Health with Dr. Heidi Kong, who is a world expert studying the human microbiome’s role in inflammatory skin diseases.
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 […]