Antibodies identified that thwart Zika virus infection

Antibodies identified that thwart Zika virus infection

Researchers Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, and Daved Fremont, PhD, have identified antibodies capable of protecting against Zika virus infection, and…

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Govindan named Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology

Govindan named Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology

Noted expert treats lung cancer patients, co-chairs effort to describe genomic alterations of lung cancer

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Goldberg named Kipnis Distinguished Professor

Goldberg named Kipnis Distinguished Professor

Daniel E. Goldberg, MD, PhD, a renowned researcher in molecular parasitology, has been named the inaugural David M. and Paula…

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Distinguished Faculty Awards

Distinguished Faculty Awards

2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony - Nominated by their peers, School of Medicine faculty were honored for their dedication, talent…

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Immune-based therapy in mice shows promise against pancreatic cancer

Immune-based therapy in mice shows promise against pancreatic cancer

Clinical trial will test safety of new strategy in patients with advanced pancreatic tumors

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$5.1 million aimed at preventing superbugs, infections in health-care settings

$5.1 million aimed at preventing superbugs, infections in health-care settings

Funding is part of $26 million awarded by the CDC to five academic medical centers as part of a patient-safety…

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Welcome To The Department of Medicine

fraser vickyWelcome to the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. For over a century, Washington University's Department of Medicine has maintained a proud tradition of excellence. Its three-part mission of Research, Teaching, and Patient Care has formed an important core which ultimately brings the latest in medical technology and doctors of the highest standard to the patients in our hospitals and clinics.

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A Call for Civility in Incivil Times

RossWill Ross, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Diversity

I am deeply troubled and disturbed about the collapse of civility on conversations of race and social justice in our country, but I am not confused.  The continued spate of police shootings  of unarmed African-American men, most recently Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, and the tragic shooting deaths of five Dallas policemen by Micah Johnson, an African-American Army Reserve veteran, leave us wondering whether Black and White America can ever relate to each other in a civil, empathic manner.  Many of us, irrespective of race or ethnicity, are confused on how public discord could have taken such a nosedive just as the Black Lives Matter movement seemed to be gaining momentum nationally.  I am not confused, but I used to be. (Read More)
 

Addressing Diversity at Washington University School of Medicine

Recent racially motivated incidents at the University of Missouri-Columbia are not unique to that institution and could happen on any campus in the country. For Washington University School of Medicine, they are a stark reminder of the importance of continuing our longstanding and sincere commitment to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, students and staff and to maintaining the supportive, welcoming atmosphere for which we are so well known.(Read More)