Dr Benjamin Humphreys appointed Chief of Renal Division

Dr Benjamin Humphreys appointed Chief of Renal Division

Dr. Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital has accepted the…

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 Scientists team up to fight Zika

Scientists team up to fight Zika

Researchers Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, and Daved Fremont, PhD, began investigating Zika virus several months ago, after learning of birth…

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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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$4.1 million Clayco Foundation gift aids research into rare disease

$4.1 million Clayco Foundation gift aids research into rare disease

Clayco’s chairman and CEO, Robert G. Clark, along with the company’s partners, have committed $4.1 million to Washington University School…

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Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis

Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis

A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in…

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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)

 

New Process for Requesting General ID Consults

Starting June 21, 2016, all NEW General Infectious Diseases consults should be placed as an electronic order in Compass. For a NEW General Infectious Diseases consult, the ID consult phone attendant will instruct callers to enter an electronic order in Compass and will not directly page an ID fellow.  The consult order can easily be found in COMPASS by typing “infectious” into the search field in the order entry screen. The order is currently is called "Infectious diseases MD consult," but will soon be changed to "General Infectious Diseases consult". Please fill out all of the data fields in the order template when requesting a consult. 

From 8AM to 5PM weekdays and 8AM to 12PM weekends, all new consult orders will be checked  hourly and assigned to one of the ID consult teams. The assigned ID team will directly communicate with the provider that requested the consult to confirm the consult was received and to provide recommendations.

All orders placed after 5PM on weekdays or after 12PM on weekends/holidays will be checked the following day. For urgent questions during these hours, please call the ID phone attendant number, 314-747-3535, and follow the instructions.

The process for calling a new consult for the other ID services (Transplant Infectious Diseases and Bone & Joint Infectious Diseases) is unchanged. To contact these services, please call the ID phone attendant number, 314-747-3535, and follow the instructions to reach the appropriate ID consultant.