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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 Relapse, poor survival in acute leukemia linked to genetic mutations that persist in remission ​​​

Relapse, poor survival in acute leukemia linked to genetic mutations that persist in remission ​​​

For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations – detected after initial treatment…

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$7 million grant aids efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases​

$7 million grant aids efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases​

Funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation enables research to resume in Liberia as Ebola epidemic wanes

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Washington University receives new grant to host Amgen Scholars Program

Washington University receives new grant to host Amgen Scholars Program

Washington University in St. Louis has received new funding from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on laboratory experiences to undergraduate…

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Breast cancer vaccine shows promise in small clinical trial

Breast cancer vaccine shows promise in small clinical trial

A breast cancer vaccine developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is safe in patients with metastatic…

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New treatment for Marfan syndrome shows promise

New treatment for Marfan syndrome shows promise

An investigational treatment for Marfan syndrome is as effective as the standard therapy at slowing enlargement of the aorta, the…

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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 conversation with Stuart Kornfeld

KornfeldStuart Kornfeld, of Washington University School of Medicine, is best known for his research in glycobiology, in particular his work describing pathways involved in oligosaccharide biosynthesis, processing,and maturation. These actions are critical in mediating proper folding and transport of proteins. Kornfeld (Figure 1) also discovered how lysosomal enzymes are routed from where they are produced to where they are needed in lysosomes, which help rid cells of macromolecules. See the full interview on the JCI website (http://www.jci.org/videos/cgms) for more of Kornfeld’s stories about his first experiment, stuttering, and why St. Louis has such magnetism. (Read More)

 

 

Academic Womens Network 25th Anniversary

AWN imageThe purpose of the Academic Women's Network is to promote professional and social interactions among the female academic faculty with the intent to discover and support mutual goals and to assist and mentor female junior faculty and trainees in the pursuit of their goals. Here is the link to the video from AWN 25th Anniversary. Click Here

Faculty News

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Mann named editor-in-chief of new cardiology journal

The American College of Cardiology has named Douglas L. Mann, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the first editor-in-chief of its newest journal, JACC: Basic Translational Research. (Read More)

Wickline receives chancellor’s innovation award

Samuel A. Wickline, MD, has been chosen to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Innovation…

DiPersio receives 2014 AACR Burchenal Award

John F. DiPersio, M.D. was named recipient of the 2014 American Association for Cancer…