2024 Infectious Diseases Research Symposium and the J. Russel Little, MD Lecture May 29, 2024

The Division is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Infectious Diseases Research Symposium featuring the J. Russell Little MD Lecture. Each year the symposium is lead by an ID fellow. This year, David Olaffson, MD, PhD, fourth year fellow, is planning the event along with the organizing committee members, Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, Jeffrey Henderson, […]

WashU Medicine rises to No. 2 in nation in NIH research funding (Links to an external site)

Ranking reflects success as thriving hub of scientific excellence, medical innovation. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis received in 2023 the second highest amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of all medical schools nationwide. This ranking reflects the school’s commitment to cutting-edge research and positions it as a key […]

Aaloke Mody and Elvin Geng receive $4.5 million Gates Foundation Grant.

Aaloke Mody, MD, assistant professor of medicine and Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, are co-investigators on the recently funded $4.5 million Gates Foundation grant titled “Person-Centered approaches to Viremia: Connection, Rapport, and Engagement (P-CoRE).” Led by collaborators at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), this project aims to employ a […]

Dr. E.P. Barrette name medical director of Village Square MMC

The Department of Medicine recently announced Medical Directors who will serve 4 outpatient Medical Multispecialty Centers with associated Infusion Centers. They will work within the framework of the Ambulatory Operations Executive Council (A-OEC) of the Department of Medicine (DOM) to serve as a physician liaison for the clinical operations at the MMCs. Alongside the Clinic […]

We are excited to announce our outstanding fellowship match!

We thank all of our faculty and staff for they do before and during recruitment season. We thank you for your enthusiasm and engagement during interviews, but also mentoring and taking extra time to meet with applicants and answer questions. A huge thank you to our current fellows who spent so much time highlighting our […]

ID Fellows visit from Thailand!

The ID Division once again welcomed fellows-in-training from Thailand to train over several weeks. David Warren, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine helped organize the training. Since 2012 the ID Division has hosted infectious disease fellows from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok for a 4-week rotation in healthcare epidemiology and infectious diseases. This year we hosted 4 […]

López presents at International Criminal Court Office of the Proscecutor

Julia López, PhD, WashU assistant professor of medicine, public health faculty scholar and core faculty of the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration, recently traveled to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to present on impacts and strategies related to secondary trauma, the kind of trauma one can experience after repeat exposure […]

Study reveals clues to how Eastern equine encephalitis virus invades brain cells (Links to an external site)

“Understanding how viruses engage with the cells they infect is a critical part of preventing and treating viral disease,” said co-senior author Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor at Washington University. “Once you understand that, you have the foundation for developing vaccines and drugs to block it. In this study, it […]

Kwon, Newland named to antibiotic resistance advisory council

Will advise leadership in office of secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Jennie H. Kwon, DO, an associate professor of medicine in infectious diseases, and Jason G. Newland, MD, a professor of pediatrics, both at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have been selected to serve on the Presidential Advisory […]

Weil receives Kyelem Prize for work on neglected tropical diseases

Research over many years has led to improved control of parasitic worm disease Gary Weil, MD, a professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the 2023 Kyelem Prize at the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases’ annual meeting in Chicago. The prize is awarded […]

William Powderly receives Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award

2023 Founders Day Ceremony at Washington University celebrated honorees on Saturday, November 4. William G. Powderly, MD, J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences, was honored during the celebration with the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award. The Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty […]

Researchers identify way to block alphavirus infection 

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found an innovative way to block infection by a variety of alphaviruses, a group of mosquito-borne viruses that can cause joint and brain infections in people. The study, led by Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine, and Daved […]

Long-COVID clinic expanding reach to vulnerable metro, rural communities (Links to an external site)

Washington University’s long-COVID clinic opened in October 2020. Given the overwhelming need and multifaceted nature of the illness, a multidisciplinary group of clinicians across the School of Medicine care for long-COVID patients. The clinic, overseen by the school’s Division of Infectious Diseases, evaluates and refers patients to various services, including the Living Well Center, a […]

Thanksgiving lunch gathering with our fellows

Every Thanksgiving the ID division hosts a pot luck of flavors from around the world. Although we missed photos of the food, we did manage to get a picture of those who participated. Happy Thanksgiving!

ID faculty selected for the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list. (Links to an external site)

The Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, is proud to announce that six of our faculty have been selected for the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list. They are: Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Thomas Bailey, MD, Professor of Medicine, Erik Dubberke, MD, MSPH, Professor of Medicine, Nigar Kirmani, MD, Professor of Medicine, […]