Congratulations, Hilary Reno, MD, PhD, awardee of the Partnership Development & Sustainability Support Program

The Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences recently announced five partnerships selected to receive funding through the 2022-2023 Partnership Development and Sustainability Support (PDSS) program. This funding enables partners to develop the trust, infrastructure, capacity and skills needed to undertake future collaborative research. Hilary Reno, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, division of […]

Fellows receive IDWeek 2022 Abstract Travel Awards

Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, and Patrick Ching, MD, MPH, both second year ID fellows have been awarded Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Trainee Abstract Travel Awards. The awards help defray the expenses of traveling to IDWeek, October 19-23, 2022, in Washington, DC. IDWeek offers several awards acknowledging distinguished, quality scientific research presented at IDWeek. Awards […]

Congratulations, 2022 ID Fellow Graduates!

Through many years of education, hard work and determination, you made it! Congratulations to all of our fellows who completed their infectious diseases (ID) fellowship training. Gayathri Krishnan, MD, is an instructor in medicine and a medical education fellow, working on her Masters in Health Professional Education at Washington University School of Medicine. “One thing […]

Hilary Reno, MD, PhD joins Board of Directors of ASTDA

The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association recently elected Hilary Reno, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, to the board of directors for a two year term. ASTDA is an organization devoted to the control and study of sexually transmitted diseases. Its objectives are: to support the control and ultimate eradication of STD; to support research […]

Victoria J. Fraser, MD, Thomas DeFer, MD Awarded Masterships in the American College of Physicians (ACP)

 Victoria J. Fraser, MD, Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine, was awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), one of the highest honors available to internists. ACP Mastership is conferred to recognize excellence and contributions to internal medicine. De Fer was presented Mastership for 2021-2022 and Fraser […]

Daisy W. Leung, PhD, granted tenure, effective July 1

The Washington University in St. Louis Board ofTrustees granted tenure to Daisy Lueng, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Departmentsof Medicine – Infectious Diseases, Pathology and Immunology, and Biochemistryand Molecular Biophysics on her recent tenure. Dr. Leung joined Washington University School ofMedicine in 2017 and established her lab to conduct research that focuses ondeveloping a […]

Inaugural Infectious Diseases Research Symposium 2022 June 17.

Washington University School of Medicine is a pioneer in groundbreaking research in all subspecialties in Infectious Diseases. We have vast experience with clinical, basic science and translational research and a long history of productive, impactful, and effective work to showcase for that. The organizing committee of this inaugural symposium includes William G. Powderly, MD, J. […]

Congratulations to our Outstanding, Hard Working ID Faculty!

We celebrate the successes and accomplishments of several ID faculty members who have recently been promoted. As the past two years have shown, an academic career in infectious diseases can be an unpredictable and challenging journey. Being promoted is an important goal, but only a small part of an incredibly rewarding career. Promoted to Associate […]

Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI receives CRTC Mentor of the Year Award

Andrej Spec, MD

Faculty serve as mentors, role models and teachers to develop future leaders of clinical and translational research. Nominated by the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) scholars, Andrej Spec. MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine and ID fellow alum 2013, was selected by a vote of the CRTC Directors. The selection is based on dedication and […]

Our first of many fellows’ outings spring 2022

Our first outing this spring started at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University Danforth Campus talking about art and public health followed by dinner at K-BOP St. Louis. We were also joined virtually by Gerome Escota, MD, former co-director of the ID Fellowship program at WashU.

William Powderly, MD, protocol chair, and Jane O’Halloran, MD, PhD, WashU lead investigator of ACTIV-1 immune modulators trial showing reduction in COVID-19 mortality

The ACTIV-1 (ACCELERATING COVID-19 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS AND VACCINES) is a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The trial set out to determine if certain drugs that help minimize the effects of an overactive immune response could speed recovery and reduce deaths in adults hospitalized with moderate to severe COVID-19. […]

Gates Foundation awards $1.8 million to DOLF team for lymphatic filariasis elimination in Indonesia

The DOLF team, led by Peter Fischer, along with partners at the University of Indonesia and Bruyere Research Institute, has been awarded a new $1.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination in Indonesia.  Previously, this collaboration was supported by the 2020 McDonnell Academy seed grant initiative on infectious diseases […]

Jad Khoury, MD, ID Fellow Alum, receives Inaugural Mercy Hospital Clinical Provider Awards

The inaugural Mercy Clinic Provider Awards honored caregivers from their East Region. Jad Khoury, MD, ID Fellow 2003, was awarded Physician of the year as well as the Regional Physician of the Year. After a harrowing two years in a pandemic, Mercy Clinic took time to recognize the tremendous work and flexibility of its doctors […]