COVID-19 cases on the rise in St. Louis (Links to an external site)

Doctors say it’s a slight bump from what was the lowest level of cases since the start of the pandemic. ST. LOUIS — COVID-19 cases are rising in the St. Louis area. Why? You guessed it: school.  “We are seeing steadily increasing levels of COVID,” Washington University Infectious Disease physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Steven Lawrence said.

Symposium helps advance antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention & implementation science (Links to an external site)

The symposium on Antimicrobial Stewardship’s role in health care and infectious disease prevention, co-chaired by Assistant Research Professor, Ginger McKay, PhD, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, was recently hosted by the Center for D&I at the Institute for Public Health and the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Scientists develop breath test that rapidly detects COVID-19 virus (Links to an external site)

Researchers began working on a breath test device — made with 3D printers — after receiving a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in August 2020, during the first year of the pandemic. Since receiving the grant, they’ve tested prototypes in the laboratory and in the Washington University Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit. The […]

ID Division teams with McKelvey School of Engineering to develop rapid diagnostic test for Gonorrhoea infection

Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection globally. The World Health Organization has identified Neisseria gonorrhoeae as a high-priority pathogen due to widespread antimicrobial resistance. Currently, there are no rapid diagnostic tests widely available to identify Neisseria gonorrhoeae which is exacerbating antimicrobial resistance problem due to notoriously inaccurate syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections, […]

Four section head appointments announced for the clinical side of ID Division

The infectious diseases division at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has grown markedly in the last five years. In order to foster the continued success of our diverse missions, we are pleased to announce the appointment of four section heads for the clinical side of the ID Division. The major roles of […]

Annual ID Research Symposium features keynote address

Washington University Infectious Diseases Division welcomed Amita Gupta, MD, MHS as the Inaugural J. Russell Little MD Lecturer at the 2023 Annual Infectious Diseases Research Symposium on June 22, 2023. J. Russell Little, MD, was on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis from 1964 to 2005. He served as chief […]

Cherabie named ‘Let’s Stop HIV Together’ ambassador

Joseph Cherabie, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a clinical ambassador for the national Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign, which is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The campaign aims to end the […]

Nigar Kirmani, MD receives Distinguished Service Teaching Award

The Distinguished Service Teaching Awards are presented by Washington University medical students to faculty and house staff in appreciation of exemplary service in medical student education. Each fall, medical students finishing their first, second, and third years of study select the course masters, lecturers, clerkship directors, attendings, and residents who distinguished themselves most in their efforts, […]