Donald Hong, MD to speak at National Sexual Health Conference

The 2024 National Sexual Health Conference (NSHC) is the premier national conference covering all aspects of sexual health while creating opportunities to share information, efforts, research, and best practices related to sexual health across the lifespan. The NSHC brings together clinicians, researchers, educators, social workers, community health workers, case workers, psychologists, pharmacists, and healthcare administrators […]

Infectious Diseases Division to Open ID/Substance Use Disorder Training Pathway

The Washington University Infectious Diseases Division (ID) to open Infectious Disease/Substance Use Disorder training pathway to address substance use crisis in the region. The opioid epidemic and subsequent rise in injection drug use (IDU) has led to a well-described overlap of epidemics, or syndemic, of substance use disorders (SUDs) and infectious diseases including serious injection-related […]

Bringing Healthcare to the Streets: The Mission of Street Med STL (Links to an external site)

The impact of Street Med STL extends beyond mere medical interventions. By meeting individuals where they are, the organization not only delivers healthcare but also restores dignity and hope to those often marginalized by society. However, sustaining these efforts comes with its own set of challenges, from financial constraints to resource limitations.

Dr. Patrick Olson joins the Infectious Diseases Division

Dr. Patrick Olson joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an instructor as of July 2024. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program, residency, and infectious disease fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. His basic science interests focus on how asymptomatic colonization with Staphylococcus aureus influences the development of […]

Dr. Marilia Pinzone joins the Infectious Diseases Division

Dr. Marilia Pinzone joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an instructor in July 2024. She is an infectious disease physician-scientist with a research interest in studying how HIV reservoirs are formed and maintained as well as investigating the factors that drive poor immunological recovery and non-AIDS comorbidities in people […]

Hilary Reno receives Dean’s Impact Award

2024 Dean’s Impact Award Recipient Hilary E.L. Reno, MD, PhD, is a highly respected mentor and sponsor of student researchers within the WashU Medicine community broadly, and in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases particularly. Mentees describe Reno as “the ultimate leader,” noting that she “is a wonderful teacher/mentor, and truly hones the […]

Testing, treatment for sexually transmitted infections expanded in north St. Louis County (Links to an external site)

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will offer expanded STI testing and treatment services at its Village Square clinic, located in north St. Louis County, a historically medically underserved area. This expanded service is aimed at reducing the region’s high STI rates and disparities in sexual health.

Infectious Diseases Faculty Recognized at DOM Faculty Reception

The Department of Medicine recently celebrated outstanding faculty whose contributions foster excellence in medical education, clinical care and research at Washington University School of Medicine. Infectious Diseases (ID) faculty who received in-person recognition are listed below. View all the 2023 DOM Faculty Recognition Reception

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Victoria Fraser, MD presented with SHEA Senior Scholar Award at IDWeek 2023

SHEA’s Senior Scholarship Award recognizes the work of an investigator/practitioner in infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology in practice for 15 years or more. Selection is based on the breadth and quality of the nominee’s contributions to infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology. Congratulations, Victoria Fraser, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA on your achievements and this well-deserved award!

IDWeek 2023 selects Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI for Program Committee Choice Award

IDWeek 2023 top four abstract submissions overall were selected for IDWeek Program Committee Choice Awards. The awards provided $2,500 each to support travel to IDWeek. The IDWeek Program Committee selected the recipients based on outstanding scientific research. These awards were selected from all accepted abstracts. Submitters did not apply for this award. Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI […]

We are pleased to announce faculty promotions for Presti, Henderson, Kwon and Shan.

We celebrate the successes and accomplishments of several ID faculty members who have 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 Professor of […]

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.

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 […]