Congratulations to our newly elected IDSA Fellows

We are proud to announce the following faculty, each who have been named a Fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society. Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases. It recognizes distinguished clinicians and scientists from the United States […]

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI advances to fellow of SHEA

Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) honored Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine, infectious diseases, for her exceptional accomplishments in the field of Healthcare Epidemiology along with her years of service and commitment to SHEA. This category of academic membership honors individuals who have achieved special recognition and documented excellence […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, Appointed Interim Co-Editor-in-Chief of IDSA online journal

Andrej Spec, MD

Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID), Infectious Diseases Society of America’s online journal, recently announced interim co-editors-in-chief: John W. Baddley, MD, MSPH, professor of medicine, infectious diseases division at University of Maryland School of Medicine, who previously served as an OFID associate editor, and Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine, infectious diseases division at […]

Infectious diseases experts help performing arts institutions navigate pandemic

Every now and then, the sonic gusts of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major rumble a small office on the 15th floor of the Northwest Tower at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. A blustering, breathtaking, lyrical tour through emotional extremes, the epic composition has inspired Stephen Y. Liang, MD, to persevere through the […]

Aspiring physicians honor medical faculty in infectious diseases

Recognizing excellence and dedication in medical education during a time of unprecedented challenges, students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently honored faculty, residents and staff with Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2020-21 academic year. This year also marks the official debut of the Gateway Curriculum, the first overhaul of the School […]

New Mycobacterial Clinic offers integrated care for patients with Non-tuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease

A new clinic that offers care for patients with Non-tuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) is scheduling appointments in the Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic in the Center for Advanced Medicine. The clinic is a joint effort between Washington University physicians Carlos Mejia, MD, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases; Thomas Bailey, MD, professor of medicine in […]

David Warren, MD and Sumanth Gandra, MD co-lead antimicrobial resistance initiative in India

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will lead projects aimed at identifying new solutions to help prevent antimicrobial-resistant infections and their spread. They are among scientists from nearly 30 organizations in 50 countries awarded a total of $22 million by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for efforts to combat […]

Laura Marks, MD, PhD and colleagues find patients with injection-related infections discharged on oral antibiotics may have high adherence with outpatient support

The opioid overdose epidemic is one of the leading causes of death in adults. Persons who inject drugs (PWID) are at increased risk of invasive bacterial and fungal infections and are frequently admitted to a hospital for serious injection-related infections (SIRI).Patients with SIRI discharged on oral antibiotic regimens may have high adherence rates but need […]