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 […]

3rd Annual ID Research Symposium a Success!

on May 29, 2024, the ID Division hosted its Third Annual Research Symposium coordinated by second year ID fellow, David Olafsson, MD. Planning committee members included Bill Powderly, MD and Jen Philips, MD, PhD, co-directors of the division along with Jeff Henderson, MD, PhD and Andrej Spec, MD. Among the abstracts submitted, eight were chosen […]

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.

Repeat COVID-19 vaccinations elicit antibodies that neutralize variants, other viruses (Links to an external site)

Response to updated vaccine is shaped by earlier vaccines yet generates broadly neutralizing antibodies.“The first vaccine an individual receives induces a strong primary immune response that shapes responses to subsequent infection and vaccination, an effect known as imprinting,” said senior author Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine. “In principle, imprinting […]

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

Michael S. Diamond elected to National Academy of Science

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 120 members and 24 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Micheal S. Diamond, MD, PhD, The Herbert S. Gasser Professor, Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology, and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, is among the new […]

$6.2 million to help develop gene therapy for HIV (Links to an external site)

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a gene therapy that would modify the immune system’s B cells to spur them to produce broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV. In theory, such an approach could control or eliminate […]

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 […]