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 […]
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 […]
Based on these findings, Vazquez Guillamet and colleagues wrote that BLE-based contact tracing “presents an affordable and scalable system that may function as a screening tool to complement traditional contact-tracing methods.”
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 […]
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 […]
“Understanding how viruses engage with the cells they infect is a critical part of preventing and treating viral disease,” said co-senior author Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor at Washington University. “Once you understand that, you have the foundation for developing vaccines and drugs to block it. In this study, it […]
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 […]
Research over many years has led to improved control of parasitic worm disease Gary Weil, MD, a professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the 2023 Kyelem Prize at the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases’ annual meeting in Chicago. The prize is awarded […]
Jennie H. Kwon, DO, an associate professor of medicine and chief of the section of Healthcare Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship, awarded a $3.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a multisite clinical study. The study is aimed at evaluating whether vaccines affect the transmission of flu within households.
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 […]
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found an innovative way to block infection by a variety of alphaviruses, a group of mosquito-borne viruses that can cause joint and brain infections in people. The study, led by Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine, and Daved […]
Washington University’s long-COVID clinic opened in October 2020. Given the overwhelming need and multifaceted nature of the illness, a multidisciplinary group of clinicians across the School of Medicine care for long-COVID patients. The clinic, overseen by the school’s Division of Infectious Diseases, evaluates and refers patients to various services, including the Living Well Center, a […]
The ID Division at Washington University participated with WebsEdge, the company behind IDWeek TV, to create a video highlighting our strengths as scientists, clinicians and educators. Please click on the video below to learn about WashuID.
Every Thanksgiving the ID division hosts a pot luck of flavors from around the world. Although we missed photos of the food, we did manage to get a picture of those who participated. Happy Thanksgiving!
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, […]
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 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 […]
The Clinical Teacher Award honors a career dedicated to teaching clinical infectious diseases to fellows, residents and medical students and recognizes excellence as a clinician and motivation to teach the next generation of physicians. This year the award goes to Nigar Kirmani, MD, FIDSA. Dr. Kirmani — a professor of medicine at the Washington University […]
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 […]
You are invited to meet new investigators in the ID Division. Eva-Marie Strauch, PhD Chen Shen, PhD