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Jeff Henderson, MD, PhD named co-director of new graduate program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Jeffrey Henderson, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and molecular microbiology was recently named co-director of the the new Biochemistry,...

Rupa Patel, MD, MPH, DTM&H named on the St. Louis Business Journals “2018 40 under 40” honoree list

In February 2018, the St. Louis Business Journal will introduce a class of 40 young professionals who are already making their mark on...

Gary Weil, MD, and his international colleagues spur new WHO guidelines for disabling tropical disease.

Research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue...

Kwon joins board of American Osteopathic Association

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has...

Stephen Liang, MD, joins Medical School physicians to aid hurricane victims

About 6 p.m. on Aug. 24, Stephen Liang, MD, an assistant professor of medicine, division of infectious diseases and division...

Megan Baldridge, MD, PhD receives 2017 Innovator Award

Megan Baldridge, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, is among 13 recipients to receive  Kenneth Rainin Foundation “Innovator Awards”.  The...

Key malaria parasite findings could lead to new treatments

Resistance to malaria drugs is a growing problem Sebastian Nasamu, an MD/PhD student at Washington University School of Medicine in...

William G. Powderly Installed as Larry J. Shapiro Director

William G. Powderly, MD, was installed as the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health during a ceremony...

Philip Budge, MD, PhD, and Ramakrishna Rao, PhD, team up with international partners to test Portable 3-D scanner to assesses patients with elephantiasis

Device measures swollen limbs faster, more easily than other methods An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic...

Many U.S. Medical Students, Healthcare Providers Unaware of HIV Prevention Treatment

New York City PrEP Prescriptions Increase Nearly 1,000 Percent, But Disparities Remain Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions in New York City...

Antibiotics warranted for kids with minor staph infections

The overuse of antibiotics has left some doctors questioning whether to give such drugs to children diagnosed with uncomplicated staph...

Antibody protects against both zika and dengue, mouse study shows

Treating pregnant women before infection may protect fetuses from Zika Brazil and other areas hardest hit by the Zika virus...

The good of bacteriuria? A group led by division Faculty Jeffrey P Henderson, M.D., Ph.D., identified a drug-like molecule made by E.coli.

Recent Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences graduate, Shannon Ohlemacher, is a first author along with professor Jeff Henderson on...

Assistant Professor Rupa Patel’s study cited in the NY Times Sunday opinion piece

My Struggle to Take Anti-H.I.V. Medicine By DARYL HANNAHSEPT. 21, 2017 I am a 30-something African-American gay man in New...

Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells. Virus potentially could be used to treat deadly disease

While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment...

Megan Baldridge, MD, PhD, receives 2017 Young Investigator Grant from Global Probiotics Council.

The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee formed by Danone Nutricia Research and YAKULT HONSHA CO., LTD., announced the three...

$46 million supports research likely to result in new therapies, improve health care

NIH grant nurtures translational research By Juliea Evangelou Strait – August 30, 2017 Washington University School of Medicine in St....

Welcome to the ID Division Jason Burnham, MD

Jason Burnham, MD, Instructor in Medicine Jason was born and raised in Houston, Texas and remained in Texas for college...

Victoria Fraser Honored by St. Louis Business Journal

Victoria Fraser, MD, Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine, former co-director of the Infectious Diseases Division and current Chair of the...

Welcome faculty member Anne Mobley Butler, PhD, MS

Anne Mobley Butler, PhD, MS, Instructor in Medicine Anne grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she once aspired to be...