Category: Division Announcements

Senior author, Mike Diamond, MD, PhD, Why chikungunya, other arthritis-causing viruses target joints

Study finds molecular handle that viruses use to get inside certain cells

Senior author, James Fleckenstein, MD, Blood type affects severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli

Researchers ID protein responsible for blood-group difference

Senior author, Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable

Study in mice paves way to treatments

Senior author, Jacco Boon, PhD, ID’ing features of flu virus genome may help target surveillance for pandemic flu

Findings may help health experts know which strains to watch

Dr. Medoff honored with plaque representing the annual Gerald Medoff, MD Visiting Professors

Faculty and fellows gathered to present the “Annual Gerald Medoff MD Visiting Professor”  plaque to Dr. Medoff.  Dr. Medoff is...

Antibiotic use increases risk of severe viral disease in mice

Killing gut bacteria with drugs weakens immune response

Infectious diseases docs may be lifesaving for patients with antibiotic-resistant infections

Consultation with ID specialists associated with lower patient mortality for some infections

Lead author, Michael Durkin, MD, and colleagues show no progress in reducing antibiotics among outpatients

overuse contributes to drug-resistant infections, excess costs

Senior author, Makedonka Mitreva, MD, PhD, and her colleagues find gut microbes influence severity of intestinal parasitic infections

Certain gut microbes also linked to repeat infections

Rupa Patel recognized among 40 Under 40 honorees for 2018

Dr. Rupa Patel receives wide acclaim for launching HIV prevention clinic

Registration & abstract submission open for annual Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference – April 6, 2018

Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12:30 PM – Friday, April 6,...

Dr. Rupa Patel joins health law panel: Legal Determinants of Health Outcomes hosted by OUTLaw at Washington University School of Law

13th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Rights Conference Queer and Present Danger – Hosted by OUTLaw at Washington University School of Law...

Cancer weapon: Zika virus kills glioblastoma stem cells in early research

Zika virus kills glioblastoma stem cells in early research

Burnham recognized by two medical societies

Honored for expertise in infectious diseases, microbiology

Rupa Patel, MD, MPH, DTM&H, assistant professor of medicine, invited to speak and join technical discussions at the UNAIDS meeting March 7, 2018.

Working toward UNAIDS Fast Track Cities Inititative on PrEP Implementation to end HIV/AIDS

Powderly leads panel discussion at International Forum in Taipei

Washington University hosts forums for India, Greater China

Thomas C. Bailey, MD, professor of medicine, was honored for his outstanding contributions to the patient care

A recognized expert in the field of mycobacterial diseases, Bailey’s compassionate manner, superb clinical diagnostic skills and generosity of spirit...

Like Zika, West Nile virus causes fetal brain damage, death in mice. Jonathon Miner, MD, PhD, with help from Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, infected human placentas with one of four viruses or zika virus.

Two viruses closely related to Zika – West Nile and Powassan – can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to...

Caline Mattar, MD, instructor of medicine and ID fellow ’16 joins faculty of “Beyond Boundaries” interdisciplinary program

Archeologists teach alongside engineers. Artists collaborate with doctors. Senior citizens and teenagers share in discussion groups. The Beyond Boundaries interdisciplinary...

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,...