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Category: Division Announcements

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, appointed Chair of SHEA Awards Committee

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, an assistant professor of medicine, Infectious Diseases, recently accepted a three year appointment of the...

Liang co-edits issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America

Stephen Y. Liang, MD, MPHS, assistant professor of medicine, Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases, co-edited an issue of...

Caline Mattar and Indi Trehan, co-directors of a program that teaches medical trainees how to provide care in developing countries

A starved supply closet and a lack of basic necessities such as electricity or running water pose significant health risks...

Stephen Liang Deployed with the Missouri Task Force 1 – in Response to East Coast Hurricanes

Stephen Liang, MD, MPHS, assistant professor of medicine, joined Missouri Task Force I (MO-TF1) in 2011 as a medical team...

Gary Weil, MD, receives a $2.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Infectious disease specialist Gary Weil, MD, at the School of Medicine, has received a $2.1 million grant from the Bill...

New strategy may curtail spread of antibiotic resistance

Study identifies key step in spread of drug resistance, opportunity for intervention Spotless surfaces in hospitals can hide bacteria that...

Documentary in development about Dr. Gerry Medoff, ‘A Race for Another Day’ against Parkinson’s

Dr. Gerry Medoff lead the team at Washington University School of Medicine to help develop the original 24-pill cocktail that...

Dr. Gerald Medoff, former director of ID Division, dies peacefully Monday, January 14, 2019

Remembered as an inspiring leader, investigator, dedicated teacher, caring physician. Gerald Medoff, MD, an emeritus professor of medicine and former...

Faculty member Dr. Rupa Patel conducted forensic exams of violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) published their report on the Chut Pyin Massacre with forensic evidence of violence against the...

Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, associate professor of medicine and William H. McCoy, MD, PhD, instructor in medicine, shed light on how medication for severe acne alters skin microbiome

Isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, has been prescribed to treat acne for decades. It reduces oil production in the...

Spec appointed associate editor of OFID

Andrej Spec, MD, assistant professor and former ID fellow, was appointed Associate Editor for Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID). Dr....

Infectious Diseases Society of America honors faculty as distinguished physicians, scientists

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society, recognized distinguished physicians and scientists from...

Gerome Escota, MD initiates twitter forum and challenges infectious diseases specialists

Gerome Escota, MD, assistant professor of medicine and co-director of our ID Fellowship program, initiated a forum for teaching and...

Dr. Rupa Patel, along with other WashU Faculty Are Aiding in Rohingya Refugee Efforts

Since August 2017, over 900,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, establishing the largest single refugee camp in the world....

Makedonka Mitreva leads WashU team to quantum leap in parasite worm genetic research with largest ever comparative study

Parasitic roundworms and flatworms (collectively known as “helminths”) cause some of the most common yet neglected tropical infectious diseases affecting...

Patel, co-founder, and Mattar and Trehan, co-directors of a program that teaches medical trainees how to provide care in developing countries

A starved supply closet and a lack of basic necessities such as electricity or running water pose significant health risks...

Mike Diamond elected to National Academy of Medicine: Membership is one of highest U.S. honors in health and medicine

Virologist and immunologist Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, and Neuroscientist, Azad Bonni, MD, PhD, both of Washington University School of Medicine in...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PROMOTIONS!

We congratulate the following faculty on their promotions: Merilda Blanco-Guzman, MD, Yasir Hamad, MD, F. Matthew Kuhlmann, MD, Caline Mattar,...

Reflection on the NAM Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine – An Interview with the 2016-2018 Fellow, Dr. Jennie H. Kwon

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, at Washington University School of Medicine and an Associate...

Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH, ID expert, discusses the flu and this year’s vaccine with FOX news

ST. LOUIS –  How bad is the flu going to be this year? More than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with...