Daisy W. Leung, PhD, granted tenure, effective July 1

The Washington University in St. Louis Board ofTrustees granted tenure to Daisy Lueng, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Departmentsof Medicine – Infectious Diseases, Pathology and Immunology, and Biochemistryand Molecular Biophysics on her recent tenure. Dr. Leung joined Washington University School ofMedicine in 2017 and established her lab to conduct research that focuses ondeveloping a […]

Inaugural Infectious Diseases Research Symposium 2022 June 17.

Washington University School of Medicine is a pioneer in groundbreaking research in all subspecialties in Infectious Diseases. We have vast experience with clinical, basic science and translational research and a long history of productive, impactful, and effective work to showcase for that. The organizing committee of this inaugural symposium includes William G. Powderly, MD, J. […]

Congratulations to our Outstanding, Hard Working ID Faculty!

We celebrate the successes and accomplishments of several ID faculty members who have recently 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 Associate […]

Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI receives CRTC Mentor of the Year Award

Andrej Spec, MD

Faculty serve as mentors, role models and teachers to develop future leaders of clinical and translational research. Nominated by the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) scholars, Andrej Spec. MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine and ID fellow alum 2013, was selected by a vote of the CRTC Directors. The selection is based on dedication and […]

William Powderly, MD, protocol chair, and Jane O’Halloran, MD, PhD, WashU lead investigator of ACTIV-1 immune modulators trial showing reduction in COVID-19 mortality

The ACTIV-1 (ACCELERATING COVID-19 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS AND VACCINES) is a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The trial set out to determine if certain drugs that help minimize the effects of an overactive immune response could speed recovery and reduce deaths in adults hospitalized with moderate to severe COVID-19. […]

Gates Foundation awards $1.8 million to DOLF team for lymphatic filariasis elimination in Indonesia

The DOLF team, led by Peter Fischer, along with partners at the University of Indonesia and Bruyere Research Institute, has been awarded a new $1.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination in Indonesia.  Previously, this collaboration was supported by the 2020 McDonnell Academy seed grant initiative on infectious diseases […]

Jad Khoury, MD, ID Fellow Alum, receives Inaugural Mercy Hospital Clinical Provider Awards

The inaugural Mercy Clinic Provider Awards honored caregivers from their East Region. Jad Khoury, MD, ID Fellow 2003, was awarded Physician of the year as well as the Regional Physician of the Year. After a harrowing two years in a pandemic, Mercy Clinic took time to recognize the tremendous work and flexibility of its doctors […]

Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, Appointed Interim Co-Editor-in-Chief of IDSA online journal

Andrej Spec, MD

Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID), Infectious Diseases Society of America’s online journal, recently announced interim co-editors-in-chief: John W. Baddley, MD, MSPH, professor of medicine, infectious diseases division at University of Maryland School of Medicine, who previously served as an OFID associate editor, and Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine, infectious diseases division at […]

Infectious diseases experts help performing arts institutions navigate pandemic

Every now and then, the sonic gusts of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major rumble a small office on the 15th floor of the Northwest Tower at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. A blustering, breathtaking, lyrical tour through emotional extremes, the epic composition has inspired Stephen Y. Liang, MD, to persevere through the […]

Aspiring physicians honor medical faculty in infectious diseases

Recognizing excellence and dedication in medical education during a time of unprecedented challenges, students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently honored faculty, residents and staff with Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2020-21 academic year. This year also marks the official debut of the Gateway Curriculum, the first overhaul of the School […]

New Mycobacterial Clinic offers integrated care for patients with Non-tuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease

A new clinic that offers care for patients with Non-tuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) is scheduling appointments in the Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic in the Center for Advanced Medicine. The clinic is a joint effort between Washington University physicians Carlos Mejia, MD, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases; Thomas Bailey, MD, professor of medicine in […]

Clay Dunagan, MD, MS acknowledged by Becker’s 2022 list of people to know

Congratulations to Dr. Clay Dunagan, BJC HealthCare Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer! Dr. Dunagan has been named to Becker’s “88 chief medical officers of hospitals and health systems to know” 2022 list. Chief medical officers are the link between physicians and administrators at hospitals across the U.S. They bring an important clinical perspective […]