Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, 2nd year ID fellow, has been awarded the Jonathan Freeman Scholarship by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The award recognizes outstanding infectious disease fellows who demonstrate an interest in healthcare epidemiology. Dr. Mansoor’s primary research interest is in antibiotic stewardship, specifically in immunocompromised patients and in low resource settings. […]
Fellows receive IDWeek 2022 Abstract Travel Awards
Armaghan-e-Rehman Mansoor, MD, and Patrick Ching, MD, MPH, both second year ID fellows have been awarded Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Trainee Abstract Travel Awards. The awards help defray the expenses of traveling to IDWeek, October 19-23, 2022, in Washington, DC. IDWeek offers several awards acknowledging distinguished, quality scientific research presented at IDWeek. Awards […]
Congratulations, 2022 ID Fellow Graduates!
Through many years of education, hard work and determination, you made it! Congratulations to all of our fellows who completed their infectious diseases (ID) fellowship training. Gayathri Krishnan, MD, is an instructor in medicine and a medical education fellow, working on her Masters in Health Professional Education at Washington University School of Medicine. “One thing […]
The next war we have to win, drug-resistant infections that years of overprescribing have turned deadly. (Links to an external site)
Hilary Reno, MD, PhD joins Board of Directors of ASTDA
The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association recently elected Hilary Reno, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, to the board of directors for a two year term. ASTDA is an organization devoted to the control and study of sexually transmitted diseases. Its objectives are: to support the control and ultimate eradication of STD; to support research […]
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. […]
Our first of many fellows’ outings spring 2022
Our first outing this spring started at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University Danforth Campus talking about art and public health followed by dinner at K-BOP St. Louis. We were also joined virtually by Gerome Escota, MD, former co-director of the ID Fellowship program at WashU.
IDFellowsCup, A friendly competition amongst bug-lovers in training
77 : teams 617 : total players 394 : fellows 82 : pre-fellows (or ID enthusiast) 190 : international players Should be excellent competition and opportunity to learn together! Check it out @IDFellowsCup
Gayathri Krishnan, MD, second year ID fellow presents posters at Annual Social Media Summit 2022
Dr. Krishnan presents poster on #SocialMediaAdvocacy at the Annual Social Media summit at #SGIM22 #SGIM2022 – She was very excited to be at a national conference in-person, interacting with innovative medical educators, & starting a dialogue!
ID Research Symposium 2022 Call for Abstracts – deadline April 30
The Infectious Disease Division at Washington University will host its annual ID Research Symposium on June 17, 2022 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center form 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 30th. Abstract guidelines and instructions for both WUSTL and Non-Wustl submissons are at “Call for Abstract Submission […]
ID Division fills all five fellowship positions in the match
The ID Division is excited to work with our incoming fellows in July 2022. In recent years there had been a decline in applicants to infectious diseases training programs. This year, there are 52 (30%) ID programs in the match with unfilled spots. We are aware that there are insufficient applicants to meet the ever […]
Second year fellow, Gayathri Krishnan, MD, creates online platform for women professionals in the field of Infectious Diseases
Women in Infectious Diseases (WIID) is created for women professionals in ID to collaborate, promote, support, advocate, embrace, encourage and nurture each other and to celebrate all the amazing work being done by women in the field of Infectious Diseases. Our motto in WIID is “for women, with women, by women in ID”. According to AAMC, […]
ID Fellows create video to show prospective fellow candidates what fellowship is like at WashU
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is prepared to conduct virtual interviews of potential candidates to join our ID fellowship program. Since candidates are not visiting onsite, our fellows decided to create a video that shows canididates around the medical campus while they share what it is like to […]
Congratulations to our class of 2021 graduating fellows!
We are so proud of this graduating class of fellows. Their achievements are many and mentioned below in a brief synopsis of each fellow. Miguel Chavez, MD, MSc is the recipient of the 2021 SHEA Jonathan Freeman Scholarship Award, has published 2 peer reviewed articles, and presented 3 posters (healthcare epidemiology, microbiology, fungal infection and […]
Gayaythri Krishnan, MD chosen as Chief ID Fellow for FY 2022
Dr. Krishnan was selected by her ID fellow peers to serve as the second Chief ID Fellow. She follow Nathan Nolan, MD and recent graduate of the ID Fellowhip program . Honored, humbled and ecstatic about this new responsibility, Gayathry hopes to promote Fellow wellness and trainee education. “Thank you @WashUID for entrusting me with […]
The ID Division celebrates the Drs. Gerald and Medoff Professorship in ID, held by Dr. Gary Weil
Gerald Medoff, MD, a physician scientist and one of the founding leaders of the Mycosis Study Group, was the ID Division Director for more than 20 years at Washington University School of Medicine (WUM). Dr. Medoff fostered the first WUSM AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, HIV clinic and HIV/AIDS Advocacy. He provided leadership and training for, […]
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received $2.95 million Gates Foundation grant to develop better diagnostic tests for worm infections (Links to an external site)
Global campaigns to eliminate two tropical parasitic worm infections have been hindered by lack of good diagnostic tools. Since the turn of the century, multinational mass drug-treatment efforts have cut the number of people at risk of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis by more than half, but more than half a billion people remain at risk. […]
Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor grand rounds lecture series features Dr. Fauci providing an update on COVID-19 to School of Medicine faculty, staff, students
Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spoke today about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Department of Medicine’s virtual, weekly Grand Rounds. The online talk — part of the Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor grand rounds lecture series […]
Juan Calix, MD, PhD completes ID fellowship and joins the Division of Infectious Diseases
Juan Calix, MD, PhD, ID fellow alum 2020, joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Instructor in April. Dr. Calix was born in New Orleans, LA but lived much of his youth in his family’s native El Salvador. He moved back to the United States to obtain his bachelor’s […]
WUSM ID Fellows, Miguel Chavez and Nathanial Nolan, launch ID Fellows Network on Twitter (#ID_fellows), an educational space for fellows by fellows
Inspired by all the fantastic #MedEd content provided by #IDtwitter community, several fellows have joined resources to create the ID Fellows Network (#ID_fellows), an educational space for fellows by fellows.This is a collaborative approach to promote ID clinical reasoning for fellows. In just under 2 months they have over 2,400 Followers. They share tweetorials, clinical […]