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Rachel Presti, MD, PhD, associate professor and investigator at the IDCRU/ACTU for HPTN 083 says study results are a game changer for HIV prevention

HPTN 083 Study Demonstrates Superiority of Cabotegravir for the Prevention of HIV . Both cabotegravir and oral tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) have...

Welcome Fellows to ID!

Congratulations to our 2020 Fellows in Training on completing their first day as Infectious Diseases Fellows at Washington University School...

Jennifer Philips, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine and co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases sets up high-security biosafety lab to screen potential COVID-19 antiviral drugs.

Six months into the pandemic, people diagnosed with mild cases of COVID-19 still are told to isolate themselves and wait...

William Powderly, MD, reminds the community that the COVID-19 pandemic is still in the first wave of the pandemic and Americans need to continue to take steps to control the spread.

More than 1,000 people in Missouri have died from COVID-19, according to data analyzed by St. Louis Public Radio. the...

In two and a half weeks Jane O’Halloran, MD and Phil Mudd, MD create COVID-19 specimen bank

In early March, just as the pandemic was gaining steam in the St. Louis region, Jane O’Halloran, MD, PhD, an...

Gary Weil, MD and Peter Fischer, PhD, evaluate COVID-19 antibody tests as diagnostic test in low-resource settings

Such antibody tests use finger-prick blood samples, deliver quick results Gary Weil, MD and Peter Fischer, PhD,  professors of medicine,...

Drs. Laura Marks, a clinical fellow in infectious diseases and Mike Durkin, assistant professor of medicine, conduct study that shows oral antibiotics work, shorten hospital stay for IV drug users with infections

People who inject illicit drugs can develop potentially deadly infections of the heart, blood, joints and soft tissues. Typically, such...

Patients with COVID-19 donate specimens to advance research efforts

Philip Mudd, MD, PhD, above, an assistant professor of emergency medicine, and his colleague, Jane O’Halloran, MD, PhD, assistant professor...

COVID-19 mouse model will speed search for drugs, vaccines

The global effort to quickly develop drugs and vaccines for COVID-19 has been hampered by limited numbers of laboratory mice...

White Coats for Black Lives – ID Division faculty, fellows and staff demonstrate with hundreds of medical professionals for Black Lives Matter outside medical center complex

Washington University medical students organized and led a powerful event that brought together students, residents, faculty and staff in solidarity...

William Powderly, MD talks about COVID-19 investigational drugs and clinical trials on BJC’s “Five Questions with …”

Bill Powderly, MD, J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine & Co-director, Infectious Diseases Division, answers questions about COVID-19 investigational drugs...

$5 million supports research into neglected tropical diseases

Grants fund studies of parasitic infections affecting millions worldwide Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have...

Dharushana Muthulingam, MD, MS, COVID-19 expert for Vogue

When Vogue began covering COIVD-19, Dharushana Muthulingam, MD, MS, instructor in medicine, infectious diseases, was their go to expert.  Dr....

The new COVID-19 drug remdesivir is here. Now what? Dr. Powderly shares his thoughts in Science News.

Although remdesivir has been hailed as a game changer by some, a clinical trial conducted in Wuhan, China, did not...

Students, faculty providing coronavirus-related outreach to Latino population

Spanish-speaking students, faculty partner with community leaders to offer education aimed at preventing virus’ spread As stay-at-home orders to stem...

On the front lines: Jeffrey Henderson, Infectious diseases specialist describes how COVID-19 plasma therapy works

Infectious diseases specialist Jeffrey Henderson, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of...

Emergency Operations Center responds to COVID-19

In the three years since it opened, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the Washington University Medical Campus has successfully...

COVID-19 in-home monitoring program launched

School of Medicine, BJC HealthCare program involves daily check-ins aimed at reducing hospitalizations People with COVID-19 who are seen by...

Steve Lawrence, MD, MSc, associate professor of medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, discusses protective masks along with Dr. Cheri LeBlanc.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University physicians respond to news and other media outlets to educate the public. On a...

WUSM Students Connect Patients with Loved Ones During COVID-19 Restrictions

WUSM students have launched a virtual help center to connect COVID-19 patients with their loved ones at a time of...