The American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) acknowledges individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in tropical medicine with the “Bailey K. Ashford Medal”. On November 17, at their annual conference, the ASTMH announced that Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, professor of medicine is this year’s recipient of this prestigious award as a recognition for her distinguished […]
Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine has recently been appointed to the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Antimicrobial Resistance Committee Committee. The Antimicrobial Resistance Committee serves to advance, through public policy and advocacy, the development of new antimicrobial agents where unmet need exists and the reduction of occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. The committee […]
We are proud to announce the following faculty, each who have been named a Fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society. Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases. It recognizes distinguished clinicians and scientists from the United States and […]
Boosters are safe, but not required. Many Washington University in St. Louis students, staff and faculty are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster.
Caline Mattar, MD, assistant professor of medicine and Aaloke Mody, MD, assistant professor of medicine both have been appointed to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Global Health Committee. Dr. Mattar’s interests are in antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention in resource limited settings, global and international health, infectious diseases in pregnancy, currently COVID-19. Dr. Mody […]
Combat troops require special equipment to guard against chemical and biological agents that could be unleashed in a war zone. While such suits and respirators can protect against chemical and biological weapons, they are cumbersome and can limit mobility at the worst possible times.
Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine participated in a CDC led multicenter study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing that the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines were highly effective under real-world conditions in preventing symptomatic COVID19 in health care personnel. Drs. Kwon and […]
Dr. Nathan Nolan, instructor in medicine, division of infectious diseases, along with Frank O’Brien, MBBCh, MRCPI, assistant professor of medicine, division of nephrology and Lisa Zickuhr, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of rheumatology, submitted a workshop proposal for the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Week 2022 (AIMW22). Their submission, “Interprofessional, Multidisciplinary Case Conferences: A Novel Approach […]
Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine has recently been appointed to the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Antimicrobial Resistance Committee and Awards Committee. The Antimicrobial Resistance Committee serves to advance, through public policy and advocacy, the development of new antimicrobial agents where unmet need exists and the reduction of occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. […]
Nicolo Cabrera, MD, joined the Infectious Diseases Division following completion as a PGY-7 Immunocompromised Host/Transplant Infectious Disease fellow at the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He was born and raised in the Philippines where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, magna cum laude, at […]
Daisy W. Leung, PhD, reveals common respiratory virus manipulates immune genes to protect itself
Each September, the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. The ID Division recognizes all the women physicians, researchers, residents, fellows and medical students working to make health care more equitable. We celebrate these trailblazers during Women in Medicine month. […]
This event is in person at the Missouri History Museum but can also be accessed virtually. Join a panel discussion at the Missouri History Museum on the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Panelists will hold an open dialogue with the audience about their personal identities, cultural perspectives, and how they’re building social spaces […]
However, people treated for autoimmune conditions produce weaker responses than healthy people COVID-19 vaccination elicited antibody responses in nearly nine out of 10 people with weakened immune systems, although their responses were only about one-third as strong as those mounted by healthy people, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine […]
Rainbow flags flew proudly at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1 as the USTA celebrated and welcomed the LGBTQ+ community to the first-ever Open Pride Day during the main draw of the 2021 US Open. It’s been an exciting start of the #USOpen for Dr. Bernard Camins, an infectious diseases specialist […]