Donald Hong, MD to speak at National Sexual Health Conference

Donald Hong, MD to speak at National Sexual Health Conference
The 2024 National Sexual Health Conference (NSHC) is the premier national conference covering all aspects of sexual health while creating opportunities to share information, efforts, research, and best practices related to sexual health across the lifespan. The NSHC brings together clinicians, researchers, educators, social workers, community health workers, case workers, psychologists, pharmacists, and healthcare administrators […]

Infectious Diseases Division to Open ID/Substance Use Disorder Training Pathway

Infectious Diseases Division to Open ID/Substance Use Disorder Training Pathway
The Washington University Infectious Diseases Division (ID) to open Infectious Disease/Substance Use Disorder training pathway to address substance use crisis in the region. The opioid epidemic and subsequent rise in injection drug use (IDU) has led to a well-described overlap of epidemics, or syndemic, of substance use disorders (SUDs) and infectious diseases including serious injection-related […]

The ID Division Welcomes Dr. Megan Curtis

The ID Division Welcomes Dr. Megan Curtis
Dr. Megan Rose Curtis joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor in July 2024.  She is a dedicated physician, researcher, and educator with a focus on infectious diseases and women’s reproductive health.  Dr. Curtis’ research interests have spanned topics from HIV and obstetric hemorrhage in sub-Saharan Africa […]

Dr. Patrick Olson joins the Infectious Diseases Division

Dr. Patrick Olson joins the Infectious Diseases Division
Dr. Patrick Olson joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an instructor as of July 2024. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program, residency, and infectious disease fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. His basic science interests focus on how asymptomatic colonization with Staphylococcus aureus influences the development of […]

Welcome ID Fellows!

Welcome ID Fellows!
The ID Division gives a warm welcome to our new fellows. We are excited that you chose WashU for your Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training and look forward to working with you. Alex Hartlage, MD, PhD: “I was born and raised in Cincinnati. I completed my undergraduate and medical education at Ohio State University in Columbus […]

Dr. Andrew Atkinson joins the Division of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Andrew Atkinson joins the Division of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Andrew Atkinson joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor in March 2024.  Dr. Atkinson is a statistician and methodologist providing ad hoc and project-driven support for interventional and observational studies.  His research involves developing methods for handling missing data, the adoption of the estimand framework to […]

Congratulations to our 2024 ID Fellow Graduates!

Congratulations to our 2024 ID Fellow Graduates!
The Infectious diseases Division celebrated our graduating fellows at a dinner held at Westwood Country Club on Thursday, June 21, 2024. We wish you all the best in your careers! Lovin George, MBBS, MD Lovin George, MD, PhDLovin will be an ID Consultant at Sanford Health, Bismarck, ND David Olaffson, MD David will join the […]

Repeat COVID-19 vaccinations elicit antibodies that neutralize variants, other viruses (Links to an external site)

Repeat COVID-19 vaccinations elicit antibodies that neutralize variants, other viruses
Health-care workers received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020. A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that repeat vaccination with updated versions of the COVID-19 vaccine promotes the development of antibodies that neutralize a wide range of variants of the virus that causes […]

Hilary Reno receives Dean’s Impact Award

Hilary Reno receives Dean’s Impact Award
2024 Dean’s Impact Award Recipient Hilary E.L. Reno, MD, PhD, is a highly respected mentor and sponsor of student researchers within the WashU Medicine community broadly, and in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases particularly. Mentees describe Reno as “the ultimate leader,” noting that she “is a wonderful teacher/mentor, and truly hones the […]