Aaloke Mody and Elvin Geng receive $4.5 million Gates Foundation Grant.

Aaloke Mody and Elvin Geng receive $4.5 million Gates Foundation Grant.
Aaloke Mody, MD, assistant professor of medicine and Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, are co-investigators on the recently funded $4.5 million Gates Foundation grant titled “Person-Centered approaches to Viremia: Connection, Rapport, and Engagement (P-CoRE).” Led by collaborators at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), this project aims to employ a […]

Dr. E.P. Barrette name medical director of Village Square MMC

Dr. E.P. Barrette name medical director of Village Square MMC
The Department of Medicine recently announced Medical Directors who will serve 4 outpatient Medical Multispecialty Centers with associated Infusion Centers. They will work within the framework of the Ambulatory Operations Executive Council (A-OEC) of the Department of Medicine (DOM) to serve as a physician liaison for the clinical operations at the MMCs. Alongside the Clinic […]

ID Fellows visit from Thailand!

ID Fellows visit from Thailand!
The ID Division once again welcomed fellows-in-training from Thailand to train over several weeks. David Warren, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine helped organize the training. Since 2012 the ID Division has hosted infectious disease fellows from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok for a 4-week rotation in healthcare epidemiology and infectious diseases. This year we hosted 4 […]

López presents at International Criminal Court Office of the Proscecutor

López presents at International Criminal Court Office of the Proscecutor
Julia López, PhD, WashU assistant professor of medicine, public health faculty scholar and core faculty of the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration, recently traveled to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to present on impacts and strategies related to secondary trauma, the kind of trauma one can experience after repeat exposure […]

Study reveals clues to how Eastern equine encephalitis virus invades brain cells (Links to an external site)

Study reveals clues to how Eastern equine encephalitis virus invades brain cells
“Understanding how viruses engage with the cells they infect is a critical part of preventing and treating viral disease,” said co-senior author Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor at Washington University. “Once you understand that, you have the foundation for developing vaccines and drugs to block it. In this study, it […]

Weil receives Kyelem Prize for work on neglected tropical diseases

Weil receives Kyelem Prize for work on neglected tropical diseases
Research over many years has led to improved control of parasitic worm disease Gary Weil, MD, a professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the 2023 Kyelem Prize at the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases’ annual meeting in Chicago. The prize is awarded […]

Kwon receives CDC grant to study viral transmission within households  (Links to an external site)

Kwon receives CDC grant to study viral transmission within households 
Jennie H. Kwon, DO, an associate professor of medicine and chief of the section of Healthcare Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship, awarded a $3.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a multisite clinical study. The study is aimed at evaluating whether vaccines affect the transmission of flu within households.

William Powderly receives Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award

William Powderly receives Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award
2023 Founders Day Ceremony at Washington University celebrated honorees on Saturday, November 4. William G. Powderly, MD, J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences, was honored during the celebration with the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award. The Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty […]

Researchers identify way to block alphavirus infection 

Researchers identify way to block alphavirus infection 
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found an innovative way to block infection by a variety of alphaviruses, a group of mosquito-borne viruses that can cause joint and brain infections in people. The study, led by Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine, and Daved […]

Long-COVID clinic expanding reach to vulnerable metro, rural communities (Links to an external site)

Long-COVID clinic expanding reach to vulnerable metro, rural communities
Washington University’s long-COVID clinic opened in October 2020. Given the overwhelming need and multifaceted nature of the illness, a multidisciplinary group of clinicians across the School of Medicine care for long-COVID patients. The clinic, overseen by the school’s Division of Infectious Diseases, evaluates and refers patients to various services, including the Living Well Center, a […]