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“It’s Not Just an Opioid Epidemic – It’s an Overdose Epidemic”

Study Shows Infections are a Common “Side Effect” of Intravenous Drug Use Infectious Diseases Fellow, Laura Marks MD, PhD sees it all...

For the first time in over thirty years in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we can see on the horizon the possibility of eliminating HIV.

Washington University Capacity Building Assistance Program, in collaboration with relevant local stakeholders, will hold the first Missouri PrEP Institute on...

Immune responses to tuberculosis mapped across 3 species

A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis lays out a genetic road map of...

Congratulations to our ID physicians recognized on the 2019 Best Doctors List

Congratulations to our ID physicians recognized on the 2019-2020 Best Doctors List. Washington University Physicians has more Best Doctors than...

Geng receives tenure

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting Dec. 6, Elvin Hsing Geng, MD, professor of medicine,...

Hlatshwayo selected member of Med Ed COP’s Monitoring Work Group

Matifadza G. Hlatshwayo, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor is one of the newest members of the Mentoring Work Group. The purpose...

Diamond and Fremont co-inventors of Zika diagnostic test granted market authorization by FDA

A diagnostic test newly granted market authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) promises to help resolve this confusion....

The Institute for Public Health Names Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation

The Institute for Public Health announces the appointment of Elvin H. Geng MD, MPH, as the new director of the...

Jeffrey Henderson, MD, PhD and colleagues find signature molecule that may help to identify people at high risk for developing C. diff

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found the molecular signature of a healthy gut microbial...

Gut microbes alter characteristics of norovirus infection

Findings, in mice, could guide research into future therapies. The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious...

Gerome Escota, MD selected to chair Teaching and Learning Resources Work Group of IDSA

The Infectious Diseases Society of American Medical Education Community of Practice Committee (IDSA Med Ed COP) recently selected Gerome Escota,...

Dr. Escota, Lawrence and Kirmani receive distinguished service teaching awards

Distinguished Service Teaching Awards were awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Three of our infectious diseases faculty were recently honored...

Britt Andersen, graduate student in Dr. Weil’s Lab, and colleagues uncover molecular changes associated with treating lymphatic filariasis

The Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis delivers mass drug administration to 500 million people each year, and adverse events...

For hospitalized patients with fungal infections, specialists save lives

Infectious disease physicians cut death rates by 20%. Bloodstream infections caused by the fungus Candida are among the most common...

Molecular determinant of fluke’s switch from intestinal to hepatic habitat in humans

Dr. Makedonka Mitreva  and colleagues find novel insights into the genome evolution of the intestinal and liver flukes of Fasciolidae; flukes...

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, receives Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater

The Emerging Leader Award is granted annually to a Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University (CCOM) alumnus who has...

Don’t miss Matifadza G. Hlatshwayo, MD, MPH, instructor of medicine, presentation U=U at the Rep Sept 25

Join the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis for a dynamic exploration into the past, present and future of HIV/AIDS treatment...

Dr. Jonathan H. Sheehan joins the Infectious Diseases Division

Jonathan Sheehan, PhD joined the  Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor on July...

Dr. Jane O’Halloran joins the infectious Diseases Division

Dr. Jane O’Halloran joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases ans an Assistant Professor on July...

Dr. Carlos Mejia joins the Infectious Diseases Division

Dr. Carlos Mejia joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Instructor on July 1,...