New Employees

Welcome New Faculty & Staff – October 2018

  FACULTY Name Title Division Eve Ruth Colson Professor Hospitalist Medicine Patricia Irene Dickson Professor Genetics & Genomics Gillian Clare Pet Instructor Newborn Medicine Christopher D Suhre Instructor Hospitalist Medicine Viraine Weerasooriya Associate Professor Gastroenterology STAFF Name Title Division Katherine McKenzie Anderson WU Student Infectious Disease Terri Renee Cammarata Dir …

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities – October 2018

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH R01 Series – new: October 5 U01 – new: October 5 K Series – new: October 12 R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new: October 16 R15 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision: October 25 NIH Due Dates Washington University Internal Competitions – …

Funded Awards

Funded Awards – October 2018

PI Agency Title F. Sessions Cole NIH/U01 Washington University School of Medicine Undiagnosed D… Jonathan Cooper NIH/R43/Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Enzyme Replacement Therapy For Infantile Onset Neurona… Brian DeBosch Longer Life Foundation Leveraging Adaptive Hepatic Glucose Fasting Responses … Amit Mathur NIH/R01/University of Virginia Predictive Informatics Monitoring in the Neonatal Inte… …

Faculty News

Focused delivery for brain cancers

By Brandie Jefferson September 4, 2018 A person’s brainstem controls some of the body’s most important functions, including heart beat, respiration, blood pressure and swallowing. Tumor growth in this part of the brain is therefore twice as devastating. Not only can such a growth disrupt vital functions, but operating in …

Faculty News

Gurnett named director of pediatric and developmental neurology

by Tamara Bhandari September 5, 2018 Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, a professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology at the School of Medicine and neurologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. “Dr. Christina Gurnett is …

Faculty News

Druley addresses childhood cancer at U.S. Capitol

Todd E. Druley, MD, PhD, an associate professor of pediatrics, of genetics and of developmental biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, represented pediatric cancer researchers Sept. 13 at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Druley addressed the Pediatric Cancer Caucus, a …

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The Washington University Transgender Center helps families navigate the complex world of gender identity

By Gaia Remerowski One day, while Karen Stokes and her 5-year-old daughter were watching TV, a Victoria’s Secret commercial came on. Stokes was unprepared for the reaction. “My daughter said if she had breasts, she would want to cut them off,” Stokes explained. “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, that’s a drastic …

Faculty News

Washington University joins network for solving rare medical mysteries

by Julia Evangelou Strait September 24, 2018 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is joining a national research network aimed at diagnosing rare, previously undescribed diseases in patients whose conditions present as medical mysteries. The Undiagnosed Diseases Network is made up of 12 clinical sites and several research centers …

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First endowed deanship – Honoring the contributions of past, present and future medical school deans

Philanthropists George and Carol Bauer have committed $5 million to Washington University, establishing a named deanship for the School of Medicine. The deanship also recognizes the distinguished leadership of the school’s previous deans. Their collective accomplishments are credited with the school’s preeminent stature and with paving the way for future …

Faculty Features

Faculty Feature: Patricia Dickson, M.D.

You might say the fleur-de-lis is in her DNA. That’s because Patricia Dickson, M.D., the new chief of the division of medical genetics and genomics at Washington University, grew up in New Orleans. Her grandfather had settled his family in New Orleans in the 1960’s after moving from Texas, Havana, …