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New integrated center changes care model for women and babies BY KRISTINA SAUERWEIN A new center on the Washington University Medical Campus is transforming health care for women and babies in the region. The Women & Infants Center is housed within two 12-story inpatient towers recently built by BJC HealthCare: the Barnes-Jewish …

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Physician-scientist focuses on young adults with sickle cell disease

To a young Allison King, Washington University School of Medicine served as one of the best playgrounds in St. Louis. As a preschooler, she hid underneath benches in the renal lab where her mother worked. In grade school, she spent summer days creating red, yellow and blue plastic tube people …

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Spring 2018: LEAP Inventor Challenge Awards 6 Research Teams

Six Washington University in St. Louis research teams have been selected to receive funding as part of the Spring 2018 cycle of the Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program, better known as the LEAP Inventor Challenge (LEAP). LEAP exists to propel Washington University intellectual property towards commercialization. The competition supports all Washington University …

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Storch Named Research Integrity Officer

Dear WashU Research Community, I am delighted to announce that Gregory Storch, MD, has agreed to take on the role of Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for Washington University, effective July 1, 2018. Greg will replace Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, MACP, who has served in this role since 2006. Greg is the …

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Gov. Parson meets with Washington University leaders

Washington University leaders met with Missouri’s newly installed governor, Mike Parson, during his Wed., June 20, visit to the Medical Campus. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, talked with Parson about the university’s academic …

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Medical faculty elected to Society for Pediatric Research

Five faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently were elected to the Society for Pediatric Research, which aims to improve child health through research, professional collaboration and advocacy. They are Megan A. Cooper, MD, PhD; Brian J. DeBosch, MD, PhD; Laura G. Schuettpelz, MD, PhD; Indi Trehan, MD; and Yumirle P. …

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Bauer gift establishes named deanship at School of Medicine

David H. Perlmutter, MD, is inaugural George and Carol Bauer Dean May 15, 2018 A $5 million gift from philanthropists George and Carol Bauer to Washington University in St. Louis establishes a named deanship for the School of Medicine. This deanship recognizes and perpetuates the distinguished leadership of the school’s …

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Rates of autism continue to rise, new data indicate

Many children still diagnosed late, after age 4 April 26, 2018 New statistics indicate rates of autism in children have continued to increase. However, the rates have increased only modestly, suggesting there may be a leveling off. Still, researchers found that many children aren’t getting diagnosed until age 4 or …

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Bowen, Perlmutter elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 19, 2018 Washington University in St. Louis sociocultural anthropologist John R. Bowen and David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, join the likes of President Barack Obama, actor Tom Hanks and Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor as newly elected members of the American Academy of …

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Cooper named director of center for primary immunodeficiencies

Newly established Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center is at SLCH April 5, 2018 Megan Cooper, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics and of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center for …