Faculty News

Fighting the spread of infectious diseases like malaria with better, faster, more nimble diagnostic tools

November 20, 2018 Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD, is on a mission. John, associate professor of pediatrics and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is fighting the spread of infectious diseases like malaria with better, faster, more nimble diagnostic tools. Malaria kills 445,000 people …

Faculty News

AAAS names 11 Washington University faculty as fellows

November 27, 2018 Faculty join world’s largest general scientific society Eleven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis — the most in a decade-and-a-half — are among 416 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Samuel Achilefu; …

Faculty News

Jennifer Silva, MD, is an innovator and entrepreneur with heart — literally

November 15, 2018 As a pediatric electrophysiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Silva treats children with abnormal heart rhythms. In partnership with her husband, Jonathan Silva, PhD, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, she has co-founded a startup …

Faculty News

Common probiotic no help to young kids with stomach virus

Study examined children with diarrhea in nation’s emergency rooms by Kristina Sauerwein • November 21, 2018 Children with stomach viruses increasingly are given probiotics to ease symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. But a major U.S. study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that a commonly used probiotic is …

Faculty Features

Faculty Feature Viraine Weerasooriya, MD

Dr. Viraine Weerasooriya returns to the Department of Pediatrics as a faculty member and Clinical Director in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Even though his last name is pronounced exactly as it is spelled, his patients find it easier to call him “Doctor W”.  Viraine recently moved from …

OFD News

Faculty Awarded for Teaching Excellence

The Distinguished Service Teaching Awards ceremony was held in the EPNEC Auditorium on 11/15/18.  The Department of Pediatrics was delighted to have been awarded three awards in three different categories.  Dr. Yumi Turmelle, a pediatric hepatologist, and Advisory Dean at the medical school was honored for her work in creating a …

Faculty Features

Faculty Feature: Laura Schuettpelz, M.D, Ph.D.

Laura Schuettpelz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology Dr. Laura Schuettpelz was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from Creighton University with degrees in biology and psychology, she completed a PhD in molecular biology from Northwestern University. With a desire to combine her passion for …

Peds News

Peds News – November 2018

NWT Superhero Pumpkin Decorating Contest     3-way tie for Best Use of Recycled Material     MPRB Superhero Pumpkin Decorating Contest     TabEx Building

Research News

Research News – November 2018

Amanda Cashen, MD, has agreed to take on the interim role of Institutional Review Board (IRB) Executive Chair for Washington University, effective October 15, 2018. Amanda will replace Jonathan Green, MD, who left the University last month and served as Executive Chair since 2010 Click here for more information Update …

IT News

IT News – November 2018

November 1: Remote Desktop Change Important Update This morning a communication was sent regarding a change to take place on November 1. This change does not affect Medical Campus Faculty and Staff already utilizing a department supported and approved Gateway, Citrix, VPN, or Remote Desktop Services (RDS) clients. We apologize for any concerns the original …