Dean addresses School of Medicine

Larry Shapiro, Dean for the School of Medicine, speaks to faculty and staff about current endeavors at the school.

Dean Larry Shapiro, M.D., spoke recently to School of Medicine staff about new initiatives underway at the institution and future plans. He outlined multidisciplinary research collaborations among scientists to investigate the causes of illness, including neurological disorders, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Shapiro also talked about the medical school’s expansion in West County, where patients can receive closer to their homes the outstanding care for which Washington University physicians are renowned. He told those in attendance about innovations in medical education, including the Simulation Center, where learners practice procedures on life-like mannequins before performing them on patients, and about the outstanding students in the medical school class of 2011.