Cashen named Institutional Review Board chair

Cashen named Institutional Review Board chair

Amanda F. Cashen, MD, associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named executive chair of the university’s Institutional Review Board, the multidisciplinary group that reviews and approves protocols for research studies that involve human subjects.

Scott receives lifetime achievement award from laboratory medicine society

Mitchell G. Scott, professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
Margenthaler named president-elect of breast surgery board

Margenthaler named president-elect of breast surgery board

Julie Margenthaler, MD, professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named president-elect of The American Society of Breast Surgeons. She will serve in the role until 2020, when she becomes president of the organization.
Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

Only a few cases of the newly discovered Bourbon virus have been reported, and two of them ended in death, partly because no specific treatments are available for the tick-borne illness. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified an experimental antiviral drug that cures mice infected with the potentially […]
To fight TB infection, early protection is crucial

To fight TB infection, early protection is crucial

Researchers at the School of Medicine and the Africa Health Research Institute have identified a master cell that coordinates the body’s immune defenses in the crucial early days after a tuberculosis infection. Boosting the activity of such cells could help reduce the millions of new infections that occur worldwide every year.
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