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Hackett named Dodge Scholar in Pediatrics

Brian P. Hackett, MD, PhD, a professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the Philip R. Dodge, MD, Scholar in Pediatrics.

Bagnall named Pew scholar in biomedical sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Martha Bagnall, PhD, an assistant professor of neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a Pew scholar in biomedical sciences. Bagnall is one of 22 exceptional early-career scientists in the biomedical sciences to receive the honor.
Zhou-Feng Chen, PhD (left), director of the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and postdoctoral research scholar Devin M. Barry, PhD, have found that certain pathways in the sensory neurons of mice can work together to transmit itch signals. The discovery may help scientists find more effective ways to make itching stop. (Photo: Robert J. Boston/School of Medicine)

Potential new target identified for treating itch

School of Medicine researchers have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may help scientists find more effective ways to make itching stop.
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Odom receives $500,000 award to further malaria research

Audrey R. Odom, MD, PhD, a noted malaria researcher at the Washington University School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $500,000 award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to further her research into the parasitic disease.
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