Goal-oriented rehab improves recovery in older adults

Goal-oriented rehab improves recovery in older adults

Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation, a type of goal-oriented therapy, helps older patients recover more fully than standard physical or occupational therapy. It involves focusing on specific goals important to individual patients and motivating patients to work toward those goals during every therapy session.
Brozanski named pediatrics vice chair of quality and safety

Brozanski named pediatrics vice chair of quality and safety

Beverly S. Brozanski, MD, a national leader in neonatal medicine and safety protocols in pediatric patient care, has been named vice chair of quality and safety in the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine.
Duncan, Sadhu named Loeb Teaching Fellows

Duncan, Sadhu named Loeb Teaching Fellows

Jennifer G. Duncan, MD, and Justin S. Sadhu, MD, have been named the 2019-21 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Powderly to lead Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences

Powderly to lead Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences

William G. Powderly, MD, the Dr. J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, has been named director of the university’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences. The institute is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Genes linked to death from sepsis ID’d in mice

Genes linked to death from sepsis ID’d in mice

Bacteria in the bloodstream can trigger an overwhelming immune response that causes sepsis, a life-threatening condition. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found genes that help protect the body’s cells from dying during sepsis, which could lead to new treatments.
More cancer patients get help to quit smoking

More cancer patients get help to quit smoking

A new program funded through the Cancer Moonshot Initiative has doubled the number of patients at Siteman Cancer Center assessed for smoking — and increased by fivefold the percentage of cancer patients who smoke now taking medication to help them quit. The results have been published in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine.
Sauerwein article recognized by Association of American Medical Colleges

Sauerwein article recognized by Association of American Medical Colleges

Kristina Sauerwein, a senior medical sciences writer in Medical Public Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a silver Robert G. Fenley Writing Award for general staff writing from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).