Med students launch ‘500 Women in Medicine’ initiative

A group of medical students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has launched a new initiative aimed at supporting equal advancement in the medical profession. The effort is called 500 Women in Medicine.
John F. DiPersio speaks with a patient

Utmost care

A day in the life of Washington ­University School of Medicine showcases the breadth of ­­ongoing efforts to advance research, education and the best ­medical care possible for patients.

New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes

By tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells, a team of researchers at the School of Medicine has shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. The finding may lead to a new approach to treating diabetes.