For moms, oxygen during childbirth often unnecessary

For moms, oxygen during childbirth often unnecessary

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that there is no benefit in providing supplemental oxygen to mothers during labor and delivery, a decades-long and common practice. Infants born to women who received supplemental oxygen fared no better or no worse than those born to women who had similar labor experiences but breathed room air.

Don receives award from pediatric radiology society

Steven Don, MD, associate professor of radiology and of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2020 Pioneer Award from the Society for Pediatric Radiology for his innovative work in the development of digital radiography and digital imaging.
Researchers to work with parents, teachers on COVID-19 testing communications

Researchers to work with parents, teachers on COVID-19 testing communications

Researchers at the Brown School are conducting discussion groups with parents and staff in the Special School District of St. Louis County to develop communication tools surrounding COVID-19 testing and vaccination. The research is funded by a two-year, $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to offer 50,000 saliva tests to students, teachers and staff in the six special education schools operated by the district.
Eric W. Carson

Eric W. Carson

Eric W. Carson, professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the School of Medicine, didn’t think growing up that African Americans could become doctors. But he became a physician and chose a specialty known for its lack of diversity. He aims to increase diversity and mentorship in medicine.