DiPersio to become president of transplantation society

John DiPersio, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Oncology and deputy director of Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected to the top leadership post in the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He will take over the role during the society’s meetings in Salt Lake City later in February. 

PhD in imaging science launched

With the aim of training the next leaders in imaging, the School of Engineering & Applied Science is collaborating with other Washington University in St. Louis schools to offer an interdisciplinary doctoral program in imaging sciences, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
Andwele Jolly

Jolly named a 2018 Eisenhower fellow

Andwele Jolly, a business director at the School of Medicine, is one of 11 midcareer professionals chosen from a national pool of candidates for a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship.

Sun Pharma Advanced Research Co. commits $10 million to drug development

The School of Medicine is joining with Sun Pharma Advanced Research Co. (SPARC) to support new drug development through the university’s Center for Drug Discovery and the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. SPARC will provide $10 million to fund the Skandalaris Center’s LEAP Inventor Challenge and provide drug development expertise to researchers pursuing the commercialization of new pharmaceuticals.

Park named to help lead MPHS program

Yikung Park, associate professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named deputy co-director of the Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) degree program.