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.
Two viruses closely related to Zika – West Nile and Powassan – can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study from the School of Medicine. The findings suggest that Zika may not be unique in its ability to cause miscarriages and birth defects.
Temporarily shutting off neuronal signals to a healthy part of the brain may aid stroke recovery, according to new research in mice from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
A pandemic flu outbreak could kill millions. Now, School of Medicine researchers have found features of the virus’ genome that influence how well it multiplies. The findings could help target pandemic flu surveillance efforts to make it easier to find the next outbreak before it spreads widely.
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.
The Beyond Boundaries interdisciplinary program at Washington University in St. Louis offers first-year students a wide array of experiences: exposure to new concepts and people; opportunities to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars across a spectrum of disciplines; and something a bit less tangible.
Washington University School of Medicine researchers have found that circadian rhythm disruptions occur much earlier in people whose memories are intact but whose brain scans show early, preclinical evidence of Alzheimer’s.
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.
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.
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.