WashU Medicine joins national effort to ID genetic differences within the body
The School of Medicine has received two grants totaling $22.5 million to help lead national efforts to understand how DNA changes create differences in genomes across tissues within the same person.
Detailed human pangenome reference captures human diversity
Researchers have published a new set of reference human genome sequences that reveals far more genomic diversity from different populations of people than was available previously. The School of Medicine serves as the national coordinating center for the program, called the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium.
Taghert awarded $1.9 million Outstanding Investigator Award
Paul Taghert, a professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine, received an Outstanding Investigator Award of nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences to study how the circadian clock orchestrates multiple biological cycles that operate at different phases.
Jha wins NSF CAREER award for imaging research
Abhinav Jha, an assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to develop approaches for list-mode imaging that improve information collection.
Change in breast density over time linked to cancer risk
Repeated mammograms contain data on changes in breast density over time that could help identify women at high risk of breast cancer and even reveal which breast is likely to be affected, according to a study by researchers at the School of Medicine.
Richard D. Brasington Jr., MD, professor emeritus of medicine, 71
Richard D. Brasington Jr., MD, a highly regarded professor emeritus of medicine and former director of the rheumatology fellowship training program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, drowned April 30, 2023, while fishing in the North Fork River in Ozark, Mo. He was 71.
Bateman to receive lifetime achievement award
Randall J. Bateman, MD, the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, will receive the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Research.
Class Acts: Alexandra Zdonczyk
Ophthalmology and health-equity advocacy have uncovered a third passion for Alexandra Zdonczyk: St. Louis. In July, Zdonczyk will begin her residency in ophthalmology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Red flags indicate risk for early-onset colorectal cancer
Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified four important signs and symptoms that signal an elevated risk of early-onset colorectal cancer. The incidence of colorectal cancer is rising in people under 50, making it important to recognize such signs.
Bloodstream infections in preemies may originate from their gut microbiomes
A new study from the School of suggests that some dangerous bloodstream infections in premature infants may be caused by strains of bacteria already lurking in their gut microbiomes.
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