Genetic errors identified in 12 major cancer types

By analyzing the DNA in more than 3,000 tumors, scientists led by Li Ding, PhD, at The Genome Institute have identified 127 repeatedly mutated genes that likely drive the growth of a range of cancers in the body. The discovery sets the stage for devising new diagnostic tools and more personalized cancer treatments.

Five pediatrics faculty to lead academic organizations

Washington University Department of Pediatrics and St. Louis Children’s Hospital have been catapulted into the national spotlight by the simultaneous election of five pediatric faculty into the top national leadership roles in large and distinguished medical societies.

Massoumzadeh participates in U.S. women’s study tour of Brazil

Parinaz Massoumzadeh, PhD, staff scientist in the Department of Radiology, was one of eight American women chosen to participate in a U.S.-Brazil exchange program to recruit, retain and advance women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

A time for honors and awards

More than 25 awards honoring scholarship, service and other achievements were given to School of Medicine students at an Oct. 29 luncheon, including the first Nathan Edward Hellman, MD, PhD, Memorial Award given to Ian C. Glenn (second from right).

Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis recognizes five alumni

Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis recognized the achievements of five alumni and a special friend at a ceremony May 19 in the Arts & Sciences Laboratory Science Building. Edward S. Macias, Ph.D., executive vice chancellor, dean of Arts & Sciences and the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, presented Distinguished Alumni Awards to five individuals who have attained distinction in their academic or professional careers and have demonstrated service to their communities and to the university. Macias also presented the Dean’s Medal to John A. Berg, associate vice chancellor for undergraduate admissions, for his support and dedication to Arts & Sciences.

Doctoral education forum hosted by GWB

GWB will host “Shaping the Future of Doctoral Education in Social Work: National Meeting of Doctoral Programs in Social Work.”