Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $5.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate immune responses to a cancer-causing virus after organ transplantation in children.
Physicians who engage in research play a vital role in developing novel, innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating disease. Nurturing the careers of doctors whose work takes them to both patients’ bedsides and the laboratory bench is a top priority of the Division of Physician-Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
David Balzer, MD, has been designated a Master Interventionalist of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (MSCAI). This recognition denotes outstanding members of SCAI who are nominated by their peers in the society. According to the SCAI website, nominees must exemplify “excellence in interventional cardiology practice throughout their careers and commitment to the highest […]
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is a branch of the peripheral nervous system that autonomously regulates intestinal function. The ENS is made up of two interconnected plexuses of neurons and glia: the myenteric plexus and the submucosal plexus. Though signaling to smooth muscle, epithelium, and immune cells, the ENS controls intestinal motility, local blood flood […]
Researchers in child psychiatry and pediatric neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been named recipients of a prestigious MERIT award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support their research focused on preterm babies’ brains as the children age.
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were awarded $569 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2022, elevating WashU to No. 3 among U.S. medical schools in total NIH research funding support. The new ranking surpasses last year’s impressive research successes, when WashU […]
Jason Newland, MD, MEd, professor of pediatrics, infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been at the forefront of research on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. Newland’s work is focused on the impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs in children’s hospitals. His team has developed a large […]
The American Pediatric Society (APS) has announced four Washington University in St. Louis Department of Pediatrics faculty as 2023 new members. The society — founded in 1888 — is the first and most prestigious academic pediatric organization in North America. Andrew Glatz, MD, MSCI S. Celeste Morley, MD, PhD Kathryn Plax, MD Ronald Rubenstein, MD, […]
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology. The center’s physician-scientists will create high-definition molecular reference maps showing genetic details of normal and diseased kidneys during various stages of childhood growth and development. […]
The Department of Pediatrics is proud to announce 55 of our faculty members have been selected for the 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® List. Our physicians work hard each and every day to provide their patients with unmatched care. Each year, Castle Connolly uses a merit-based system to select board-certified physicians for its Top Doctors® […]