Dr. Richard Brasington was awarded one of the Distinguished Service Teaching Awards from Washington University.
Dr. John Atkinson accepts an award from the American Association of Immunologists.
Wayne Yokoyama was elected to Councillor for the American Association of Immunologists for a four year term.
Alfred Kim and Richa Gupta accept an award at the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology
Dr. Brasington accepts an award from the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter for Medical Excellence
Three new faculty join the Division of Rheumatology;
Deborah Parks, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Linda Grismer, Assistant Professor, and Tara Adhikari, Instructor of Medicine
Pictured are two ACR masters that are also faculty at WUSM-Division of Rheumatology (John Atkinson and Benjamin Schwartz)
From left to right; Wayne Yokoyama, John Atkinson, Richard Brasington, Benjamin Schwartz
"How microbes train our immune system"
Advanced online edition of Dr. Chyi Hsieh's research published in the journal Nature
Caregiver Inspires Crusade
Patient spearheads fundraising efforts for research into rare disease
Nearly one in three St. Louis ‘Best Docs’ is Washington University Physician, August 12, 2010
More than 350 Washington University physicians named to "Best Doctors" List, July 21, 2009
Barnes-Jewish Ranked 9th nationally, Among Nation's Best, Rheumatology #18 By U.S.News
July 16, 2009, ST. LOUIS — For the 17th consecutive year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine, is the only St. Louis area hospital or medical institution listed among America’s elite medical centers in the “America’s Best Hospitals” issue.
Aspirin, the mighty drug
(Republished with permission from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This article originally ran in the Healthy & Fit section on Monday, July 23, 2007)
Yokoyama named director of Medical Scientist Training Program
July 3, 2007 -- Wayne M. Yokoyama,
M.D., is the new director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at
Washington University School of Medicine in
WUSTL's new academy members are Wayne M. Yokoyama, M.D., the Sam J. Levin and Audrey Loew Levin Professor of Research in Arthritis and professor of medicine and of pathology and immunology, Aaron Ciechanover, M.D., D.Sc., visiting professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and the Research Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, and Clifford M. Will, Ph.D., the James S. McDonnell Professor of Physics in Arts & Sciences. http://mednews.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/9439.html
Genetic finding sheds light on diseases causing blood vessel breakdown
Twenty-one years after they first described a fatal genetic disorder in Missouri and Arkansas families, scientists at the School of Medicine have linked the condition to mutations in a gene known as TREX1. The study appears online in Nature Genetics. The identification will accelerate efforts to understand and treat retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy (RVCL), a rare condition that usually goes unrecognized or is misdiagnosed. http://mednews.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/9736.html?emailID=15383
Washington University Orthopedics and
Second chance reveals gene's ability to help fight
flu, other viruses
Jan. 15, 2007 -- An immune system gene that flunked its first tryout as an antiviral factor has triumphed in its second, proving that it can help fight the flu, herpes and the Sindbis virus. Picking the right opponents for interferon stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) to square off against proved to be key to uncovering its potential. Earlier tests found it provided no help in the battle against a pair of other viruses, but scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in
kill" enables powerful immune attack cells in mice
Veterans of first Gulf War
have more chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
Enzyme’s newly discovered
role may make it target for arthritis treatment
The finding by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in
US News and World Report -
'Leash' protein may help keep B cells from attacking body tissue
Lack of Immune System Protein Prevents Lupus-Like Condition in Mice
St. Louis, July 8, 2004 Removal of an immune system signaling protein prevents the development of a lupus-like condition in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health have found. Whats perhaps most exciting is that normal immune system functions were still largely intact in the experimental mice that lacked SAP, says Stanford Peng, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in rheumatology and of pathology and immunology and lead investigator for the study.
Arthritis drug may cause adverse side effects
Immune SystemĴs Attack Dogs Kept on Genetic Leash: Loss of restraint may
contribute to lupus, other autoimmune disorders
St. Louis, Feb. 12, 2004 - When theyĴre not busy battling invaders, some of the cells that act as the attack dogs of the mouse immune system have to be kept on a genetic leash to prevent them from mounting inappropriate attacks on the mouseĴs own tissues, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found.
Washington University Launches BioMed 21 Į a $300 Million Biomedical
Science Initiative to Transform Genome Research into New Medical Treatments
St. Louis, Nov. 17, 2003 - Washington University and its School of Medicine today announced they will spend more than $300 million to rapidly bring the new knowledge of the human genetic blueprint to the patient's bedside and to change how illnesses ranging from diabetes to AlzheimerĴs disease to various cancers are understood, diagnosed and successfully treated.
WUSTL Medical School Ranks 2nd in Country; Remains 1st in Student
St. Louis, April 2, 2004 - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is rated the second best medical school in the nation and ranks first in student selectivity, according to this yearĴs U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate and professional programs released April 2.
Suppressing Immune System Reverses Otherwise Untreatable Case of Blood
St. Louis, Jan. 21, 2003 - Treatment with two medications that suppress the immune system, rituximab and cyclophosphamide, appears to have cured one woman of an otherwise untreatable case of the blood disease known as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).
Unshrouding the Mysteries
March 22. 2002 - Hector D. Molina thinks a percentage of them may happen because of an abnormaility in the mother's immune system.
$3 Million For New Center
To Foster Research on Arthritis
St. Louis, Dec. 12, 2001 - Researchers at School of Medicine have received a five-year, $3 million grant to establish a Rheumatic Disease Core Center, making it one of only seven in the nation.
Yokoyama Receives Novartis
Award for Basic Immunology
St. Louis, August 17, 2001 - Wayne M. Yokoyama, M.D., was awarded the Novartis 2001 Prize for Basic Immunology at the 11th International Congress for Immunology in Stockholm, Sweden, in recognition of his groundbreaking scientific contributions to the understanding of natural killer cells and the molecular basis for their function.
Closing In on How Natural
Killer Cells Thwart Viral Infection
May 4, 2001 - Researchers have identified a receptor on the surface of natural killer cells in mice that is vital to resisting viral infection. The scientistsĴ discovery offers new insights into innate immunity, a rapid response system that allows the host to fend off invading microorganisms until other arms of the immune system are mobilized.
Killer Cells Recognize
St. Louis, May 4, 2001 - Researchers have discovered that immune system cells called natural killer cells can recognize and destroy specific viruses. Scientists previously thought these cells responded to infection only in a nonspecific way.
1.7 Million To Study
St. Louis, August 1, 2000 - John P. Atkinson, M.D., the Samuel B. Grant Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in
Medical School Ranked
Fourth in Nation and First in Student Selectivity
St. Louis, March 31, 2000 - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of the top five medical schools in the nation, ranks first in student selectivity and has the leading physical therapy program and a top occupational therapy program, according to this yearĴs U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate and professional programs.
A Crucial Protein Prevents
Volunteers Needed For
DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH AWARD
St. Louis, October 22, 1998 - John P. Atkinson, M.D., the Samuel B. Grant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will receive the 1998 Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).
ATKINSON NAMED GRANT
PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL MEDICINE
St. Louis, Nov. 26, 1997 - John Atkinson, M.D., has been named the first Samuel B. Grant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
$1.1 MILLION GRANT TO
STUDY IMMUNE SYSTEM
RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY NEW
TRIGGER FOR IMMUNE SYSTEM