“How to Incorporate DEI into Your Fellows Program Curriculum,” at the American College of Rheumatology Education Exchange 2022

 Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE from the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology joined Irene Blanco, MD, MS from Albert Einstein School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology and Lisa Criscione-Schieber, MD, Med from Duke University School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology in the presentation, “How to Incorporate DEI into Your Fellows Program Curriculum,” at […]

Interprofessional, Multidisciplinary Case Conference

In collaboration with Frank O’Brien, MD from the Division of Nephrology and Nathaniel Nolan, MD, MPH from the Division of Infectious Diseases, Andrew Robinson, MSW LMSW and Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE from the Division of Rheumatology presented a workshop titled, “Interprofessional, Multidisciplinary Case Conference:  A Novel Approach to Integrating Health Equity into Graduate Medical Education,” […]

Cutaneous Lupus across Skin Tones

Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE from the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology and Sarah Goglin, MD from the University of California – San Francisco Division of Rheumatology delivered a Teaching Pearl Presentation at the American College of Rheumatology’s Education Exchange 2022 in Orlando, FL.  Drs. Zickuhr and Goglin partnered with eight educators from […]

Depressed Symptomatology Persists Over Time in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients

Sara Kellahan, MSN, AGPCNP-C

Sara Kellahan, MSN, AGPCNP-C, Daphne Lew, PhD, MPH, Xinliang Huang, Seth Eisen, MD, MSc, Hong Xian, PhD and senior author Alfred H. Kim, MD, PhD recently published an article in Arthritis Care & Research demonstrating the persistence of depression overtime in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Read the full article here.

Dr. Lenschow was appointed the John S Daniels Professor in Immunology

We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Lenschow was appointed the John S Daniels Professor in Immunology. The professorship was made possible by a gift from Noémi and Michael Neidorff and established in honor of Dr. John Daniels, a Washington University associate professor of clinical medicine who specializes in endocrinology and metabolism and in […]

Lisa Zickuhr, MD

Congratulations Lisa for receiving the 2021 inagugural Academy of Educators Rising Star Award!

Al Kim, MD, PhD, launched the COVaRiPAD study

Al Kim, MD, PhD, launched the COVaRiPAD study, a multi-departmental effort (Medicine, Neurology, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology, Genetics) to examine COVID-19 vaccine responses in patients with autoimmune diseases

Lisa Zickuhr MD, Colin Diffie MD, and Amber Deptola MD, in collaboration with John Metzler MD and Nathan Olafsen MD, received a Small Projects Grant

Lisa Zickuhr MD, Colin Diffie MD, and Amber Deptola MD, in collaboration with John Metzler MD and Nathan Olafsen MD, received a Small Projects Grant from Washington University’s Medical Education Research Unit. The grant supports a multi-disciplinary group of internists, physiatrists, and rheumatologists to develop and gather validity evidence for a tool that assesses the performance […]

Dr. Can Sungur has been elected to the AOA Class of 2021

On behalf of the WUSM AOA Committee, we are thrilled to announce Dr. Can Sungur election to the AOA Class of 2021! Dr. Sungur was nominated by Dr. Christine Pham who attested to his qualifications as a nominee in the House Officer category as described in the election criteria below: As with all true honors, the […]

RDRRC Pilot and Feasibility grant RFA goes into effect Feb 1

Funding for Pilot and Feasibility Studies Related to the Rheumatic Diseases February 2021 The Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Center (RDRRC) at Washington University is pleased to announce the availability of research funds for its Pilot and Feasibility (P/F) program. The overall goal of this program is to help develop innovative research programs at their earliest […]

Rheumatology’s Al Kim, MD PhD launched the COVaRiPAD study

Al Kim, MD, PhD launched the COVaRiPAD study, a multi-departmental effort (Medicine, Neurology, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology, Genetics) to examine COVID-19 vaccine responses in patients with autoimmune diseases

Congratulations Drs. Kim, Parks and Schwartz

Congratulations, Al Kim MD PhD, Deborah Parks MD and Benjamin Schwartz MD PhD for making the 20-21 Best Doctors in America list! Check out the full list (pdf)! 

Dr. Lisa Zickuhr was appointed the Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine.

Dr. Lisa Zickuhr was appointed the Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine. Dr. Zickuhr is also the 2021 recipient of the Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award, which proposes to design and evaluate a telerheumatology curriculum. Dr. Deborah Lenschow was named Co-Director of the Immunology Graduate Program. Dr. Lenschow also received the 2020 ICTS/FBJH […]

Benjamin D. Schwartz, MD, PhD Distinguished Fellow Award

We are delighted to announce the annual Benjamin D. Schwartz, MD, PhD Distinguished Fellow Award in Rheumatology that will recognize an outstanding (first year) clinical fellow. This award is made possible by a generous endowment from Andy Chan MD, PhD and Mary Chan, MD, in recognition of Ben Schwartz, who has been a consummate physician-scientist, […]

Message from the Chair (Links to an external site)

The Department of Medicine is very happy to welcome our new Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine, Dr. Lisa Zickuhr. She will be assisting the current clerkship director Dr. Gerome Escota in providing professional, administrative, and educational leadership for third and fourth year students rotating in Medicine. Dr. Zickuhr is an Assistant Professor of Medicine […]

Inaugural John P. Atkinson MD Lecture Series

Thursday, January 16, 2020 Eric P. Newman Education Center Seminar Room B8:00 am, Continental Breakfast 8:45 am, Welcome – Victoria J. Fraser, MD Atkinson Portrait Unveiling 9:00 am, “Complement in human disease: Current and emerging therapeutic opportunities” V. Michael Holers, MD Scoville Professor and Head, Division of Rheumatology Professor of Medicine and Immunology University of […]

Washington University Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Center (WU-RDRRC)

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that the Washington University Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Center (WU-RDRRC) is up and running. The mission of the WU-RDRRC is to advance research in rheumatic diseases by providing the infrastructure, education, and training to assist our members in the experimental and scientific design of their projects. We provide […]

Dr. Hsieh’s Election to the AOA

Dear Colleagues, It is our pleasure to announce Dr. Chyi Hsieh’s election to the AOA Medical Honor Society based on his professionalism, scholastic achievements, leadership and service to the medical profession and community. He will be recognized at the annual Spring AOA Initiation Banquet.

2020 Distinguished Educator

Dear Colleagues, Please join us in congratulating Dr. Seth Eisen for being selected to receive the 2020 Distinguished Educator (Postdoctoral Research Mentoring) Award! Dr. Eisen will be recognized with an award ceremony that will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC).

2019 Distinguished Service Teaching Award

Dear Colleagues, Dr. Lisa Zickuhr has received the 2019 Distinguished Service Teaching Award from the Washington University School of Medicine. An award ceremony will be held on Thursday October 24, 2019. Please join us in congradulting Dr. Zickuhr for her acheivement!

ACR Distinguished Fellow Award

Dear Colleagues, Please join us in congratulating Dr. Michael Paley for being selected as this year’s recipient of the ACR Distinguished Fellow Award. Dr. Paley will be recognized at the ACR award ceremonies in Atlanta on Nov 9, 2019.

2019 Presidential Gold Medal

Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to announce that Dr. John Atkinson was chosen to receive the 2019 Presidential Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed to one individual annually by the ACR. Dr. Atkinson will be recognized at the ACR award ceremonies in Atlanta on Nov 9, 2019.

Symposium Honoring John P. Atkinson, MD

Event information Date: Monday, November 12, 2018Time: 12-5 PMLocation: Eric P. Newman Education Center. View parking map » Guest speakers Nalini S. Bora, PhD Bernice Y. Jones Professor of OphthalmologyVice Chair for Research, Ophthalmology Director of Research, Pat & Willard Walker Eye Research CenterJones Eye Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences “CD46 Protects Against […]

Congratulations to Rick Brasington, MD and Wayne Yokoyama, MD

Masters of the American College of Rheumatology 2018 This is one of the highest honors the College bestows to members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and profession. Other Masters in our Division include Dr. John Atkinson, MD and Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, MD PhD