The Division of Rheumatology appreciates all the hard work and dedication of all the women on our team! Thank you for all you do!
February 2023 (Links to an external site)
Rheumatology’s Glenda Bullock included in Women We Admire’s Top 50 Women Leaders of Missouri for 2022
Glenda Bullock, Senior Director, Research Administration, Department of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, was named to the Top 50 Women Leaders of Missouri for 2022 by Women We Admire, an organization that provides news and information on today’s women leaders across a variety of fields. Women We Admire awards this recognition to women who are “leading within […]
Match Day 2022: WashU Rheumatology Welcomes 4 new Residents
Congratulations Drs. Sam Bhandari, Dave Dimachkie, Sarah Goodman, and Joy Um! Welcome to Washington University – Rheumatology! We look forward to having you on our team!
Evidence of autoimmunity’s origins uncovered via new approach
Study opens pathway to better diagnosis, treatment of autoimmune diseases In a recent issue of Nature, Drs. Michael Paley and Wayne Yokoyama collaborated with investigators at Stanford and Oxford to identify the potential antigens that may drive anky-losing spondylitis and acute anterior uveitis. This work suggests that the pathogenesis of HLA-B27-associated disease may be driven […]
Immunotherapy eliminates disease-causing cells in mice with MS-like disease
Successful cancer treatment approach extended to autoimmune disease
Deborah Parks, MD has been elected to the ACR Board of Directors 2022
Dr. Deborah Parks has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American College of Rheumatology at the recent ACR Convergence 2022 meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Congratulations Dr. Parks!
Atinuke “Tinu” Aluko, MD chosen to receive the 2022 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award
Dr. Atinuke Aluko, Division of Rheumatology, received the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence award during an award ceremony hosted by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital on November 28, 2022. The awards recognize and support medical residents who exemplify a compassionate spirit combined with outstanding knowledge and skill. Congratulations Dr. Aluko!
October 2022 (Links to an external site)
John P. Atkinson, MD Lecture Series
September 15, 2022
Atkinson, Wingfield receive faculty achievement awards
John Atkinson and Adia Harvey Wingfield will receive Washington University in St. Louis’ 2022 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced. They will be honored at the university’s annual Founders Day dinner in the fall. Physician-scientist Atkinson, MD, the Samuel B. Grant Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, will receive the Carl […]
Experimental drug reduces risk of death from blood vessel rupture in mice
Could lead to therapies for people at risk of sudden rupture due to abdominal aortic aneurysm. An experimental drug therapy protects mice from sudden death due to the rupture of a major blood vessel in the abdomen, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
“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 […]
Andrew Robinson, MSW LMSW and Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE presents “Interprofessional, Multidisciplinary Case Conference” at the Academic Alliance of Internal Medicine Week 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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 […]
Lisa Zickuhr MD MHPE awarded “Research Distinguished Service Teaching Award”
The Division of Rheumatology would like to congratulate Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE upon being selected by the Washington University School of Medicine Class of 2023 to receive the “Research Distinguished Service Teaching Award” for teaching in academic year 2020-2021
Depressed Symptomatology Persists Over Time in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients
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.
February 2022 (Links to an external site)
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, MHPE, Andrew Robinson, MSW, LMSW, Frank O’Brien, MD, and Nathan Nolan, MD, MPH were selected to present at this year’s AIMW22 Conference
They will conduct a workshop about integrating Health Equity into fellowship training curricula, reviewing best practices and sharing their experiences from their own interprofessional and multidisciplinary case conference. Check them out if you are attending AIMW22!
COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in 90% taking immunosuppressants (Links to an external site)
COVID-19 vaccination elicited antibody responses in nearly nine out of 10 people with weakened immune systems, although their responses were only about one-third as strong as those mounted by healthy people, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Rheumatoid arthritis treated with implanted cells that release drug (Links to an external site)
With a goal of developing rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation.
Rheumatology’s Lisa Zickuhr, MD recieves the 2021 inagural Academy of Educators Rising Star Award
Congratulations Lisa for receiving the 2021 inagural Academy of Educators Rising Star Award!
Roseanne Zhao, MD, PhD awarded the 2021 ACR Distinguished Fellow Award
Congratulations, Dr. Zhao! “I am honored to be a Distinguished Fellow Award recipient this year. This recognition is significant to me as a tribute to my mentors, whose invaluable teaching and guidance over the years have shaped and continue to shape my development and growth as a physician and a scientist. I also would like […]
Can Sungur, MD chosen to receive the 2021 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award
Dr. Sungur, Division of Rheumatology, received the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence award during an award ceremony hosted by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital 2021. The awards recognize and support medical residents who exemplify a compassionate spirit combined with outstanding knowledge and skill. Congratulations Dr. Sungur!
July 2021 (Links to an external site)
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
Dr. Michael Paley is awarded Arthritis National Research Foundation grant
Michael A. Paley, MD, PhD, has been awarded a grant from Arthritis National Research Foundation for his project: Mechanistic Insights into Organ-Specific Manifestations of Spondyloarthritis
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 selected for the Washington University School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society announces 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 […]
Congratulations – Fang Zhao, MD, PhD
Dr. Fang Zhao received the Scientist Development Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation to start in July 2021
WashU trial evaluates effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines for people taking immunosuppressants (Links to an external site)
The trial wants to see how the vaccine interacts with people on immunosuppressants
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 […]
February 2021 (Links to an external site)
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 Dr. Can Sungur
Congratulations Can Sungur for receiving the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award
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