2024 Dean’s Impact Awards announced

Deborah Lenschow, MD, PhD and Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE of DOM-Rheumatology have been selected for the 2024 Dean’s Impact Award Recognizing Outstanding Mentorship and Sponsorship. Congratulations Deborah and Lisa!

John P. Atkinson, MD of Rheumatology announced as AAI 2024 Distinguished Fellow

John P. Atkinson, MD has been announced as American Association of Immunologists (AAI) 2024 Distinguished Fellows of AAI. This program annually recognizes members for distinguished careers and outstanding scientific contributions as well as their service to AAI and the immunology community. It honors active, long-term members (25 or more years) who have demonstrated one or […]

Deepali Sen, MD and Andrew Robinson, MSW applied and obtained a Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation grant to address some of the underserved patients’ social stressors

To begin tackling some of the major barriers limiting equitable, affordable, and available access to needed healthcare services, Deepali Sen, MD and Andrew Robinson,MSW applied and obtained a Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation grant to addresssome of the underserved patients’ social stressors such as food, housing, medicationand transportation insecurities that impact their medical and rheumatology clinic appointment […]

Dr. Lisa Zickuhr has been selected as the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellow

Dr. Lisa Zickuhr has been selected as the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellow for the term July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2026. Dr. Zickuhr’s project is titled Feedback on Feedback: Iterative Feedback to Improve Assessors’ Written Narrative of Internal Medicine Clerkship Students. We congratulate Dr. Zickuhr on this distinguished honor.

Rheumatology Welcomes New Fellows

Please join us in welcoming our new Rheumatology fellows, Dr. Dimachkie, Dr. Goodman, Dr. Bhandari and Dr. Um! We’re so looking forward to having you in our Rheum family!!

Rheumatology 2023 Graduation

Congratulations to our graduating fellows, Dr. Amaad Rana & Dr. Mo Khalid, receiving the Schwartz Fellowship Award Dr. Mohammed Hamid and receiving the Dr. Richard Brasington Teaching Award, Dr. Hector Molina. We had a wonderful ceremony this afternoon to celebrate these wonderful physicians!

Vladimir Despotovic, MD recognized as a 2023 Dean’s Impact Award Recipient

Kudos to Dr. Despotovic for being recognized as a 2023 Dean’s Impact Award Recipient. The awards recognize faculty whose exceptional dedication and selfless response to the pandemic went beyond expectations. Vlad tirelessly advocated, comforted, and supported patients and their families in the MICU while assuming many responsibilities including surge planning, protocol development and implementation under […]

Rheumatology’s Dr. John Atkinson speaks about the loss of his long time colleague Dr. Richard Brasington

Dr. John Atkinson, a physician and professor at Washington University Medical Center, first met Brasington 25 years ago, when he was recruited to be the director of their training program and teaching students during their fellowships on how to become rheumatologists. Atkinson said Brasington took care of them, taught, and trained them. “He was kind […]

In Memory of Dr. Richard Brasington

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Richard D. Brasington Jr., MD, a highly regarded professor emeritus of medicine and former director of the rheumatology fellowship training program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, drowned April 30, 2023, while fishing in the North Fork River in Ozark, Mo. He […]

Rheumatology mourns the loss of Dr. Richard Brasington

Dear colleagues and friends, It is with a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing of Dr. Richard Brasington, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and beloved former Director of the Fellowship Training Program, Division of Rheumatology at Washington University School of Medicine (1996-2019). Dr. “B”, as we liked to call him, was a friend and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 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 […]