About 18 million children under age 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition, and over 3 million children die from it each year. Treatment with high-calorie supplemental foods and antibiotics can prevent deaths, but these interventions often have limited impact on the long-term effects of severe acute malnutrition, such as persistent stunted growth, disrupted immune function […]
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the 2022 Senior Scientist Winner of the Innovators in Science Award administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Melanie Yarbrough is the recipient of the 2022 Ellis Benson Award, given by the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) in recognition of her work in advancing diagnostic methods for infectious diseases such as bloodstream and urinary tract infections. The Ellis Benson Award is the premier award of ACLPS to a young faculty member in […]
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, will participate in a conversation about the pandemic Thursday, March 3, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The virtual event, available via livestream, will be geared toward faculty, staff, students and trainees on the […]
Following departmental strategic planning, the Pathology & Immunology Office of Faculty Development (OFD) was founded in 2020. OFD supports our departmental core values (excellence, respect, inclusion, and diversity), and the mission of the OFD is to support a thriving and diverse department with professionally happy and healthy faculty who are productive, well recognized, and respected […]
For at least six months after COVID-19 vaccination, antibodies produced by immune cells become steadily more formidable and more precisely targeted against the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a study of the antibody response to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
When South African scientists announced in November that they had identified a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19, they also reported two worrying details: one, that this new variant’s genome was strikingly different from that of any previous variant, containing dozens of mutations compared with the original virus that emerged in 2019; and […]