Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

The School of Medicine has a rich, 111-year history of success in research, education and patient care. It pioneered bedside teaching and led in the transformation of empirical knowledge into scientific medicine. From the earliest days, there has been an understanding that "investigation and practice are one in spirit, method and object."

Currently ranked among the top three medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Washington University School of Medicine is the most selective in terms of student quality. The School's faculty members are the staff physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. These two fine hospitals, perennially recognized for excellence in patient care, also provide a superb atmosphere for training students, residents and fellows. Washington University also operates the nation's largest medical scientist training program, a combined M.D./Ph.D. program dedicated to educating the next generation of physician-scientists.

Along with the quality of its graduates, faculty members are primarily responsible for the School of Medicine's international reputation. Peer-reviewed, published research is one hallmark of an outstanding institution, and, by that yardstick, the School is extraordinary. It currently ranks as the third-largest recipient of NIH research funding, and rarely does a week go by that the School's researchers are not represented in one of the leading scientific journals.

For more information, or to contact Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, see their website at: medschool.wustl.edu

» Recent News

Cervical Cancer Genetics Study Seeks Volunteers
28 May 04 | Washington University School of Medicine researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center are seeking the participation of cervical cancer patients in a search for genes that increase a woman's risk of cancer.

$1 Million Grant to Fund HIV Care for the Uninsured
28 May 04 | Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) has awarded a three-year $1.1 million grant to the Infectious Disease Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Cancers' Love-Hate Relationship with Proteins Offers New Treatment Window
17 Dec 03 | Scientists have found that the absence of two proteins cells use to cope with heat stress can make it easier for the cells to become cancerous, but that same absence also makes it harder for cancerous cells to survive exposure to heat and radiation.

New Doctorate in Audiology Program Offered at Central Institute for the Deaf at Washington University School of Medicine
16 Dec 03 | Individuals who complete the Au.D. degree program will receive doctorate-level training in clinical audiology and the fields related to speech and hearing sciences. By 2012, a doctoral degree will be required for certification in clinical audiology.

Brain Tumor Growth Requires Abnormal Cellular Neighbors
15 Dec 03 | In trying to develop a mouse model of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), a genetic disorder that predisposes children to certain types of brain tumors, the team discovered that tumors only developed when all brain cells were genetically abnormal.

Database Study Yields New Insights Into Arthritis Drug
12 Dec 03 | Researchers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine have analyzed a national database of VA patients to investigate the effects of rheumatoid arthritis drug leflunomide in the first years after approval.

Black and Needleman Appointed to Leadership Positions in Administration and Research
12 Dec 03 | Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named Michael E. Black as associate dean and associate vice chancellor for administration and finance, and Philip Needleman, Ph.D., as associate dean for special research projects.

Healthy Children Needed for Brain Study
11 Dec 03 | Healthy children between 7 and 9 years old are needed for a study on the development of language skills at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Participants will be asked to complete three visits.

Center to Enable Genetic Treatments, Immune Therapies, Other Advances
10 Dec 03 | Early next month, scientists working at a new research facility at Washington University School of Medicine will begin spending their days in a high-tech haven of cleanliness and environmental control comparable to the orbiting Space Station.

$2.7 Million to Predict Safety and Effectiveness of Blood Thinners
05 Dec 03 | To determine how clinical and genetic factors predict a patient's response to therapy, a multi-disciplinary team led by Washington University researchers has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Kenneth Ludmerer Receives Prestigious AAMC Award
01 Dec 03 | The prestigious award, which recognizes extraordinary individual contributions to medical schools and the national medical education community, was announced in November at the AAMC's 114th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Johnston to Become Genetics Society President
01 Dec 03 | Mark Johnston, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of genetics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will become president of the Genetics Society of America (GSA) on Jan. 1, 2004. Johnston will have a one-year term as president.

Researchers to Study Quality of Life in Women with Early Breast Cancer
26 Nov 03 | Researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center have received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute and the Breast Cancer Stamp Fund to study quality of life in women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Researchers Study Depression in Bypass Surgery Patients
26 Nov 03 | Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are seeking patients who have recently had coronary artery bypass graft surgery and are suffering from depression to participate in a research study.

Researchers to Study Mental Health Effects of 9/11 Attacks
20 Nov 03 | Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $2.5 million grant to lead a study of the persistent mental health impact of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks on people who were in the World Trade Center towers.



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