Alexander-Brett named Rising Star

Congratulations to Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD who was selected as the 2016 ATS “Science and Innovation Center Rising Star of Research” representing the All Assembly.

Pulmonary Research Day

Our second annual Pulmonary Research Day was another great success.

We were happy to welcome Dr. Andy Limper back to Washington University to deliver our Keynote Address, and over 30 people from several Departments and Divisions across campus presented their latest findings in pulmonary and critical care research.

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Aguilar from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine who won the Clinical Abstract Award for his poster entitled, “C4d-negative antibody-mediated rejection after lung transplantation”, and to Anshu Gounder from the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences who won the Basic Abstract Award for her poster entitiled, “IFI35 modulates early inflammatory responses during H5N1 influenza infection”. Good luck as you present these exciting findings at upcoming meetings.

New tech may expand lung transplant donor pool

Ramsey Hachem, MD, professor of medicine and the medical director of lung transplantation at Washington University, was lung transplant recipient Michele Coleman’s physician. Coleman received lungs reconditioned with the new device being tested.