Dr. Derek E. Byers, a Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named Executive Chair of the Washington University Institutional Review Board (IRB), the multidisciplinary group that reviews and approves protocols for research studies that involve human subjects. The board is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare […]
Marlene Cano, MD, PhD, was recently awarded the Unrestricted Early Career Grant for Diversity from the American Thoracic Society for the 2023-2024 academic year. Only one of these is awarded annually to diverse, early-stage investigators interested in basic science, translational, or clinical research in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The award covers salary, supplies, […]
Dr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni receives early career award from International Complement Society. Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Early Career Award from the International Complement Society. He is being honored for his research into the complement system, […]
Dr. James Krings has earned the American Lung Association’s ACRC Early Career Investigator Award. His current research is titled “Why are New Inhaler Recommendations Not Used More Frequently?” Read more about his efforts with the American Lung Association here. New asthma guidelines recommend that healthcare providers consider advising their patients to use combination inhaled corticosteroids […]
Drs. Amit Bery and Andrew Roth have been awarded the 2023 Dean’s Scholars Award, which supports outstanding MD-only individuals committed to a career as a physician-scientist here at Washington University. This program alleviates the scholar’s financial stress and provides mentorship, institutional support, and the protected time necessary to generate data and publications. Dr. Amit Bery’s […]
Pulmonologist specializes in body’s response to lung infections by Julia Evangelou Strait Washington University School of Medicine News Release • 11/22/22 Janet S. Lee, MD, a highly regarded physician-scientist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, has been chosen to lead the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington […]
I am pleased to announce that Bryan D. Kraft, MD has been named the new Director of the Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU) for Washington University School of Medicine. An experienced pulmonologist and NIH-funded investigator, Kraft joins the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine, bringing an extensive research background […]
Rodrigo Vazquez Guillamet, MD was chosen by the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital as one of the 17 investigators as part of the 14th annual Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program (CTRFP). Read more.
Finally: an understanding of how viruses trigger progressive lung disease in the covid era.
Patrick Lyons, MD recently submitted an application to the Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists program. Dr. Lyons was chosen to receive a grant for his research project. Through the Doris Duke Fund, Dr. Lyons will receive $25,000 per year and the Pulmonary Division will match the other $25,000. We are excited for Dr. […]
Congrats to Tom Brett, PhD and his lab for getting published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia as a featured article. Check out the paper.
The left photo is PAS-hematoxylin staining of a section of normal lung, and the right is from a section of lung after the development of progressive lung disease long after respiratory viral infection (starting as soon as 5 days and here peaking at 7 weeks after initial infection). In these photos, we are also using […]
Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD saved the life of a pregnant mother of 2 from COVID-19. Check out the rest of this inspiring story here.
Adam Anderson, MD has received a grant from BJC. The title of the grant is: Development of a Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence Registry. The award period is from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
Dr. Michael J. Holtzman received a Technology/Therapeutic Development Award (TTDA) from the Department of Defense for “Preclinical Development of a New Kinase Inhibitor for COPD”. The 3-year award for $3,928,669 will focus on progressive post-viral lung disease, especially relevant to current public health problems with respiratory viral infections including Covid-19, influenza, and other common pathogens. […]
Andrew Michelson, MD, Assistant Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has received a COVID-19 grant. The project period will be 07/01/20 to 02/28/21. The title of his grant is: “Artificial Intelligence for the Real-time Prediction of Respiratory Deterioration in SARS-COV2 Infected Patients: A Clinical Triage Tool.”
Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD has received a R01 from the NHLBI starting July 1, 2020. Her project title is “Non-Classical Cytokine Secretion in Chronic Airway Disease.”
Dr. Patrick Lyons, Instructor of Medicine in The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine has been attending in the COVID ICUs and leading the clinical operations on the ground in these units since March 16. The clinical work has involved admitting critically ill patients with diagnosed or suspected COVID-19, performing urgent critical care procedures […]
Dr. Colleen McEvoy, Assistant Professor of Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine has provided extraordinary service to critically ill patients. Dr. McEvoy has been maintaining the scheduling and logistical coordination. She is the co-leader of the COVID Critical Care task force. Since COVID-19 is a new disease, they needed to very quickly provide information […]
Laneshia K. Tague, MD, MSCI has received the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) Junior Physician-Investigator Award. This award was created to honor young AFMR investigators whose research projects complement an overall program of research, teaching and clinical medicine. Candidates must have submitted an abstract to one of the AFMR Regional Meetings. Applications were judged […]
Dr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni (Principal Investigator) received a Discovery Award (Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program) from the Department of Defense for the period of 7/1/20 – 6/30/22. Along with Dr. Andrew Gelman (Cardiothoracic Surgery), they will study how activators of the complement cascade (such as pentraxin 3) increase the risk of acute lung injury (primary graft dysfunction) […]
Dr. Kulkarni has received an award from the Children’s Discovery Institute. His grant will be for $300,000 for 5 years. The title is “Harnessing the complement system to mitigate acute lung injury.”
The Lung Transplant Program at Washington University School of Medicine is celebrating its success in completing 103 lung transplants in 2019! Read more.
Michael Hughes, PhD has received an R01 AR075017-01A1 from the NIH. The title is: “A Systematic Analysis of RNA Editing in Skeletal Muscle.” The aims of this study are to determine whether RNA editing influences skeletal muscle specialization using in silico approaches; testing whether muscle-specific trans factors regulate RNA editing by using in vitro cell […]