Byers named Executive Chair of the Institutional Review Board

Derek E. Byers, MD, PhD

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 […]

Dr. Cano awarded ATS Unrestricted Early Career Grant for Diversity

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. Kulkarni recognized for immune system research

Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD, MSCI

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 receives ACRC Early Career Investigator Award

James Krings, MD

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 […]

Two Pulmonary Physicians Earn 2023 Dean’s Scholar Award

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 […]

Dr. Janet Lee to Lead Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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 […]

Bryan D. Kraft, MD – Director of the Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU)

Bryan D. Kraft, MD

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 […]

Congrats to Rodrigo Vazquez Guillamet, MD for becoming a CTRFP Awardee

Rodrigo Vazquez Guillamet, MD

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.

Congrats to Patrick Lyons, MD for receiving the Doris Duke Fund

Patrick Lyons, MD

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. […]

Holtzman Lab is Published in JI

Photo Credit: Kangyun Wu

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 […]

Adam Anderson, MD Receives BJC Grant

Adam Anderson, MD

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 Receives TTDA Award

Michael J. Holtzman, MD

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 Receives COVID-19 Grant

Andrew Michelson, MD

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.”

Health Care Hero, Dr. Patrick Lyons

Patrick Lyons, MD

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 […]

Health Care Hero, Dr. Colleen McEvoy

Colleen McEvoy, MD

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 receives AFMR Award

Laneshia K. Tague, MD, MSCI

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 […]

Hrishikesh Kulkarni, MD, MSCI receives Discovery Award

Hrishikesh Kulkarni, MD, MSCI

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) […]

Hrish Kulkarni, MD, MSCI Receives CDI Grant

Hrishikesh Kulkarni, MD, MSCI

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.”

Michael Hughes, PhD Receives R01 from NIH

Michael E. Hughes, PhD

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 […]