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Pfizer WashU Collaboration

New collaboration with Pfizer aimed at speeding drug discovery

Washington University in St. Louis is collaborating with the biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. on research aimed at speeding the development of new drugs. The university is the first academic institution in the Midwest to join Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation’s (CTI) collaborative net...
Cynthia Herrick, MD

Dr. Herrick discusses new guidelines for diabetes management

Dr. Cynthia Herrick visited with Fox2 news to discuss the new CDC guidelines for improving blood sugar management. Managing diabetes involves important daily habits, which include: Maintain a proper diet and exercise Manage your weight Manage your blood pressure Reduce your blood sugar Take medicati...
Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D. Elected Into The ASCI

Dr. Bernal-Mizrachi elected as member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society

Dr. Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi was elected by the Washington University School of Medicine chapter as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. Elected members must show excellence in scholarship, high professionalism, leadership, and gifted teaching. Alpha Omega Alpha, founded in 1902, is the nati...
Alvin C. Powers, MD

Alvin C. Powers, MD speaking at 16th Julio C. Santiago Lecture

Alvin C. Powers, MD, the Joe C. Davis Chair in Biologic Science and Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University will be giving a lecture titled: Changes in Our Understanding of the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes on January 12, 2017 in the Malvern B. Clompton ...
2017 Fellows

Welcome to Our 2017 Fellows

We are pleased to welcome our outstanding new fellows who will join us in July 2017. Laura Hollar, MD U of Tennessee Health Science Centers, Nashville, TN East Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA Johnathon (Seth) Parham, MD U of Mississippi, Jackson, MS Louisiana State University School of Medicine...
3D Printed Device

3D-printing approach for transplantation of human stem cell-derived β-like cells

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research have developed a 3D-printing strategy to fabricate devices for the transplantation of insulin-producing cells.  The approach could someday be used to transplant cells to control blood...
Dantolene

Researchers launch first clinical trial for Wolfram syndrome

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are launching a new clinical trial to assess the safety of a drug treatment for patients with the rare disease Wolfram syndrome. Wolfram syndrome affects about one in every 500,000 people worldwide. Many of those patients die prema...
Macrophages

Cause of inflammation in diabetes identified

Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and other, related complications. Now, in a surprise finding, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a possible trigger of chronic inflamm...
Jing Hughes, MD, PhD

Recent study analyzes types and frequency of other autoimmune diseases in people with Type 1 Diabetes

A recent study, “Autoimmune Diseases in Children and Adults with Type 1 Diabetes from the T1D Exchange Clinic Registry,” co-authored by Drs. Jing Hughes and Janet McGill, is published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM), a journal of the Endocrine Society. Type 1 diabetes ...
Joseph Avruch, MD

Joseph Avruch, MD speaking at Philip E. Cryer, MD Lecture

Joseph Avruch, MD will be giving a lecture titled, “Functional genetics of IGF2 mRNA binding protein, a candidate Type 2 Diabetes gene” for the Philip E. Cryer, MD Lecture on September 15, 2016. Dr. Avruch is Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Molecular Biology,...