Last week marked the beginning of Ramadan this year. People all over the world, here in St. Louis, and many colleagues and patients will be celebrating and observing Ramadan. As we work towards a culture that values diversity and a community that strives to foster belonging, we thought it might be helpful to share a […]
Nash legacy honored (Links to an external site)
A family of doctors defines pediatric care in St. Louis
T37 LEAD Summer Training Program
The International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) at the Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Psychiatry at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine are thrilled to announce the recruitment has opened for the 2023 cohort of the LEAD Global Training Program. LEAD provides a unique opportunity for those committed to global mental […]
St. Louis American’s 2022 Person of the Year ‘Doing the greatest good’: Dr. William R. Ross, MD, MPH (Links to an external site)
“I believe all of us are placed on this earth to do the greatest good,” Ross explained. “When I go to bed at night, I ask myself ‘Have I done the greatest good?’ If I can’t answer that question affirmatively then I need to step up my game a little bit. “I’m trying my best […]
Special Medical Grand Rounds Welcomes Lecturer Robert Hoover and Celebrates Will Ross’ Career with Portrait (Links to an external site)
The Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis hosted an extra special Medical Grand Rounds on December 15, 2022, with the presentation of the Eduardo Slatopolsky Lecture in Renal and Electrolyte Disorders annual lecture followed by a celebration of one of Washington University’s icons.
2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration: Amplifying Voices through Courageous Storytelling (Links to an external site)
Please join the WUSM Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the 4th Annual MLK Commemoration Week 2023: Amplifying Voices Through Courageous Storytelling coming up next week!
A family of pediatricians paves way for health equity in St. Louis (Links to an external site)
Long before scholars began studying racial, social and economic barriers to health care, the Nash family prioritized health equity by caring for the health and well-being of hundreds, if not thousands, of children in the St. Louis area, many of whom were poor and Black. The family’s legacy will be commemorated with the renaming of […]
Rogers selected as scholar in emerging leadership program (Links to an external site)
Cynthia E. Rogers, MD, the Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and director of the William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). As a crucial part of NAM’s Emerging […]
Why scholarships matter (Links to an external site)
Four students share how scholarship opportunities are shaping their goals and futures
Young people at risk (Links to an external site)
Most parents and caregivers feel frightened and helpless when their teenagers and young adults start exhibiting early signs of psychosis. It’s why Daniel T. Mamah, MD, started the Washington Early Recognition Center, a free, outpatient clinic that opened in January 2020 and serves patients ages 13 to 25.
Healthcare providers in St. Louis are getting creative to address disparities across the community (Links to an external site)
“We know, for instance, that the life expectancy difference between the top 1 percent of income earners and the bottom 1 percent of income earners is 15 years for men and 10 years for women. We’re not going to solve for health equity with just medical care alone.”
Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing now offering full-ride scholarships (Links to an external site)
The full-ride scholarships are available to undergraduates starting in the fall 2022 semester and would cover 100% of tuition and fees.
Alanna Williams Receives United States Public Health Service Award
On May 19, 2022, as a fourth year medical student, Alanna Williams, received the United States Public Health Service Award for her outstanding work in the St. Louis community. Due to COVID-19, the award was presented via Zoom. Please see below for a video recording of the award presentation.
Nash Way well-deserved tribute for Dr. Homer Nash, family (Links to an external site)
Children’s Place will be renamed after the Nash family and be called Nash Way.
Vetta Thompson named inaugural associate director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Siteman (Links to an external site)
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital recently announced the appointment of Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD, as its inaugural associate director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In Solidarity (Links to an external site)
We are saddened and angered by the recent violence fueled by white supremacy and racism in Buffalo, Laguna Woods, and Dallas. We honor those who lost their lives. We grieve with those who lost loved ones and all who are impacted by the trauma of these events.
The Rise and Fall of a Noble and Needed Black Institution (Links to an external site)
Dr. Will Ross reviews Candace O’Connor’s history of Homer G. Phillips Hospital.
Dr. Homer Nash was a family doctor, family man (Links to an external site)
Homer Erwin Nash, Jr, MD, a celebrated pediatrician who served at Homer G. Phillips Hospital before starting his own practice, has passed away, his family announced.
Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience is now ranked #5 among public high schools in Missouri (Links to an external site)
Penn Researchers to Study the Impact of Environmental and Economic Interventions on Reducing Health Disparities in Black Philadelphia Neighborhoods with Nearly $10M Grant (Links to an external site)
WashU Med alumni, Eugenia C. South, MD, MHSP and Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD awarded a nearly $10M grant to study the impact of environmental and economic interventions on reducing health disparities in Black Philadelphia neighborhoods.
To Combat Gun Violence, Clean Up the Neighborhood (Links to an external site)
“I knew I would devote my career to fighting gun violence after seeing the devastation wrought on Black men and their families as a WUSTL med student. I was introduced to concepts of neighborhoods, place and health by my mentor during research fellowship. It has been an honor to be part of a large team that is working to dismantle structural racism and its impact on the environment, all with the goal of building healthy and safe Black communities.”
Niched ranked Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience as #2 in Standout High Schools in Missouri (Links to an external site)
Overview of Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience
On the Occasion of the Rededication of the Dr. Howard P. Venable Park
The city of Creve Coeur rededicates park to African-American medical pioneer, Dr. Howard P. Venable, after his family’s land was acquired by eminent domain.
Health Equity Requires Anti-Ableism (Links to an external site)
MD/PhD student, Peppar Cyr, discusses how health equity should require anti-ableism with the target audience being primary care pediatricians.
Top Doctors 2021: Leading St. Louis physicians share lessons from the pandemic (Links to an external site)
Leading physicians in St. Louis, including physicians affiliated with the School of Medicine, share lessons from the pandemic.
Dr. Daniel Mamah named Excellence in Mental Health Awardee (Links to an external site)
Daniel Mamah, MD, director of the Washington Early Recognition Center and associate professor of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, receives St. Louis American’s Excellence in Mental Health Award.
This St. Louis coalition is helping bridge gaps in pregnancy equity through community (Links to an external site)
Ebony Carter, MD, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, works with EleVate, a program led by Black mothers, health care professionals, and local community organizations that provides extra support to Black mothers. By providing extra support to mothers, the group hopes to address the fact that African-American women are three times more likely to die during childbirth than white women.
Jason Stephenson named associate dean for multicultural affairs for health professions learners at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (Links to an external site)
Washington University School of Medicine alumni, Jason Stephenson, named University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s associate dean for multicultural affairs for health professions learners.
Sharon Abada Receives United States Public Health Service Award
On May 10, 2021, fourth year medical student, Sharon Abada, received the United States Public Health Service Award for her outstanding work in the St. Louis community. Due to COVID-19, the award was presented via Zoom. Please see below for a video recording of the award presentation.
Hammond receives Merck research fellowship (Links to an external site)
J. Gmerice Hammond, MD, a cardiologist and health policy research fellow in the Cardiovascular Division at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a Merck Fellowship Research Award from the Association of Black Cardiologists and the American College of Cardiology.