Dr. King dedicated his life to improving the educational access and opportunity given to every person, and at WashU School of Medicine we continue to strive toward those values. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Week is a platform for engaging students, faculty, trainees, staff, and community members in critical conversations around race and contemporary civil rights issues in America. All are welcome to get involved and participate!
Will Ross co-founded Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience in 2013. A magnet public high school, Collegiate aims to serve high-achieving students, many of whom reside in under-resourced neighborhoods and are interested in pursuing careers in science, medicine and health. In August, Collegiate School was ranked the No. 2 public high school out of 455 schools in Missouri, and No. 150 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Brenda Battle returned to St. Louis to deliver the Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series keynote address and she offered a stirring message urging the region to reduce its healthcare disparities. The annual event carried the 2023 theme of “Anchoring Communities: A Roadmap to Equity and Transformation in Marginalized Communities.”
Nationally, women enter medical school in similar proportions to men, but often, the number of women in leadership still lags behind.
From the Civil War to the 21st century, Black women have fought to become physicians. A new book by Jasmine Brown, AB ’18, tells the story of the barriers Black women pursuing a career in medicine have faced throughout history. Published in January, Twice as Hard (Beacon Press) shines a light on the achievements of these women, often ignored or forgotten.
For 20 years, the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center has worked to boost diversity in clinical trials.
We are thrilled to announce the incoming 2023 cohort of Anesthesiology Summer Research (ASSURE) fellows, marking the third year of the program at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Date: Apr 21, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Location: Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning & Teaching Center (FLTC), 520 S Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 Add to: Google Calendar | Outlook | iCal File Personal stories are a powerful way to building understanding, connection and motivation to become agents of change! The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is proud […]
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 […]
A family of doctors defines pediatric care in St. Louis
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 […]
“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 […]
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Four students share how scholarship opportunities are shaping their goals and futures
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.
“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.”
The full-ride scholarships are available to undergraduates starting in the fall 2022 semester and would cover 100% of tuition and fees.
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.
Children’s Place will be renamed after the Nash family and be called Nash Way.
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.
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.
Dr. Will Ross reviews Candace O’Connor’s history of Homer G. Phillips Hospital.
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.
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.
“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.”
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