Velders Named HRPO Executive Director

Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to announce that Jeanne Velders has accepted the position of IRB Executive Director of the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) at Washington University. Jeanne has been serving as the Interim Executive Director for HRPO following Martha Jones’ departure this past July. In her new role, Jeanne will be responsible for […]

Division of Biostatistics: Integration into Institute for Informatics

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: With great enthusiasm, I am writing to you to announce that the Division of Biostatistics will be integrating into the Institute for Informatics (I2), effective Dec. 1. The Division of Biostatistics is a medical school-wide facility engaged in research, biostatistical consultation, teaching and training. Its academic mission is grounded in […]

Ezerskiy and Llibre Guerra, 2019 Poletsky Award Recipients

Lubov Ezerskiy, neuroscience PhD candidate in the Timothy Miller lab, and Jorge Llibre Guerra, MD, a DIAN Trials Unit Fellow in the Randall Bateman lab, have been honored with the 2019 Poletsky Award. The Poletsky Award is presented annually by the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) at Washington University, and is intended to […]

Yang Shi and Tamara Markovic win 2019 Thach Awards

Many thanks to all who participated in this year’s Neuroscience Retreat.  Graduate student and post doc presenters at the Retreat were eligible for the Thach Award competition. Congratulations to the 2019 Thach Award winners: Short Talks: Yang Shi, PhD (Holtzman lab, WashU Neurology) “Microglia drive neurodegeneration and mediate APOE’s effect on neurodegeneration in a tauopathy mouse […]

Cindy Brantmeier named inaugural WashU Faculty Fellow in International Research

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Cindy Brantmeier has been selected to serve as the first Faculty Fellow in International Research for the School of Medicine and Danforth Campus. The Faculty Fellow in International Research will advise faculty on conducting international research and achieving effective collaborations with international partners that are compliant […]

Sean Whelan to be head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: I am so pleased to announce that Professor Sean Whelan has accepted the position of head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology, effective January 1, 2020. Sean is currently Professor of Microbiology, Chair of the Program in Virology and Director of a Center of Excellence in Translational Research at Harvard […]

Michael Nelson to be Interim Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to let you know that D. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD, the Virginia S. Lang Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has graciously agreed to serve as Interim Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and he will start in the role on Monday June 3, 2019. George Macones, MD, MSCE, […]

Michael Avidan named head of anesthesiology

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, With great pleasure, I am writing to you to announce that Dr. Michael Avidan has accepted the position of head of the Department of Anesthesiology, effective July 1. Michael is currently the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology, a professor of surgery, chief of the Division of […]

Cashen Named IRB Executive Chair

Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to announce Amanda Cashen, MD has accepted the positon of IRB Executive Chair for Washington University. Amanda previously served as the Interim IRB Executive Chair following Dr. Jonathan Green’s departure this past October. Dr. Cashen, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology, Section of Stem Cell Transplant/Leukemia, has […]

Clinical fellow Findlay, grad student Rosenthal receive 2019 Hope Center Awards

Each year, the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders recognizes investigators who are early in their training and whose work best fulfills the mission of the Hope Center: To improve the lives of people living with neurological disorders, through collaborative research that aims to discover fundamental mechanisms of neurodegeneration and repair, and translate that new understanding into […]

Paul Taghert to be Interim Head, Department of Neuroscience

Dear School of Medicine Community, It is a pleasure for me to announce that Paul Taghert, PhD, has accepted the position of interim head of the Department of Neuroscience and will start in the role on July 1, 2019. Paul is professor of neurobiology and an exceptionally well-respected member of our faculty since establishing his […]

Lisa Tabor Connor to be next executive director of the Program in Occupational Therapy

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: I am pleased to announce that Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD, has accepted our offer to become the next executive director of the Program in Occupational Therapy, beginning July 1, 2019. Dr. Connor is currently professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and associate director of research programs at […]

Grad students Essuman, Mitra awarded 2019 O’Leary Prize

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the James L. O’Leary Prize for Excellence in Neuroscience Research! Kow Essuman MD/PhD candidate Milbrandt Lab Anish Mitra MD/PhD candidate Raichle Lab Winners were selected based on presentations by graduate student and post doc finalists at the March 5, 2019 competition.  Each winner receives a $1000 prize.  For more […]

Silva, Ramani chosen as Inaugural WashU Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship

From the WashU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research… Jennifer Silva, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics and Vijay Ramani, PhD, the  Roma B. & Raymond H. Wittcoff Professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering have been selected as the inaugural entrepreneurial faculty fellows. These individuals advise WashU faculty and small companies founded by WashU personnel […]

Tien-Phat Huynh, 2018 Poletsky Award recipient

Tien-Phat Huynh, MSTP Neuroscience program student in the David Holtzman Lab, has been honored with the 2018 Poletsky Award. The Poletsky Award is presented annually by the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) at Washington University, and is intended to enhance the career development of a promising student or fellow working towards a research, […]

Grad students Hailun Li and Weikang Shi win 2018 Thach Awards

Many thanks to all who participated in this year’s Neuroscience Retreat.  Graduate student and post doc presenters at the Retreat were eligible for the Thach Award competition.  The 2018 winners: Short Talks: Hailun Li (Neuroscience Program; DiAntonio lab) “A neuromodulatory circuit regulating the glial capacity to buffer K+” Posters: Weikang Shi (Neuroscience program; Padoa-Schioppa lab) “Establishing […]

Grad students Karney-Grobe, Cammack receive 2018 Hope Center Awards

Each year, the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders recognizes investigators who are early in their training and whose work best fulfills the mission of the Hope Center: To improve the lives of people living with neurological disorders, through collaborative research that aims to discover fundamental mechanisms of neurodegeneration and repair, and translate that new understanding into […]

Grad students Hoye, Kaufman awarded 2018 O’Leary Prize

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the James L. O’Leary Prize for Excellence in Neuroscience Research! Mariah Hoye, Graduate student in the Biochemistry Program; lab of Timothy Miller Sarah Kaufman, MD/PhD student in the Neuroscience Program; lab of Marc Diamond Winners were selected based on presentations by graduate student and post doc finalists at the March […]