The Graduate Medical Education Committee has elected Jordan Amar, MD, as its Fellow Representative. He was selected from a pool of about 600 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis fellows and will serve for the 2022-2023 academic year. Amar is a fellow with the Section of Vascular Neurology. “I am thrilled for the […]
Renée Shellhaas, MD, has been named associate dean for faculty promotions and career development at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She comes to the school from the University of Michigan, where she is an associate chair for career development and a pediatric neurologist. She begins her new role in October.
(ST. LOUIS – July 26, 2022) – Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine have been named one of America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish ranked No. 11 in the nation, moving up six spots from its previous position on the publication’s elite honor roll of the country’s […]
Carlos Cruchaga, PhD, a pioneer in the use of human genomic data to understand and elucidate the biology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, has been named an inaugural Barbara Burton and Reuben M. Morriss III Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
When you live with dementia, your sleep breaks apart, the nights a strobe-lit blur, the grayed days lost to catnaps. Physicians — and families — have known this for years. But what no one realized, until landmark research at Washington University in 2009 set a series of studies in motion, was that fragmented sleep might […]
A new center established at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aims to accelerate research into biomarkers of neurodegenerative conditions such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS) and the so-called tauopathies, a group that includes Alzheimer’s disease along with rarer diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal syndrome […]
Alzheimer’s disease starts forming in the brains of unsuspecting individuals about 20 years before traditional telltale signs become noticeable. No cure exists for the progressive, fatal disease, but St. Louis medical researchers are studying tools and potential drugs that can detect and treat Alzheimer’s in its early stages. “The tests are getting better and better,” […]
Neuroscience leaders and other faculty and staff at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis got an up-close look at the Neuroscience Research Building during a recent tour of the construction site. The framework of all 11 stories has been built, and the process of wrapping the building in glass is underway. On the […]
(June 6, 2022) Washington, D.C.—BrightFocus Foundation hosted its seventh annual gala, MIND | SIGHT | CURE: An Evening of BrightFocus, on June 9 at the National Portrait Gallery. The awards program honored exemplary scientists working with the foundation and showcased some of the world’s most exciting research to end Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Eric McCormack performs […]
Please join us in congratulating the award winners that were honored at the Department of Neurology Residents’ Day Symposium May 27, 2022. Leonard Berg poster Award Enmanuel Perez Martinez, MD, PhD Laura Gilbert, DO, MBA Irwin Levy Resident Teaching Award (outstanding teaching by a Neurology resident) Christopher Ray, MD Wei Zhao, MD Neurology Clerkship Student […]