Now accepting applications for WashU Medicine Bold Pioneer Award!

WashU Medicine Bold Pioneer Award

The goal of the $10,000 WashU Medicine Bold Pioneer Award is to recognize and encourage early career investigators who have demonstrated bold, pioneering research that is high-risk by virtue of being fundamentally different from standard approaches. The intent is to encourage scientific research investigators to challenge status quo approaches by developing fundamentally different methods, approaches, […]

Goedeker and Coble selected as 2024 Excellence in Nursing Awards recipients

2024 Excellence in Nursing Awards Natalie Goedeker, CPNP Janette Coble, MS, BSN, RN

Natalie Goedeker, CPNP, a nurse practitioner with the Section of Neuromuscular Medicine at WashU Neurology, and Janette Coble, MS, BSN, RN, a nurse educator with the Section of Pediatric Epilepsy, have both been chosen as 2024 Excellence in Nursing Awards recipients. The annual St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards, presented by BJC HealthCare and Goldfarb School […]

Four Department of Neurology faculty named 2024 Dean’s Impact Awards recipients

Muhammad Al-Lozi, MD, Anne Cross, MD, Erin Foster, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, Soe Mar, MD

Congratulations to the four Department of Neurology faculty who were named 2024 Dean’s Impact Award recipients. Click the links below to learn more about them and why they are so deserving of this honor. The Dean’s Impact Awards recognize individuals who exhibit enduring commitment to advancing the careers of others through exceptional mentorship and sponsorship […]

Chisholm, Anand and O’Hearn announced as Neurology Staff Employees of the Quarter

Staff Employee of the Quarter Q3 FY24

The Department of Neurology congratulations three staff members for being awarded the Neurology Staff Employees of the Quarter for Q3 FY24. For the first time, the department accepted nominations for three award categories in an effort to highlight the dedication and accomplishments of our staff members — clinical, research and administration. Clinical Staff Employee of […]

Medical school mentors, sponsors honored for their impact (Links to an external site)

Soe S. Mar, MD, (right) a professor of neurology and of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one of 53 faculty being honored with Dean's Impact Awards for excellence in mentorship and sponsorship. Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program, Mar is pictured with Tanner Hoke, MD, a resident in pediatric neurology.

It might seem odd, but a steaming cup of coconut chicken noodle soup can go a long way toward advancing patient care, research and education. Similarly, a medical school’s success can be enhanced with a simple reassurance when young scientists worry about research funding, lab experiments or their futures. Or an empathetic “I understand” to […]

Epilepsy drug prevents brain tumors in mice with NF1 (Links to an external site)

A brain scan of a neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patient reveals a tumor on the optic nerve connecting the left eye to the brain (right side of the image). Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that an FDA-approved epilepsy drug can prevent or slow the growth of NF1-linked optic gliomas in mice, laying the groundwork for a clinical trial.

A drug used to treat children with epilepsy prevents brain tumor formation and growth in two mouse models of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. NF1 is a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, including the […]