Chrissy McIntosh announced as Department of Neurology’s Staff Employee of the Quarter

Chrissy McIntosh

The Department of Neurology congratulates Neurology Medical Student Education Coordinator Chrissy McIntosh for being awarded the first-ever Neurology Staff Employee of the Quarter for Q1 FY23. McIntosh was nominated by faculty and staff for her work in managing the extensive transition of the department’s clerkship program to the Medical School’s new Gateway curriculum. Those who […]

42 Neurology faculty recognized on 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® and Rising Stars lists

Composite of dozens of Neurology faculty members who were listed as Castle Connolly's 2022 Top Docs and Rising Stars

The Department of Neurology is pleased to announce 42 of our faculty members have been selected for the 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® and Rising Stars lists. We are proud of our physicians for their hard work and dedication to their patients each and every day. Each year, Castle Connolly uses a merit-based system to […]

Lang receives NIH MERIT award (Links to an external site)

Catherine Lang

Catherine Lang, PhD, professor of physical therapy, of neurology and of occupational therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded a MERIT award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award will support five years […]

How St. Louis researchers are seeking ways to combat Alzheimer’s and dementia (Links to an external site)


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,” […]

Lenze named head of Department of Psychiatry (Links to an external site)

Eric J. Lenze, MD, has been named head of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He will begin his new role Aug. 1.

Eric J. Lenze, MD, a leader in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in older adults and in devising innovative clinical trials to answer pressing public health problems, has been named the head of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He will begin his new role Aug. 1.

Saligrama part of team that received Wellcome Leap funding (Links to an external site)


Naresha Saligrama, an assistant professor of neurology and of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine, is part of a team led by Lisa Wagar, of the University of California, Irvine, that has received multiyear, multi-million-dollar funding from Wellcome Leap to use human tonsil organoids to study immune responses. 

Gutmann to be fellow at Berlin Institute of Health (Links to an external site)


David Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, has received a second Einstein Visiting Fellowship from the Berlin Institute of Health to study how immune cells in the brain known as microglia are linked to cancer, vision loss and behavioral problems in the disease neurofibromatosis type 1.