Born and raised in Florissant, Missouri, Ali Vonderheid played soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball throughout grade school, as well as nightly street hockey games with the neighborhood boys (yes, she was the only girl!). She continued playing soccer through high school and college where she attended Missouri Southern State University in Joplin (Vonderheid came back […]
Peter Kang, MD, MSCI, came to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for his neurology residency in 2012 and felt like he’d found a home. So, he moved on to a fellowship in neurocritical care and joined the Department of Neurology’s faculty afterwards where he has spent his time caring for patients, teaching […]
Education has been top-of-mind for Doug Larsen, MD, MEd, since the very beginning of his career. His medical school application focused on the physician as an educator. And pediatric neurology is essentially embedded in his DNA. “You could say I was exposed since birth!” Larsen, a professor of neurology & pediatrics at Washington University School […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Joel S. Perlmutter, MD, the Elliot H. Stein Family Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named scientific director of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes excessive, involuntary muscle contractions and abnormal postures.
Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, a professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology at the School of Medicine and neurologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Stroke neurologist Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He studies how the brain “rewires” itself after injury to find ways to enhance recovery.
Beau M. Ances, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural Daniel J. Brennan, MD, Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Using state-of-the-art imaging techniques, he works to develop diagnostic tools and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. He was installed by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive […]