SLU's Austin Dalrymple Named 2019 Arthritis Foundation Medical Champion
12/10 - Saint Louis University’s Austin Dalrymple, D.O., has been named the Arthritis Foundation’s medical champion for 2019. He received the award at the St. Louis Chapter Foundation’s Silver Bell Gala on Dec. 7.
Saint Louis University Medical Alumna Recognized for Influence in Health Information
12/10 - Dr. Laura Kroupa, a Saint Louis University – medical school alumna and chief medical officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM), was honored by FedHealthIT magazine during an award ceremony Oct. 30 at the Leading for Impact: Women in Leadership conference in Arlington, Virginia.
In Lab, SLU Research Halts Toxic Protein Linked to Muscular Dystrophy
10/23 - There is no cure or treatment for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), an illness that starts with facial, shoulder and upper arm weakness and eventually affects nearly all skeletal muscles of those with the disease. But, Saint Louis University researchers are in pursuit of a way to shut down the toxic protein that leads to the illness.
Influenza Human Challenge Study Begins at NIAID-Sponsored Clinical Trial Units
10/23 -A clinical trial in which healthy adults will be deliberately infected with influenza virus under carefully controlled conditions is recruiting volunteers at four Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs) supported by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
SLU Research: Incidence of Head and Neck Melanoma in Younger Patients Up 51 Percent
10/03 - The findings by a Saint Louis University School of Medicine team of Haley Bray, M.D., Matthew Simpson, MPH, Jennifer V. Brinkmeier, M.D., and Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, BDS, Ph.D., MPH, of SLU’s Department of Otolaryngology, were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Otolaryngology.
Wilmott Named to Lead School of Medicine, SLUCare
6/20 - Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., has appointed Robert Wilmott, M.D., as Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the University School of Medicine, effective August 14. His term will run until Dec. 31, 2021.
Saint Louis University Medical Student Featured on the Today Show
6/27 - Saint Louis University medical student, Aaron Dotson, was on the Today Show earlier this morning to discuss his work with Black Men In White Coats.
Saint Louis University Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Study the Gut Microbiome
6/14 - Ajay Jain, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and gastroenterology and hepatology, received $227,250 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study the role of gut microbiota in mediating total parenteral nutrition (TPN) associated injury.
Gunnar Esiason's Message at Saint Louis Univeristy School of Medicine Pre-Commencement
05/20 - Read the inspiring message from Gunnar Esiason given at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Pre-Commencement Ceremony.
SLU Researchers Enroll Patients in Clinical Trial to Test Botulinum Toxin for Rare
05/15 - As a part of a multi-center, phase 3 clinical trial, Saint Louis University (SLU) is enrolling participants in a study to examine the safety and efficacy of a new type of botulinum toxin, called daxibotulinumtoxinA (commonly known as DAXI), for a chronic neurologic disorder.
Cancer Center Receives $4.5 Million Donation from Alumnus Estate
05/14 - Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine has received a $4.5 million gift from the estate of alumnus LeRoy Fink, M.D. (Med ’56), to support the Saint Louis University Cancer Center. Fink’s gift is one of the largest in the School of Medicine’s history.
In Lab, SLU Researchers Flip Pain Switch in Spinal Cord Cells
05/09 - Facing an urgent need for safer and more effective therapies for those suffering from debilitating pain in the midst of an opioid crisis, Saint Louis University researchers are on a mission to find a non-narcotic off-switch for pain.
Saint Louis University Joins the National Academy of Medicine in Commitment to Countering
the Opioid Epidemic
05/09 - Saint Louis University joins the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and more than 100 other organizations to declare a commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse and overdose. The announcement was made at a meeting of NAM's Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.
SLU Researcher Receives $3.2 Million NIH Grant to Study Chronic Opioid Use, Mood Disorders
04/29 - A Saint Louis University researcher has received a grant to study the pathways from chronic prescription opioid use to new onset mood disorder. Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., a professor in Family and Community Medicine, received $3,254,485 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
School of Medicine Student Service Projects Aim to Increase Diversity in Health Professions
03/29 - Sixteen members of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Class of 2019 were honored Wednesday for their four-year commitment to the Ignatian model of serving the needs of others in the community.
SLU SOM Students Celebrate Residency Program Matches
03/15 - Fourth-year students from Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine participated Friday in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). NRMP annually matches students with their preferred choice for residency.
Tait Honored by American Pain Society
02/14 - Saint Louis University professor Raymond Tait, Ph.D., acting chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience in the School of Medicine, has been recognized by the American Pain Society (APS) for his achievements in advancing the clinical study of pain.