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Campus Catch-Up

The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.

Koch gift recognizes outstanding research, teaching in surgical oncology

From WashU Med News Hub

Surgical oncologist Ryan Fields, MD, was named the inaugural recipient of the Kim and Tim Eberlein Distinguished Professorship. Paul and Elke Koch established the professorship, which honors contributions of department Chairman Timothy Eberlein, MD.

BJC team who cared for pregnant Ferguson woman with COVID-19 reflects on ‘miracle’


Using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, Professors of Cardiothoracic Surgery Muhammad Faraz Masood, MD, and Akinobu Itoh, MD, PhD, and a BJC team helped one pregnant woman recover miraculously from COVID-19.

The Risks of Stone Diagnosis and Stone Removal Procedure After Different Bariatric Surgeries

From the Journal of Endourology

A multidisciplinary team of faculty, including Washington University bariatric and urologic surgeons, researched the risks of kidney stone diagnosis and removal procedure after different bariatric surgeries.

Siteman Investment Program awards $2.1 million in cancer research grants

From Siteman Cancer Center

Investment Program at Siteman Cancer Center awarded $2.1 million in grants to support the innovation of eight projects for cancer research, including projects by faculty William Hawkins, MD, Ryan Fields, MD, and Ashley Housten, OTD, MSCI.

Podcast: Improving health messaging in fight to slow COVID-19

From WashU Med News Hub

In this episode of the Show Me The Science podcast, Division of Public Health Sciences researcher Mary Politi, PhD, discusses how targeted messaging might encourage people to make safer decisions about COVID-19 practices.

BJH Cribs: Leah Conant, MD

From WashU Surgery Youtube

Welcome to Leah’s crib! General surgery lab resident Leah Conant, MD, shows you around her house and the Webster Groves neighborhood in St. Louis.