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Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up 1.7.22

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.

Learning Curves: The Importance of Practice, Goals and Feedback

From General Surgery News

During his Central Surgical Association presidential address, Michael Brunt, MD, focused on three aspects of learning curves: learning it while you’re young; practice makes permanent and perfect practice makes perfect; and stop, pause and look.

ICU teams report fatigue and frustration as they brace for omicron surge

From NPR

Tiffany Osborn, MD, MPH, and fellow doctors discuss the exhaustion they face as they work in emergency rooms and ICUs again crowded with COVID-19 patients.

Matthew Mutch, MD

From Siteman Cancer Center

Colorectal surgeon Matthew Mutch, MD, discusses what colon and rectal cancer patients can expect from their extended care team at Siteman Cancer Center.

Better Sleep for Better Health

From RiverBender

Sleep can play a key role in health and wellness, and studies show that many of us just aren’t getting enough of it. Here, Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, outlines habits to improve sleep.

Drug has minimal effects in stopping excessive bleeding in trauma patients

From WashUMed News

A recent study led by Grant Bochicchio, MD, MPH, found that the drug tranexamic acid has minimal impact in controlling blood loss in severely injured trauma patients at the standard doses given.