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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.

Student advocates working for passage of Medicaid expansion Aug. 4

From Wash U Med News Hub

The Affordable Care Act offers states federal tax dollars to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults caught in a coverage gap. Missouri is one of 13 states that has not expanded Medicaid. However, a 2020 ballot measure could allow voters to change that.

St. Louis Children’s Ranks No. 1 Among Missouri Children’s Hospitals

From The Pulse

U.S. News & World Report has again ranked St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. The publication ranked St. Louis Children’s No. 1 in the state of Missouri and among the top 10 percent nationally.”

Ten-Year Experience with Percutaneous Cryoablation of Renal Tumors: Tumor Size Predicts Disease Progression

From Journal of Endourology

Percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) has emerged as an alternative to extirpative management of small renal masses (SRM) in select patients, with a reduced risk of perioperative complications. Researchers, including faculty and trainees from the Division of Urology at Washington University School of Medicine, studied the use of PCA to treat SRM, finding that PCA is a viable treatment option for patients with SRMs, and increasing tumor size is a significant predictor of disease progression following PCA.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Meet & Greet

From American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons

The American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) is offering a Virtual Meet & Greet Program. These 90-minute interactive Zoom ACAPS Meet & Greets provide an opportunity to interact with program faculty and residents while learning more about the Plastic Surgery Residency program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The Plastic Surgery Residency at the School of Medicine will host an ACAPS Meet & Greet on Thursday, August 13, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST.

Register for the ACAPS Meet & Greet to learn more about the program!

Children’s Carework in a Global Pandemic: Anthropology of Childhood and Infectious Disease

From Society for Cultural Anthropology

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, much attention has focused on adult caregivers of young children. Flipping the focus, this AnthroPod podcast episode focuses on children’s responses and experiences during infectious disease outbreaks. How do children communicate care to sick family members? Jean Hunleth, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of surgery and anthropology in the Division of Public Health Sciences discusses her research on children’s caregiving amid Zambia’s tuberculosis outbreak and trace parallels with today’s COVID-19 pandemic.