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Campus Catch-Up June 2022

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.

Exercise may lower your cancer risk and help if you get the disease

From the Washington Post

Public Health Sciences’ Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, and Elizabeth Salerno, PhD, MPH, discussed how exercise plays an important role in cancer prevention and control. 

Investigational drug attacks synovial sarcoma, a rare type of tumor 

From Science Daily 

A team of Washington University School of Medicine researchers, including William Hawkins, MD, have developed a way to attack synovial sarcoma using an investigational drug that triggers cell death. 

Prevention of Bile Duct Injury 

From General Surgery News

In this video, Michael Brunt, MD, discusses progress with the SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy Task Force and the prevention of bile duct injury. 

Heiden to receive award from cancer research group 

From WashUMed News

Brendan Heiden, MD, a surgical resident and cardiothoracic surgery research fellow, received the Harborside Endowed Merit Award from Conquer Cancer, the foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). 

A Surgical Society’s Push to Increase St. Louis pastor donating kidney to save brother’s life 


Transplant surgeon Jason Wellen, MD, discusses the importance of living donors in this article about how Pastor Cedric Halbert donated his kidney to his brother Ernest Adams Jr.