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.
COVID-19 and Cancer Disparities Virtual Town Hall
The Siteman Cancer Center Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities hosted a virtual town hall with expert panelists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Siteman Cancer Center, including Division Chief of Public Health Sciences Graham Colditz, and skin cancer and melanoma expert and Section Chief of Surgical Oncology Ryan Fields, MD.
Hundreds of health care workers organize White Coats for Black Lives protest
From STL Mag
“At noon on Friday, hundreds of medical professionals from Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Children’s Hospital lined Kingshighway in their white coats to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.”
Master of Population Health Sciences News Bulletin
The latest updates from the MPHS program include a list of 2020 graduates, spotlights on student research, new faculty and class offerings.
Addressing rumors, conspiracy theories related to coronavirus
As scientific research regarding coronavirus continues, strange theories about the virus are spreading in print and online. School of Medicine faculty discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, what can be learned from studying past pandemics and the common concerns behind the spreading rumors and theories.
Oedipus and the Coronavirus Pandemic
From JAMA Network
Pediatric Surgery fellow Ryan Antiel, MD, analyzes physician-patient interactions in the face of COVID-19 through the lenses of tragedy, poetry and literature. “Perhaps one way to prevent medicine from becoming the enemy of its own kindred,” Antiel writes, “is to ensure that love, which wills the good of the other, is present—even in a pandemic, even when supplies are short.”