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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.

Liquid biopsies may aid diagnosis, treatment of bladder, nerve tumors 

From Science Daily

A new tool in the fight against cancer – School of Medicine researchers, including Zachary Smith, MD, describe the potential of liquid biopsies to identify and track tumor growth in bladder cancer and peripheral nerve tumors.

New COVID clinics open in St. Louis area in push to keep patients out of hospitals 

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri health officials are opening special COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusion treatment clinics across the state in an effort to prevent hospitals from getting overwhelmed. Faculty Bruce Lee Hall, MD, PhD, explains this kind of treatment here. 

Physician shares daughter’s patient experience at SLCH 

From St. Louis Children’s Hospital Children’s Chat

A grateful parent shares his appreciation for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Heart Center staff, including his daughter’s surgeon Dilip Nath, MD. “I would like to thank you all for the phenomenal care and support you provided to make her life possible,” he shares.

For Your Health: Even a Little Exercise Helps, So Get Out and Get Moving 

From Riverbender

Division of Public Health Sciences Chief Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, shares tips on how to incorporate more exercise into daily life. 

$6.2 million grant to fund Center for Perioperative Mental Health 

From WashU Med News

A team of Washington University School of Medicine clinicians and researchers, including Department of Surgery faculty, has received a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to launch a center designed to help improve mental health in surgery patients – the first of its kind in the U.S.