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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.

General Surgery Residency Virtual Open House: Academic & Research Opportunities

From the General Surgery Residency Program

Want to be an academic leader, have degree opportunities (MPHS, MSCI, MBA, PhD), and/or gain research skills in basic science or population health sciences? Hear about amazing academic and research opportunities and experiences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Presenting an atlas of Hunner lesions in interstitial cystitis which can be identified with office cystoscopy

From Neurourology and Urodynamics

Henry Lai, MD, Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery, and Carrie Ronstrom, MD, PGY-4 Urology resident, created an atlas of representative images of the variability in Hunner lesion appearance to assist clinicians in proper visual diagnosis.

$10 million in grants aimed at preventing organ rejection after transplantation

From WashU Med News Hub

Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD, the surgical director of lung transplantation at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, is a principal investigator of two grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling $10 million to study the prevention of organ rejection after transplantation.

Commentary: Has anyone asked the children about pandemic schooling?

From the Chicago Tribune

Public Health Sciences researchers Jean Hunleth, PhD, MPH, and Julie Spray, PhD, encourage us to invite our children into the conversation.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Recognized as a Leader in Equity and Inclusion for LGBTQ Patients, Visitors and Employees

From the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Newsroom

Barnes-Jewish Hospital has earned the highest designation in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index. The Equality Index serves as a national benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

“We strive to create a culture of inclusion and sense of belonging for every person who turns to us for care, or who joins our team to care for others,” said John Lynch, MD, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “Our commitment to serving and supporting the LGBTQ community extends beyond our policies and is a fundamental part of our organization’s mission and values.”