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.
Vascular Surgery Residency Virtual Open House: Research Opportunities
From the Vascular Surgery Residency Program
The Section of Vascular Surgery at WashU is home to two RO1-funded laboratories. Come explore the interplay between diabetes and peripheral arterial disease with Mohamed Zayed, MD, PhD, and follow Sean English, MD, as he peers behind the curtain in abdominal aortic aneurism development.
In the News: Information on Colon Cancer – Screening & Prevention
From the Public Health Sciences Division
“About 145,000 people are diagnosed each year, and a growing number are younger than 50,” says Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Division Chief of Public Health Sciences. “Yet, countering such sober statistics is the fact that colon cancer is also one of the most preventable cancers.”
Cancer centers to address pandemic’s impact on cancer prevention, treatment
From the WashU Med News Hub
As a participating site, Siteman Cancer Cancer will help examine how COVID-19 is affecting medically underserved populations.
Cardiac Surgery in Trisomy 13 and 18: A Guide to Clinical Decision-Making
From Pediatric Cardiology
“Cardiac surgery is feasible in children with trisomies 13 and 18 and can provide improved long-term results. However, this is a clinically complex population, and both physicians and caretakers should be aware of the long-term challenges these patients face following surgery when discussing treatment options.”
Researchers, residents and surgeons in the Department of Surgery provide a guide to decision-making for a particularly challenging pediatric cardiac patient population.
Remember cancer screenings and other important health care
From Houston Chronicle
“Since the coronavirus outbreak took hold in the U.S., there’s been a major drop in the number of people getting cancer screenings, vaccinations and other key care.”