MEDA program hosts Dr. Lori Setton and Dr. Ukpong Eyo for Career Seminar Series

The Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) Program in collaboration with the Washington University Black Postdoc Society hosted Lori Setton, PhD for their November 30th Career Seminar. Dr. Setton is the Department Chair for Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Setton shared words of wisdom along with stories of life pivots, leadership, and mentoring. On December 7th, Dr. Ukpong Eyo […]

Happy Hanukkah


Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival that begins at sunset on December 7th and ends on December 15th. The central theme of Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. and the miracle of the oil. Hanukkah holds great cultural and religious significance for Jewish communities around the […]

Diversity Residents Showcase hosts 65 prospective URM applicants

The Offices of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Diversity Programs in conjunction with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity in the Department of Medicine hosted the Diversity Residents Showcase on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 9:00am-1:00pm.  The Showcase hosted 65 prospective URM applicants for residency programs across the School of Medicine.  The session included a mixture […]

Video showcases effort to confront racism in health care

This video from The Commonwealth Fund explores the history of racism in American health care and highlights a program involving Washington University that is working to change course — starting with doctors in training.

Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Residency House Staff Council

Congratulations to the inaugural members of the Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Residency House Staff Council. Alex Sievert, MD Avira Som, MD Damien Abreu, MD, PhD Eric Prado, MD Joshua Mendoza, MD Kai Jones, MD Kandice Roberts, MD Karl Wallenkampf, MD, MA Kelly Gorrell, MD Kelly McDermott, MD Nathan Bekele, MD Nathan Neilson, […]

Dr. George awarded RO1 funding from the NIH/NIAID

George Kyei, MBChB, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases was awarded $393,750 in RO1 funding from the NIH/NIAID for research on “Protein interactions regulating HIV replication in macrophages”.  The goal is to identify cellular factors that control HIV replication and find therapeutic targets for host-directed viral control or elimination.

Message for Juneteenth

Dear Colleagues: Juneteenth is an important day in the history of the United States. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon Grander announced the end of the Civil War and that the enslaved were free. This announcement, however, came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.  As many enslavers continued […]

Dr. Cassie Fritz joins the IM Residency Program’s leadership team.

Dr. Dominique Cosco, Director Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Dr. Angela Brown ,Vice Chair for Health Equity in the Department of Medicine, are excited to announce a new member of the IM Residency Program’s leadership team. Cassandra Fritz, MD has been appointed as the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Fritz grew up […]

Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Workshops completed

In conjunction with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Lynn Cornelius (DOM Study PI) and the DOM Office of Inclusion and Diversity completed the Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) workshops in April 2021.  The BRIM Initiative offered the opportunity to help our DOM faculty “break the bias habit” and align their judgments and behaviors with […]

Open Classroom: Celebrating Black History Month – Event Registration

During Black History Month, we will feature Brown School faculty and fellow community members via Zoom for dynamic presentations that address politics, race, and resilience. A selection of our offerings are listed below. REGISTER NOW for any or all of the following free Open Classroom webinars, and check the website frequently for additions. Finding Our Place in the […]

MLK Week 2021

Save the dates below for MLK Week 2021, sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Diversity Programs. All events will be virtual. More details coming soon from Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Date/Time Event(s) Monday, 1/18/21 4:00 – 6:00 PM Keynote Address by Professor Dorothy E. Roberts: “Dr. […]

Diversity Week 2020

A collaboration between Washington University Medical Campus partners, Diversity Week is an annual event that strengthens our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The event is co-hosted by BJC HealthCare, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Washington University School of Medicine. All […]

Message from the Chancellor – June 18, 2020

Office of the Chancellor June 18, 2020 Dear Washington University community, When I wrote to you last week, I promised I would come back this week with three things: 1) A plan for engagement within our university community, starting this month; 2) Concrete actions geared toward addressing systemic racism and its toll on our Black […]

DBBS: Statement on #ShutdownSTEM

Dear DBBS Community, We are inspired by the sentiment of #ShutdownSTEM, hence we are aligning our Division with its aims and participating. As we highlighted in the letter to our community last week, we are committed to centering anti-racist policy and work. We fully support our DBBS community participating in this action. Should students, faculty, or […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance – November 20th

Transgender Memorial Garden of St. Lois 1470 South Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 6:30pm The Transgender Day of Remembrance, also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to […]

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award Application Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2018

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award Application Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2018 Physician-scientists who are both clinically trained and expert researchers are essential to the successful translation of scientific discovery into more effective patient therapies. They have the unique capacity to blend their insights from treating patients and working in the laboratory in a way that […]

Wash U linguist analyzes American dialects, discrimination

John Baugh is the Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts and Sciences at Washington University. As a cultural anthropologist, linguist and psychologist, he studies black language and dialects. His new book “Linguistics in the Pursuit of Law” explores how his research on black language has played out in court cases on discrimination and other issues. Read and listen […]

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices for July 20, 2018 (The NIH Guide TOC)

Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts July 20, 2018 Table of Contents (TOC) Web Version Notices HHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Contract Solicitation (PHS 2019-1) Now Available (NOT-OD-18-209) Office of the Director, NIH Updated Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-18-210) Office of the Director, NIH NIH […]

Registration is Now Open: 2018 Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar

The Office of Faculty Affairs is again offering to assist WUSM underrepresented minority mid-career faculty members who wish to attend the AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar. The OFA will reimburse the base registration fee ($1700.00) for up to two WUSM faculty members.  This support is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you intend on applying to the […]

The AAMC is Now Accepting Applications for the Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar Now!

AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar June 14-16, 2018 Washington D.C. This seminar will help you to: Assess your professional development goals and identify actionable strategies and tools for promotion and tenure. Develop key professional competencies in academic leadership. Enhance your leadership skills in the areas of communication, team building, change management and work/life balance. […]

Forum for Women in Medicine boosts female physicians, trainees

The Forum for Women in Medicine was formed by Rakhee K. Bhayani, MD, an associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The group for female trainees in the Department of Medicine offers workshops and talks on topics such as work and life balance and gender bias. Full Record article

Leading with empathy – Outlook feature on Dr. Will Ross

The recent WUSM Outlook magazine featured Dr. Will Ross (Division of Nephrology) in an article entitled “Leading with empathy:  The transformative influence of a doctor who hasn’t forgotton his past”.    

Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell recognized with Gloria Anzaldúa Advocacy at Intersections Award

Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell received the Gloria Anzaldúa Advocacy at Intersections Award at the 10th Annual WUSTL James L. Holobaugh Honors Ceremony, on November 7, 2017. This award recognizes an individual who shows great commitment to advocating at intersections of LGBTQIA* identities, as well as illuminating and supporting the diversity of individuals within LGBTQIA* communities.  

NIH FOA: Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01)

NIMHD is leading a collaborative research effort at the National Institutes of Health with several NIH Institutes and Centers to fund highly innovative and promising research that develops and evaluates simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities. Potential topic areas could include but are not limited to: Models […]

University invites faculty, staff, trainees, and students to participate in the second Diversity Engagement Survey

Dear Washington University Community, The university fully embraces diversity as fundamental to institutional excellence. As stated in the Chancellor’s message, the university invites you to participate in the second Diversity Engagement Survey to help us measure and assess inclusion in the university community. The 40-item diversity survey will take approximately 10 minutes. Your responses are confidential. The survey […]

Message from the Department of Medicine regarding the Stockley decision

Dear Faculty, Staff, Trainees and Students: Last Friday, a verdict of not guilty was announced in the case of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer who was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. We are only three years out from the social tumult […]

Message from Chancellor Wrighton regarding the Stockley decision

To our Washington University community, We learned just moments ago that the judge in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley has rendered his decision. I am sure the decision is painful and disturbing for many. I do not know everything that was considered by the judge, but I am struggling […]