WashU faculty selected as 2024 Scholar-Innovator Award recipients from Harrington Discovery Institute

Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, MD, PhD and Russell K. Pachynski, MD

Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, MD, PhD, and Russell Pachynski, MD, are among 10 physician-scientists nationwide named as recipients of the Harrington Discovery Institute 2024 Scholar-Innovator Award. The scholar awards support breakthrough new treatments for heart disease, autoimmune disorders, cancer, infectious disease, inflammation, and rare diseases using small molecule, nucleic acid, vaccine, biologic, and gene therapies. Bubeck […]

Haroutounian Receives WashU Gap Fund Award

WashU Gap Fund

Simon Haroutounian, PhD, MSc, an associate professor of anesthesiology, chief of the Division of Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, and chief of clinical research at the Washington University Pain Center, received a WashU Gap Fund award to help advance technology that predicts the onset of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in patients treated […]

Needleman program seeks proposals (Links to an external site)

The Needleman Program for Innovation and Commercialization provides funding for researchers developing promising new therapeutics, helping them progress to early-stage clinical trials. A second call for proposals is now open. The submission deadline is March 15. Learn more here (WUSTL Box login required). 

Jiang Receives WashU Gap Fund Award

WashU Gap Fund

Shu “Joy” Jiang, PhD, MSc recently received an award from the Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) Gap Fund. The award will enable Jiang and her collaborator, Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH to perform translational work to de-risk and mature technology they developed for identifying pathologic characteristics in histopathology images. “Pathology has become fundamental to modern medicine […]

WashU Gap Fund Makes First Two Awards

Washington University in St. Louis recently launched a fund to facilitate the commercialization of technologies created by its researchers. The Gap Fund, operated by the Office of Technology Management (OTM), has made its first two awards to WashU researchers to support the advancement and commercialization of technologies to improve maternity outcomes and treat diabetes. “The Washington […]

Profiles in Innovation:  Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Profiles in Innovation: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized annually from September 15–October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Here we profile two Washington University faculty members and how their Hispanic and Latino backgrounds have helped shape their academic careers and approach to innovation. Jonathan Silva, PhD:  Professor, Department of Biomedical […]

Scientists aim to develop vaccine against all deadly coronaviruses (Links to an external site)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis scientists Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, and Sean Whelan, PhD, lead a team working to minimize the risk of another devastating coronavirus pandemic by designing a vaccine that reduces sickness and death caused by all potentially deadly coronaviruses, including ones that have not yet affected people. The research is supported by an $8 million grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).