The world’s first nasal vaccine for COVID-19 was approved Tuesday, Sept. 6, in India for emergency use. The vaccine, called iNCOVACC, is based on technology licensed from Washington University in St. Louis and developed in collaboration with Bharat Biotech International Limited in India.
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Chaudhuri profiled by Soros Foundation (Links to an external site)
Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, has been interviewed and profiled by the Soros Foundation after he won the Michael Fry Award from the Radiation Research Society. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, […]
Chen Receives Travel Award from RRS
Liyun (Michelle) Chen, PhD, postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD, has received a Scholar-in-Training (SIT) Travel Award to attend the 2022 Radiation Research Society’s annual meeting held in Hawaii this October. She will also be giving an oral presentation entitled “T cell responses to squamous cell carcinoma antigen in cervical cancer […]
Kapoor Receives Travel Award from RRS
Vaishali Kapoor, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, has received an Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award to attend the 2022 RRS Annual Meeting held in Hawaii this October. She will also be giving an oral presentation entitled “Targeted delivery of radiation sensitizers by antibodies to enhance the efficacy of radiation therapy”.
Singh Receives Travel Award from RRS
Abhay Singh, PhD, instructor of radiation oncology, has received an Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award to attend the 2022 RRS Annual Meeting held in Hawaii this October. He will also be giving an oral presentation entitled “89Zr-labeled human anti-tip1 antibody as a novel cancer-targeting agent in patient-derived xenografts”.
Paul Jones (PhD Student – Molecular Cell Biology, Chaudhuri Lab)
Tell me about your background. I grew up in fairly rural central Illinois, went to the local schools and was always interested in understanding science and medicine. I completed my undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Lake Forest College where I got my first experience with research through multiple summer research programs culminating in my Senior […]
Henke Receives Travel Award from RRS
Lauren Henke, MD, MSCI, has received an Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award to attend the 2022 RRS Annual Meeting held in Hawaii this October. She will also give an invited talk entitled “Building an Adaptive Program and Workflows: The Physician Perspective”.
Chaudhuri named Michael Fry Research Award winner
Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD was just awarded the 2022 Michael Fry Research Award from the Radiation Research Society, which recognizes an individual early in their career who has made significant contributions in one or more areas of radiation oncology research. Dr. Chaudhuri will deliver the Michael Fry Award Lecture at the Radiation Research Society’s annual […]
Jones, Chaudhuri Lab member, received award from Children’s Tumor Foundation
Paul Jones, PhD student researching in the lab of Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, has won a Young Investigator Award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Henke, Spraker and Yang named Rising Stars in Rad Onc (Links to an external site)
Hao Receives Grant
Principal Investigator: Yao Hao, PhD, with Tianyu Zhao, PhD, and external collaborator Sarah Patch, PhD Title: Thermoacoustic Range Verification During Delivery of a Clinical Plan by a Synchrocyclotron: transition from research prototype to turnkey clinical device Funding Agency: NIH/NCI Amount: $1.98M Start Date & Duration: April 15, 2022 (2 years)
Radiation Oncology Wins Big in the Institute for Informatics Big Ideas Competition
“Expediting Radiotherapy Initiation via a Stimulation Free Workflow,” led by Tianyu Zhao, PhD, team leader, was one of six teams chosen as the winners of “Big Ideas: A Data-Driven Innovation Competition” held by Washington University’s Institute for Informatics. The intent of the Big Ideas Program is to support novel and innovative projects that are clinically […]
Zhehao Zhang wins a Best In Physics award for his AAPM abstract
Imaging Sciences PhD student, Zhehao Zhang, won a best in physics award for his AAPM abstract. He will present his abstract at AAPM July 10-14, 2022. Zhang is a member of Geoff Hugo’s lab.
Barnes announced as Conquer Cancer 2022 ASCO Merit Award Winner (Links to an external site)
Justin Barnes, MD, MS, PGY-2, has been awarded the Allen S. Lichter, MD, Endowed Merit Award for his top-ranking abstract for the ASCO Annual Meeting. These award winners are being recognized for their respective field and research advancements within the cancer care community.
Cancer biology offers RAD Summer experience (Links to an external site)
Physics initiative extends free training to low-income countries around the world
Through a collaboration between Washington University’s Global Health Center and the Brown School, with support from a seed grant from Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy, Baozhou Sun, PhD, associate professor of radiation oncology, has implemented a way to help train physicists, radiation oncologists and dosimetrists in low-income countries in the safe and efficient use […]
Curiel named to National Academy of Inventors
David Curiel, MD, a professor of radiation oncology and director of the Biologic Therapeutics Center at the School of Medicine, has harnessed gene therapy and viral vectors to develop therapeutics and vaccines for a number of diseases, including cancer, genetic disorders and COVID-19. More recently he has pioneered gene editing strategies toward gene therapy cures. […]
Schwarz elected into the American Society for Clinical Investigation
The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists. Founded in 1908, the Society is home to over 3,000 members active across academic medicine and industry. Julie K. Schwarz, MD, PhD, will be formally inducted during a joint meeting on April 8, 2022. Congratulations Dr. Schwarz! https://the-asci.org/
Davis finalist for 2022 Excellence in Nursing Awards (Links to an external site)
Melanie Davis, Nurse Manager for the Department of Radiation Oncology at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has been selected as a finalist for a 2022 Excellence in Nursing Award! Awards will be presented on April 14.
Campos Guerrero highlighted in CBD trainee corner
Marlene Campos Guerrero, a graduate student researcher in the Markovina Lab is the newest cancer biology researcher to be highlighted in the Trainee Corner. Read about Marlene here.
Chaudhuri highlighted by WashU Physicians
Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, is highlighted this month on the Washington University Physicians website. Read his interview here: https://physicians.wustl.edu/items/aadel-chaudhuri-md-phd/
Zoberi awarded Siteman Investment Program Research grant in Clinical Trial Award category (Links to an external site)
Hall named a 2021 Women of Achievement honoree for health advocacy
Lannis E. Hall, MD, MPH, director of radiation oncology at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, has been selected as a 2021 Women of Achievement honoree. The recognition is for her commitment to improving access to cancer prevention, treatment and education – and to outcomes – in underserved communities. Read the full story and watch a […]
Sun defends thesis
Monday, December 6, Jennifer Sun, PhD, from the Azab Lab, defended her thesis “Macrophage-Based Immunotherapies for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma”. She is in the PhD in Biomedical Engineering program and her advisor is Abdel Kareem Azab.
Perkins discusses Proton Therapy during Blues game
Monday, November 22, during the St. Louis Blues game, ESPN101 radio will air a short discussion recorded with Dr. Stephanie Perkins and Chris Kerber. Dr. Perkins talked about Proton Therapy and Siteman Kids and brought along her own son, Garrett.
This game is Hockey Fights Cancer night. All proceeds from a special theme ticket benefit Siteman Cancer Center and Blues for Kids grant program, providing funds for cancer care and awareness through not-for-profits in the St. Louis area.