Bacteria hijack a meningeal neuroimmune axis to facilitate brain invasion

Click to read Dr. Felipe Almeida de Pinho Ribeiro’s first-authored paper “Bacteria hijack a meningeal neuroimmune axis to facilitate brain invasion“ published in Nature – the leading international weekly journal of science. The meninges are densely innervated by nociceptive sensory neurons that mediate pain and headache. Bacterial meningitis causes life-threatening infections of the meninges and […]

Dr. David Chen Receives 2022 Young Investigator Award (Links to an external site)

Dr. David Chen was recently awarded the 2022 Young Investigator Award by the Cancer Research Foundation. The Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award is a $100,000 grant covering two years of work. It is meant to assist promising early career cancer scientist build a primary data set and lay the groundwork for much larger projects. […]

Dr. Laurin Council, PGY3 Daniel Schlessinger, and PGY2 Aubriana McEvoy Published Quiz in JID

Dr. Laurin Council and two of our residents Dr. Daniel Schlessinger, PGY3, and Dr. Aubriana McEvoy, PGY2, published a short review article and quiz regarding genetic drivers of precancerous lesions to squamous cell carcinoma. The article and quiz can be found in the Jan 2022 Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Click here to read and test […]

Dr. Ilana Rosman, residency program director, discusses residency match during COVID-19 pandemic with Dermatology Weekly (Links to an external site)

Ilana S. Rosman, MD

Our residency program director Dr. Ilana Rosman is a national leader in resident selection and recruitment, and serves as the Chair of the Association Professors of Dermatology’s Residency Program Directors Section. She was interviewed by Dr. Candrice Heath as part of Dermatology Weekly’s Covid Conversations. Dr. Rosman and Dr. Heath discussed the residency application process during the pandemic and beyond, as well as how to make the resident selection process more equitable in the future.

Dr. Carrie Coughlin awarded the Dermatology Foundation’s Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award

Carrie C. Coughlin, MD, MPHS

Director of Pediatric Dermatology, Dr. Carrie Coughlin, was awarded a competitive Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Coughlin runs a pediatric pigmented lesions clinic and also serves as the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director. Her work focuses on supporting children with congenital melanoctyic nevi, pigmented lesions that are present at birth and can be a cause of social and emotional distress as they grow.

Chief Resident, Dr. Basia Michalski, and WashU Dermatology Alumna and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Dr. Rachel Kyllo, will present at the ASDS Journal Club. (Links to an external site)

This Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm CDT, Chief Resident, Dr. Basia Michalski, and WashU Dermatology Alumna and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Dr. Rachel Kyllo, will be presenting at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Journal Club. Dr. Michalski will discuss “Variation in Prescribing and Factors Associated With the Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Mohs Surgery: A Single-Institution Retrospective Study” published in Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Rachel Kyllo will discuss “Buffered lidocaine 1%/epinephrine 1:100,000 with sodium bicarbonate in a 3:1 ratio is less painful than a 9:1 ratio: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial” published in the JAAD.

Residency, Med School Interviews Go Virtual: What to know (Links to an external site)

Ilana S. Rosman, MD

These changes represent a potential opportunity to reduce costs, avoid bias, and increase opportunities, according to administrators. “I think it has the potential to be really beneficial to programs and to applicants,” Rosman says. “Beyond this crisis, we can implement what we’ve learned from conducting virtual interviews to improve the process in the long term.”