research instructor of pahtology and immunology, has received a one-year, $75,045 research grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb for research titled “To Determine Whether the Selective JAK2 Inhibitor BMS-911543 is Effective in Controlling the Progression of Er(alpha)+/PR+ Mammary Tumors that are Insensitive to Endocrine Treatment.”
The Samuel & Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Genetics in Psychiatry and director of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders at the School of Medicine, Goate was praised by her colleagues for her work in the genetics of neuropsychiatric disease, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. She is one of seven WUSM faculty members named AAAS fellows.
Anne Glowinski, M.D., M.P.E.
is an associate professor and the Training Director in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was appointed as Associate Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, effect January 1, 2012. Dr. Glowinski is active in research focusing on developmental psychopathology, in education and mentoring of medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty and in the development of clinical programs to better serve youth with mental health disorders. Anne has a special interest in leadership mindsets and behaviors, and their development. She is also the AWN secretary.
Elaine Mardis, Ph.D.
is a professor of genetics and of molecular microbiology, co-director and director of technology development of The Genome Institute. She received from the Academy of Science, St. Louis along with Timothy J. Ley, M.D. and Richard K. Wilson, Ph.D. The George Englemann Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Science Award
is one of three U.S. physicians to be honored with a Clinical Excellence Award by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes America’s Top Doctors and other guides to choosing physicians.
assistant professor of pediatrics and of molecular microbiology, will receive the Innovation Award. Odom is dissecting a key metabolic pathway in malaria that is not found in humans and provides a novel target for drug development. Worldwide, there is an urgent need for new drugs to treat malaria, which causes more than a million deaths per year, mostly in young children. Odom’s lab focuses on improving the fundamental understanding of the basic molecular and cellular biology of the malaria parasite to identify new antimalarial drug targets.
research instructor in medicine, has received a two-year, $80,000, Diabetes Research Training Center Pilot & Feasibility award from the Diabetes Research Training Center at Washington University School of Medicine for research titled “The Roles of Nuclear Hormone Receptor Signaling in a Drosophila Model of Diet-Induced Type 2 Diabetes.”
professor emerita of medicine, will receive the Trustee Award. For more than 40 years, Purkerson served as a clinician, teacher, investigator and administrator at the School of Medicine. The academy recognizes her as a physician/scientist, leading by example, focusing on excellence and being open to new opportunities and techniques. She used an interdisciplinary approach to find new strategies and tools to further her research, allowing her to make substantial contributions in the field of kidney physiology. These achievements led to her becoming the first female full professor in the Department of Medicine.