A Day in the Life: Waliah RaKhem, CRA

Waliah is originally from St. Louis, MO, and earned her undergraduate degree from Drake University and graduate degree from Washington University. She started her career at Washington University in 2002 in the Sponsored Projects Accounting Office as a Grants Analyst and went on to hold various roles in the Office of Sponsored Research Services and the Department of Pediatrics. She is now the senior research administrator for the department in the research division.

Majumdar Featured in Nature Chemical Biology (Links to an external site)

The paper highlights the work of Susruta Majumdar, Ph.D., associate professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmacology at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, and his colleagues who examined the molecular differences between LFT and MP, and how they bind to MU opioid receptors.

Study elucidates mechanism of lipid regulation of ion channels

In a recent study published in Nature Communications on November 17, 2022, Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD, and colleagues solved the structure of a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel in an open-channel conformation using single particle cryo-electron microscopy.

Class of 2024 — Douglas Nguyen, MD

My main goal for residency was to graduate as a competent anesthesiologist, prepared for any complexity that might arise. This included choosing a program like WashU. Like many top-tier programs, it offered early exposure to sub-specialty care, with complex pathologies in every case. But what made WashU stand out was its one-of-a-kind culture. Everyone is just […]

Day in the Life: Erin Wood

Erin Wood

Residency Program Coordinator, Erin Wood, gives a snapshot of the day-to-day operations of the residency program, and how she supports the WU Scholar and ASAP research trainees as they navigate their dreams of becoming physician-scientists.

Office of Sustainability Recognizes Department of Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology received a bronze award from the Office of Sustainability during the 5th Annual Green Carpet Awards ceremony for the strides made to reduce our environmental footprint in the Peters Building in Barnes-Jewish Hospital (South) on the medical campus.

Department of Anesthesiology 2022 Equity Champions

Shawn Reynolds, MSPA PA-C, Waliah S. RaKhem, CRA, and Amira Hodzic completed Washington University School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Equity Champions training and will now serve the Department of Anesthesiology as Equity Champions alongside Scott Markowitz, MD, Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM, and Erin Herrera, CRNA.

Alex Mohrman appointed CRNA clinical chief at BJH

Alex Mohrmann has been named the CRNA Clinical Chief at BJH. In his new role, Alex will have the opportunity to build upon his experience as CRNA team leader to make a meaningful impact for our department.