Steven Mumm, PhD, Promoted to Professor of Medicine

Steven Mumm, PhD, Promoted to Professor of Medicine
Steven Mumm, PhD, was promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine on July 1st, 2020. Dr. Mumm has developed his career almost entirely at Washington University and Shriners Hospitals for Children, where he has been a member of their Scientific Staff since 1998. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Bone and […]

Nerves in Bone: Evolving Concepts in Pain and Anabolism

Nerves in Bone: Evolving Concepts in Pain and Anabolism
The innervation of bone has been described for centuries, and our understanding of its function has rapidly evolved over the past several decades. In this review published in the August 2019 issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD, and co-workers provide a historical perspective of skeletal neurobiology highlighting the […]

Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, Appointed to Veterans Affairs Study Section

Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, Appointed to Veterans Affairs Study Section
Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, has been appointed to serve a 3-year term as a member of the Merit Review Subcommittee, Endocrinology – B, Special Emphasis Panel, Veterans Affairs (VA). Members are selected on the basis of their competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, […]

Mahshid Mohseni, MD, Top 10% Doctor in Patient Satisfaction; Accepted in the Washington University Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation

Mahshid Mohseni, MD, Top 10% Doctor in Patient Satisfaction; Accepted in the Washington University Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation
Bone and Mineral Division faculty Mahshid Mohseni, MD, ranked in the top 10% of patient satisfaction scores for the last 6 months of 2018. Electronic surveys are sent to patients after office visits to rate their experience, and Mohseni was among those Washington University Physicians with more than 10 survey responses and scores high enough […]

Division Faculty Advocate for NIH Funding and DXA Bill on Capitol Hill

Division Faculty Advocate for NIH Funding and DXA Bill on Capitol Hill
On January 30th, 2019, faculty of the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases and of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery joined other members and leaders of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., to advocate for the National Institutes of Health and predictable funding for scientific research […]

Advances in Marrow Adiposity by the Scheller & Craft Lab

Advances in Marrow Adiposity by the Scheller & Craft Lab
In a trio of recent papers, members of the Scheller & Craft lab and colleagues provide key insights about the function of the bone marrow adipocyte and its relationship with cells of the skeletal niche. First, they identify adrenergic receptors as key mediators of the biochemical and functional distinctions between peripheral fat and bone marrow […]

Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in PLOS Biology

Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in PLOS Biology
Jianqiu Xiao PhD, Chun Wang MD, PhD, Gabriel Mbalaviele PhD, and colleagues, published a paper in PLOS Biology in which they show that pyroptosis mediated by the pore-forming protein gasdermin D plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of a severe genetic autoinflammatory disorder known as neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease. Citation: Gasdermin D mediates the […]

Michael P. Whyte, MD, Awarded the Society for Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal 2019

Michael P. Whyte, MD, Awarded the Society for Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal 2019
Bone and Mineral Division Faculty Michael P. Whyte, MD, has been awarded the Society for Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal 2019. The Transatlantic Medal is awarded, on an annual basis, to a North American endocrinologist judged to have made significant contributions to the discipline. The award of this Medal was instituted to promote connections between endocrinology in […]

Five Bone Health Program Physicians Selected as Best Doctors in America 2018

Five Bone Health Program Physicians Selected as Best Doctors in America 2018
Congratulations to five of our Bone Health Physicians for being placed on the Best Doctors in America for 2018 list: James Avery, MD, Roberto Civitelli, MD, Laura Colletti, MD, Kathryn Diemer, MD, and Michael P. Whyte, MD. The Best Doctors in America is an online resource developed by Best Doctors, Inc. Best Doctors believes physicians […]