Dr. Robert Poirier 2022 Goodman Legacy Award Recipient

Dr. Robert Poirier, Clinical Chief and Associate Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine, was presented with The Goodman Legacy Award at the 2022 St. Louis NAMI Gala. The Goodman Legacy Award is presented to a mental health professional that has made an outstanding contribution to mental health.

Dr. Robert Poirier is recognized for his commitment to initiatives aimed at improving the health and well-being of citizens in the greater St. Louis community, most notably in support of the underserved and those with behavioral health emergencies.

Dr. Opeolu Adeoye Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Opeolu Adeoye, BJC Health Care Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine, & head of the Department of Emergency Medicine was elected to the National Academy of Emergency Medicine. He specializes in understanding acute brain injuries with a particular focus on improving therapies and long-term outcomes for patients who have suffered strokes.

A noted physician-scientist, he has extensive experience conducting and leading clinical trials, including holding leadership positions in phase 2 and 3 clinical trials focused on optimizing treatments for ischemic stroke. His research is aimed at pinpointing pathways that play a role in stroke recovery and response to treatment, with the goal of developing new therapies for stroke.

Adeoye’s research — which includes a focus on how the delivery of proven health-care interventions could be optimized — has led to recognition of disparities in stroke care access and delivery in the United States. Adeoye was the lead author of the most recent Stroke Systems of Care policy statement issued by the American Stroke Association.

Adeoye has held leadership roles in several societies, including the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the American Heart Association and the Neurocritical Care Society. He serves on the editorial board of Stroke Journal. He has been recognized for excellence in teaching and mentorship of trainees and junior faculty members throughout his career. To see the other Washington University School of Medicine Faculty who have achieved this honor, visit here.

For additional information on the National Academy of Medicine and its new inductees, please visit their website.


WU-EM Plays Key Role in Evaluating Covid-19 Tests

Jamie Mills, a clinical research supervisor who helped coordinate the clinical trials, runs a COVID-19 diagnostic test in the Emergency Department at the School of Medicine.

Starting in spring 2020, as emergency rooms across the country began filling with patients with symptoms of COVID-19, many agreed to participate in clinical trials investigating the accuracy of COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The aim of such trials was to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to quickly approve effective tests, which were in short supply yet necessary to help slow the virus’ spread.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis played a key role in investigating the accuracy of such tests administered in real-life conditions. Because the department has a strong infrastructure for conducting clinical trials, Washington University researchers, led by principal investigator Stacey L. House, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of emergency medicine, were in an ideal position to enroll large numbers of participants — more than 6,500 — in these trials, compared with other emergency departments across the country. Many patients seen at the Charles F. Knight Emergency and Trauma Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital had the opportunity to participate in these trials.

Read more about the efforts of the ECRC here.


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