In 2019, Washington University received a Physician-Scientist Institutional Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support post-graduate career development of MD-only physician-scientists and build the national pipeline of physicians engaged in research. This grant, bolstered by significant institutional investment, led to the establishment of the Division of Physician-Scientists at Washington University.

Ten other institutions have also received Physician-Scientist Institutional Awards, forming a national network to address the shortage of clinically trained investigators.

5 physician-scientists named Dean’s Scholars (Links to an external site)

The Division of Physician-Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named its 2023 Dean’s Scholars. The awardees will receive up to two years of financial support and mentorship, as well as dedicated lab time to conduct scientific research. The five physicians are: Amit Bery, Lila Nolan, Brandon Tan, Andrew Roth and Marilia Pinzone.