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Gutmann honored for 25 years at Washington University

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and Vice Chair for Research Affairs for Neurology, was recently honored for twenty five years of service as faculty at Washington University. Upon his arrival in St. Louis in late 1993, he established the Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinical Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to care for children and adults with neurofibromatosis, as well as a basic research laboratory focused on using NF as a genetic model system to better understand normal brain and brain tumor development relevant to improving treatments for people affected with NF. In 2004, Dr. Gutmann worked with Washington University to create the NF Center, a collaboration between clinicians and laboratory scientists focused on accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and its application to the care of individuals with NF.
Dr. Gutmann is internationally recognized for his clinical and research contributions, including the Children’s Tumor Foundation Frederich von Recklinghausen Award and the Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Research Award. In 2017, he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Germany’s highest academic award for researchers outside the country, as well as named an Einstein Visiting Fellow by the Berlin Institute of Health.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gutmann for his twenty five years of service as faculty at Washington University.