To celebrate the accomplishments of the Nash Family, Children’s Place between Euclid and Taylor Avenues on the Washington University Medical Campus will become Nash Way during a ceremony on Friday, October 14th evening. Please see the highlighted street on the map below for reference: Dr. Homer E. Nash Sr. was one of the first African American physicians, graduating medical school in 1910. His children, Dr. Helen Nash and Dr. Homer E. Nash Jr., came to St. Louis and made a profound impact on the lives of children in our community. Dr. Helen Nash did her residency at Homer G. Phillips Hospital and was made supervisor of pediatrics. Later, she became the first African American woman to join the attending staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and was one of the first four African American physicians on the clinical faculty of Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Homer E. Nash Jr. trained with his sister at Homer G. Phillips and served in private practice. Later, he joined the staff at St. Louis Children’s and Barnes-Jewish hospitals and was a clinical professor of pediatrics at WUSM. Dr. Alison Nash, his daughter, took over his practice and has also been on staff at St. Louis Children’s since 1989.
Learn more about the Nash Family and their impact in this article in the St. Louis American from David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean at Washington University School of Medicine, and Gary A. Silverman, MD, PhD, head of the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and pediatrician-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
To prepare for this exciting transition, following is a checklist and items to note, namely for those with offices in the Mid Campus Center and who use the Metro Garage:
• The Mid Campus Center address will become 4590 Nash Way, St. Louis, MO 63110. Mailstop numbers in the building will remain the same.
• Campus maps with the updated street name will be available for download on the Bender portals on Friday, October 14.
• Contact vendors that utilize this street frequently to communicate the address change.
• Update address in email signature if you are impacted by this change.
• Please note that GPS devices may not be immediately updated with this new street name.
• The BJC Institute of Health at Washington University (IOH) and the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) have mailing addresses with a Euclid Avenue address and they will not be impacted.