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Washington People: Jennifer Gartley

Washington People: Jennifer Gartley

Jennifer Gartley, a professional flutist who has performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, serves as programming and public outreach director for the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences. It’s just one of the notes she plays at Washington University.
Families with long, healthy life spans focus of $68 million grant

Families with long, healthy life spans focus of $68 million grant

With the help of a grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at the School of Medicine are leading the Long Life Family Study, which includes several generations of families with unusual concentrations of long-lived individuals. The goal is to uncover genetic factors that play roles in long life spans.
Rover retrospective

Rover retrospective

RIP Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. But the geosciences data they collected will live on at Washington University, under the care of a team of archivists in Arts & Sciences. The data includes details about both rovers’ every move as well as many images that helped this space mission capture the public’s imagination.