Purnell named ‘Person of the Year’ by St. Louis American

Purnell named ‘Person of the Year’ by St. Louis American

Jason Q. Purnell, assistant professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and project director of For the Sake of All, the groundbreaking initiative on the health and well-being of African-Americans in St. Louis, was named 2016 Person of the Year by The St. Louis American.
Low levels of manganese in welding fumes linked to neurological problems

Low levels of manganese in welding fumes linked to neurological problems

Welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels below federal occupational safety standards exhibit neurological problems similar to Parkinson’s disease, according to School of Medicine research. The more they are exposed to manganese-containing welding fumes, the faster the workers’ signs and symptoms worsen. The findings, published Dec. 28, suggest current safety standards may not adequately protect welders.
O’Callaghan wins NEH grant

O’Callaghan wins NEH grant

Casey O’Callaghan, professor of philosophy and of philosophy-neuroscience-psychology in Arts & Sciences, has won a prestigious Fellowship for University Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Govindan receives smoking, disease award

Govindan receives smoking, disease award

Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one of two researchers to receive the 31st annual Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease. The award recognizes investigators who promote understanding and awareness of that relationship.
The cost of braininess

The cost of braininess

Do big-brained creatures steal energy for them from other organs or eat more to supply this expensive tissue? New work in large-brained fish suggests skimping elsewhere is not enough to meet the energy demands of an extreme brain.

Baum recognized for lifetime contributions to OT profession

Carolyn Baum, of the Washington University School of Medicine, was selected to receive two distinguished honors from the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation in recognition of her many contributions to the occupational therapy profession.
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