Li named Wilson Professor of Engineering
Jr-Shin Li, a professor of systems science and mathematics at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been named the Newton R. and Sarah Louisa Glasgow Wilson Professor of Engineering.
Detailed human pangenome reference captures human diversity
Researchers have published a new set of reference human genome sequences that reveals far more genomic diversity from different populations of people than was available previously. The School of Medicine serves as the national coordinating center for the program, called the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium.
Taghert awarded $1.9 million Outstanding Investigator Award
Paul Taghert, a professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine, received an Outstanding Investigator Award of nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences to study how the circadian clock orchestrates multiple biological cycles that operate at different phases.
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Academic integrity work progresses
Washington University is moving ahead with plans to centralize the undergraduate academic integrity process. The university community may offer feedback regarding proposed changes until Sept. 1.
Change in breast density over time linked to cancer risk
Repeated mammograms contain data on changes in breast density over time that could help identify women at high risk of breast cancer and even reveal which breast is likely to be affected, according to a study by researchers at the School of Medicine.
Bateman to receive lifetime achievement award
Randall J. Bateman, MD, the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, will receive the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Research.
Class Acts: Meera Lee Patel
Sam Fox School graduate student Meera Lee Patel is an author and illustrator who encourages readers to “start where you are” and “create your own calm.” A self-taught artist, she has sold over a million copies of her books and journals. Patel then decided to explore a new interest: children’s literature.
Speakers scheduled for schools’ Commencement celebrations
Several distinguished speakers, faculty members and student leaders will take part in Commencement recognition ceremonies for Class of 2023 graduates and their families and guests May 12-15 at Washington University in St. Louis.
Red flags indicate risk for early-onset colorectal cancer
Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified four important signs and symptoms that signal an elevated risk of early-onset colorectal cancer. The incidence of colorectal cancer is rising in people under 50, making it important to recognize such signs.
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