Field Notes: Junior teaches emergency medicine to Sierra Leone’s locals

Field Notes: Junior teaches emergency medicine to Sierra Leone’s locals

McKelvey School of Engineering student Zach Eisner traveled to Sierra Leone, a nation with no emergency medicine, to teach 1,000 residents how to stop bleeding, conduct CPR, splint a broken bone and transport an injury victim on a motorcycle. “The taxi driver, the teacher, the person on the street — these are the people who, with the right training and support, can save lives,” Eisner said.
‘This is the resource I always wished I had’

‘This is the resource I always wished I had’

In launching the St. Louis Queer + Support Helpline (SQSH), senior Luka Cai is providing the local community the support they never received as a queer teenager in Singapore. Cai and co-founder Riott Kochman, a Brown School student, will receive a Holobaugh honor for SQSH at the annual James M. Holobaugh Honors Ceremony Nov. 11.
University delivers shuttle to Better Family Life

University delivers shuttle to Better Family Life

Washington University and its shuttle provider, Huntleigh Transportation Services, donated a shuttle to longtime community partner Better Family Life. The organization will use the shuttle to create and expand services for residents and young people attending Better Family Life after-school programs and summer camps. 
Actor Goodman to headline Founders Day Nov. 2

Actor Goodman to headline Founders Day Nov. 2

Award-winning actor and St. Louis native John Goodman will be the keynote speaker for Washington University in St. Louis’ annual Founders Day celebration Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Louis Union Station Hotel. During the event to celebrate the university’s founding in 1853, distinguished alumni, faculty and supporters are honored.
Washington People: Benjamin D. Humphreys

Washington People: Benjamin D. Humphreys

Nephrologist Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Nephrology at the School of Medicine, is a leading innovator in kidney research. Humphreys seeks to find better treatments to prevent kidney failure, a potentially fatal condition affecting 37 million Americans.
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