Alzheimer’s researchers David M. Holtzman, MD, and Celeste Karch, PhD, at the School of Medicine, have been recognized by the Rainwater Charitable Foundation for scientific achievements that could lead to new, effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases associated with the accumulation of tau protein in the brain. Alzheimer’s is the best known such disease.
Peng Bai, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has received a $503,025 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
Patricia Olynyk, the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, has been named inaugural fellow in The Medicine & Media Arts Initiative.
Pathologist Richard J. Cote, MD, the Edward Mallinckrodt Professor at the School of Medicine, has been elected a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors.
Peter Kastor, the Samuel K. Eddy Professor and chair of history in Arts & Sciences, was featured on C-SPAN’s “Lectures in History.”
Mark Glenn, chief of the Washington University in St. Louis Police Department, is among 17 finalists for the Campus Safety Director of the Year award. The award, given by Campus Safety Magazine, recognizes campus protection professionals from around the nation who have benefited their communities.
Patricia Weisensee, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has received a $557,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
Two faculty members from Washington University — Princess Imoukhuede and Philip R. O. Payne — have been named fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). AIMBE’s College of Fellows is limited to the top 2% of medical and biological engineers.
Rafia Zafar, professor in Arts & Sciences, will discuss the legacy of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes for LOA Live Feb. 18.
Rabbi Hershey Novack of Chabad at Washington University in St. Louis has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Visionary Award by JProSTL, the professional sector of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.