David D. Limbrick, MD, PhD, the T. S. Park, MD, Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the School of Medicine, has been appointed to the St. Louis Regional Health Commission as the representative from the School of Medicine.
The Women’s Society of Washington University announced the winners of the Harriet K. Switzer Leadership Award and the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarships during the group’s annual membership meeting April 20. The group honored Ida Early with a fund and a named event.
The Olin Business School will honor five outstanding business alumni who have attained distinction in their careers, including Carl Casale, as part of the school’s annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony on April 30.
Kurt Dirks, vice chancellor for international affairs and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, was part of a panel of policymakers and education administrators that offered perspectives on the current state of U.S.-China educational exchanges and such programs’ future direction.
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and four other faculty members of Washington University were elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the academy announced April 22. The others are Deanna Barch, John Baugh, Pascal Boyer and Holden Thorp. Founded in 1780, the academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators.
Three researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of their scientific achievements and original contributions that have advanced the field of microbiology.
Five physician-scientists at the School of Medicine have been elected members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation in recognition of original, creative and independent investigations in the clinical or allied sciences of medicine.
Macy Sprunger, a graduate student in Meredith Jackrel’s lab in the Department of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, won a three-year $136,560 National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Such fellowships support predoctoral students conducting research in scientific health-related fields.
John E. McCarthy, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Mathematics and chair of mathematics and statistics in Arts & Sciences, received a five-year $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new tools to deal with complexity in the design of systems such as those used in automatic pilots and self-driving cars.
Kennedy Young is among 13 members of the Washington University community who will receive a Virgil Ethic of Service Award on Wednesday, April 21. Young is a co-founder of the Reentry Collective, which provides cash assistance to formerly incarcerated people.