Siteman Cancer Center launches cancer screening initiative to address racial disparities
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine is launching a prostate cancer screening initiative along with an educational campaign in the St. Louis region to address racial disparities in prostate cancer.
Research finds fathers’ leave reduces sexist attitudes
New research from Arts & Sciences is among the first to provide concrete evidence that paternity leave policies can lead to more gender-equal attitudes — especially among those directly impacted by the policy.
Class Acts: Livi Logan-Wood
Livi Logan-Wood is about to graduate with dual master’s degrees in business administration from Olin Business School and social work from the Brown School. She will work at World Wide Technology.
Bringing her folding chair to the table
Nisha Patel, MSW ’98, has spent more than two decades at the forefront of the philanthropic and political landscape, leading and implementing initiatives that increase economic opportunities for families with low income.
Shining a light on Black women physicians
From the Civil War to the 21st century, Black women have fought to become physicians. A new book by Jasmine Brown, AB ’18, tells the story of the barriers Black women pursuing a career in medicine have faced throughout history.
White House cites Collins’ research in economic report
Research by sociologist Caitlyn Collins, in Arts & Sciences, was cited in the 2023 Economic Report of the President.
New book explores ways to combat economic injustice in America
How can the United States, one of the wealthiest nations on earth, have the highest rate of poverty among industrialized nations? In a new book, “The Poverty Paradox,” based on decades of research, renowned poverty expert Mark Rank, a professor at the Brown School, develops a unique perspective for understanding this puzzle.
Parasitic infections common in kids in low-resource US communities, study finds
Neglected by government officials and medical professionals, parasitic infections can lead to lifelong health consequences, according to Theresa Gildner, a biological anthropologist in Arts & Sciences.
‘Forum on Medicine, Race and Ethnicity in St. Louis, Past to Future’ Feb. 25
On Feb. 25, the Medical Humanities Program in Arts & Sciences will present the “Forum on Medicine, Race and Ethnicity in St. Louis, Past to Future.” The all-day gathering will feature dozens of speakers and panelists exploring how specific local histories impact the region’s diverse communities.
Commonly used police diversity training unlikely to change officers’ behavior, study finds
New research from Calvin Lai, in Arts & Sciences, suggests that the daylong implicit bias-oriented training programs now common in most U.S. police departments are unlikely to reduce racial inequity in policing.