Lindsay Stark, associate professor at the Brown School, has received a one-year $290,017 grant from UNICEF to assess gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have shown that Chiari 1 malformation can be caused by variations in two genes linked to brain development and that children with large heads are at increased risk of developing the condition.
How will this year’s celebrations be remembered? The answer will be “differently than normal” for some individuals, but collective memory for the pandemic itself is likely to fade quickly for most people.
The American Psychological Association has named Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences, the recipient of its 2021 Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions. In addition, the Psychonomic Society has awarded Roediger the Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award.
Steven Don, MD, associate professor of radiology and of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2020 Pioneer Award from the Society for Pediatric Radiology for his innovative work in the development of digital radiography and digital imaging.
Researchers at the Brown School are conducting discussion groups with parents and staff in the Special School District of St. Louis County to develop communication tools surrounding COVID-19 testing and vaccination. The research is funded by a two-year, $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to offer 50,000 saliva tests to students, teachers and staff in the six special education schools operated by the district.
The Brown School’s Health Communication Research Laboratory has received two grants totaling $1.57 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand and address COVID-19 health disparities.
As part of a historic effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic, health-care personnel at the School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare have begun receiving the first doses of a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have discovered a protein that links the amyloid-removal process to the circadian clock. The protein, YKL-40, could help explain why people with Alzheimer’s frequently suffer from sleep disturbances — and provide a new target for Alzheimer’s therapies.
Aadel A. Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, has received the V Scholar Award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.