Dunn awarded cancer fellowship

Gavin Dunn, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award. The three-year award will support his investigations into how the body’s immune system can be harnessed to fight brain cancer. 

Ellis receives Newman Civic Fellowship

Crystal Ellis, a first-year graduate student working toward a master’s in public health at the Brown School, has received a Newman Civic Fellowship, a one-year national fellowship for student leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges facing communities throughout the country.

Graduate student wins Prairie Schooner writing award

Ali Taheri Araghi, a Washington University in St. Louis PhD student in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, has received Prairie Schooner’s Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing for his story “Snow,” published in the journal’s fall 2016 issue.

Patti receives 2017 Agilent Early Career Professor Award

Gary J. Patti, associate professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a 2017 Agilent Early Career Professor Award. The honor includes a $100,000 research award and is given to those who have made “significant original research contributions” and have “outstanding potential for future research.”
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Colonna joins Cure Alzheimer’s Fund research consortium

Marco Colonna, MD, the Robert Rock Belliveau, MD, Professor of Pathology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been invited to join Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s research consortium.

Bagnall honored with McKnight Scholar Award

Martha Bagnall, an assistant professor of neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a McKnight Scholar by the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience. 
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University receives grant to preserve ‘Code Blue’ documentary

Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve “Code Blue,” a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the medical profession.
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