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‘Making medicine work for Black America’

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Cecelia L. Calhoun, MD, at the School of Medicine, co-writes an op-ed published in USA Today about how Black medical students and health-care workers can change the health-care system to end racial disparities in medicine.

Brown School researchers publish book on child development accounts

Researchers at the Center for Social Development at the Brown School have co-edited a book, “Inclusive Child Development Accounts.” The book provides global context of the policies and programs around such accounts, which allow families to save for their children’s futures, such as college, home ownership and more.

The important role of the humanities

The chairs and directors of humanities departments and programs at Washington University have released a joint statement on the role of humanities research and education in times of crisis.

Exploring gun violence and human rights

Several faculty members have written pieces recently about gun violence and racism, shared on the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute’s blog. The articles are part of a special series by the law institute’s and the Institute for Public Health’s gun violence initiatives.

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‘A deadly virus is robbing us of simple human interaction’

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Kenneth Remy, MD, at the School of Medicine, writes a poignant op-ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about how COVID-19 has distanced loved ones from family members at moments when they need them most.

‘What do we teach our students about law and justice?’

Kimberly Norwood, at the School of Law, co-writes an analysis about her experience as a black American as the pandemic and the protests over killings of black people have unfolded. She questions if 2020 will lead to lasting change and ponders how to teach students about justice.

Documentary profiles ‘Ninja Turtle Backpack Guy’

A new documentary by 2020 alumnus Brian Goodfriend and rising senior Isabelle Roig profiles 2019 alumnus Demetri Kavadas. Better known as “Ninja Turtle Backpack Guy,” Kavadas was once described by Michael Bloomberg as the university’s “most famous icon.”

On the front lines: Jay Piccirillo

Otolaryngologist Jay Piccirillo, MD, professor of otolaryngology at the School of Medicine, discusses the loss of smell and/or taste that is sometimes associated with the virus that causes COVID-19.