Mammogram results

Surviving breast cancer: Younger women face bigger hurdles

Breast cancer takes a daunting toll on all women, but it hits younger women especially hard, finds a new study from the Brown School. Women aged 18-44 with a history of breast cancer reported a lower health-related quality of life than older survivors, highlighting the impact of breast cancer on the physical and mental health of younger women.

Brown School launches 3-2 master’s program

The Brown School has launched a 3-2 Master of Public Health program. Designed for Washington University undergraduates, the program allows students to earn both an undergraduate degree and a master’s in public health in five years. It is available to students pursuing any undergraduate major in Arts & Sciences.

Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare in the Brown School

Rank wins book award

Mark Rank has received the 2016 Society for Social Work and Research Book Award for his book “Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes.”

Jason Purnell

Celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King

The 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration at Washington University in St. Louis will recognize members of the St. Louis and university community who continue to advance King’s message through service and leadership. Jason Purnell, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School, will deliver the keynote address at the event that begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in Graham Chapel.

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WashU Expert: Proposed Missouri tobacco tax increase doesn’t go far enough

There is renewed interest by some Missouri groups for a proposed 23-cent-per-pack raise to Missouri’s tobacco tax, which is the nation’s lowest. While any raise in tobacco prices is one of the most effective ways to reduce
and prevent smoking, the modest tax raise does not go far enough, says a tobacco control expert at Washington University in St. Louis. ​

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