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Brownson receives APHA Award for Excellence

Ross Brownson, the Bernard Becker Professor at the Brown School and director of the Prevention Research Center, has received the American Public Health Association Award for Excellence for his work as a scholar, leader and public-health practitioner.
Community members affected by gun violence in St. Louis speak with Washington University students taking part in a recent Public Health Challenge. Pictured, from left, are Linda Fehrmann, of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Valerie Dent, of STL Mothers in Charge; Glenda Lay, a survivor, and the Rev. Marc Smith, vicar of gun violence for the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. (Photo: Institute for Public Health)

Students offer ideas to fight gun violence

Washington University in St. Louis’ Institute for Public Health recently hosted a student Public Health Challenge, in partnership with the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. During the event, teams of students developed social and entrepreneurial concepts designed to reduce gun violence in St. Louis.

Cities of the future

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime.

Washington People: Mary M. McKay

Mary M. McKay joined the Brown School as dean in July, bringing her expertise that blends social work, public policy and public health. Read more about McKay’s work, her reasons for joining the university and her goals on the Brown School website.
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For the Sake of All: The next steps

It’s been three years since the launch of For the Sake of All, the groundbreaking multidisciplinary project on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis. The initiative, led by Jason Purnell, assistant professor at the Brown School, continues to gather momentum as it moves into its third phase: implementation of recommended strategies.
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