Katherine Irani, a master’s of public health student at the Brown School; and Kendra C. Smith, a master’s student in psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, have been appointed Presidential Management Fellows in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
New research from faculty at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis is providing guidance to local policymakers on how they might contain the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 until vaccination ramps up to levels high enough to provide widespread protection.
“Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty,” a new book by Mark Rank, a leading academic expert on poverty at Washington University in St. Louis, explores the idealized image of American society.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has proposed providing at least $3,000 per child to millions of American families. The move could actually provide enormous future savings for the country, says one of the country’s foremost experts on poverty. “In earlier work, I’ve estimated that for every dollar we spend on reducing childhood poverty, we save anywhere […]
Sean Joe, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School, has been elected president of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Mary McKay, the Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School, has been elected as the incoming president of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and Renee Cunningham-Williams, associate professor at the Brown School, was inducted as an academy fellow.
The Brown School is celebrating Black History Month this February with a series of video tributes to Black achievers and open classroom learning sessions.
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.
As part of the new $900 billion federal stimulus package, the moratorium on evictions for renters will be extended by one month, through the end of January. The help could not come soon enough, says an expert on social and economic development at the Brown School. However, without more intentional, long-term solutions and investments, this aid will only postpone an inevitable housing crisis.
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.
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