Grant applications sought from junior cancer researchers

The Washington University School of Medicine is accepting applications for the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant to support junior investigators who have no national peer-reviewed research grant support.
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Dacey honored by neurosurgery society

Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD, the Henry G. & Edith R. Schwartz Professor and head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Neurological Surgeons.

Makeup of vaginal microbiome linked to preterm birth

In a study of predominantly African-American women — who have a much higher rate of delivering babies early compared with other racial groups — researchers at the School of Medicine showed that a decrease in the diversity of vaginal microbes of pregnant women between the first and second trimesters is associated with preterm birth.

Simon honored with Friends of Nursing Award

Laura Simon, a clinical librarian at Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Friends of Nursing Award from Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Becker Library exhibit on Jewish Hospital history open

An exhibit titled “‘Skill, tenderly applied, works wonders’ – A History of The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis” is open through Aug. 31 in the Bernard Becker Medical Library’s Glaser Gallery. Learn more on the library’s website.
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