William Powderly, MD, wants the Global Health Center to build on research in human nutrition, another Washington University strength.
Mark J. Manary, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded one of three research grants from the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences.
Children treated for moderate acute malnutrition experience a high rate of relapse and even death in the year following treatment and recovery. A new study led by School of Medicine researchers has found that target weights and measures of arm circumference used in assessing the health of malnourished children are insufficient and that raising these thresholds could significantly lower the rate of relapse.
Washington University’s Global Health Center selected five WUSTL students for its inaugural summer research program, which paired students with faculty mentors to explore issues such as malnutrition, maternal health and access to health care. Pictured is program participant Laura Bliss, a second-year medical student.
The World Health Organization has released new guidelines for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition, based in large part on research at the School of Medicine. Shown is the school’s Mark Manary, MD, whose research helped spur the changes.
Severely malnourished children are far more likely to recover and survive when given antibiotics along with a therapeutic peanut-butter based food than children who are treated with the therapeutic food alone, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found. Indi Trehan, MD, the study’s lead author, shows parents in Malawi how to measure medication.
Mark Manary, MD, has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a test to detect asymptomatic inflammation of the gut, a common condition associated with poor growth and development.