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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Top Stories

Resisting Zika

The School of Medicine is a hot spot for Zika research. Researchers have developed two mouse models of Zika infection; showed how Zika can persist in the body; and identified anti-Zika antibodies that could be the basis for vaccines, diagnosis or treatment.

New public health directorship from BJC HealthCare honors Shapiro

The directorship of the university’s Institute for Public Health has been named in honor of Larry J. Shapiro, MD, former dean of the School of Medicine. William G. Powderly, MD, the institute’s current director, is the inaugural Larry J. Shapiro Director.

WashU Expert: Trump has no clear plan for reducing drug prices

Despite announcing that he would deal with a pharmaceutical industry “getting away with murder,” President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to have a clear path for reducing drug prices, said the School of Law’s Rachel Sachs, a drug regulation expert.

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Noon Tuesday, Jan. 24

Viral infection seminar

3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24

Tuesday Tea at 3

7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25

‘Lines in the Dust’

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Campus Announcements

Siteman Investment Program seeks applications

The Siteman Investment Program funds internal cancer-related research projects biannually. The aim is to help investigators produce preliminary data to pursue nationally competitive funding. The 2017 Cycle 1 is open, and researchers should express interest by March 1.

WashU in the News

Why Obama struggled at court, and Trump may strain to do better

The New York Times

Is the default mode of the brain to suffer?

New York magazine

Forum addresses aging in China

Shanghai Daily News

13 Washington University students and their deep dive into studying the Holocaust

Jewish in St. Louis

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Brian T. Collins, chief of cytopathology, 52

Brian CollinsBrian T. Collins, MD, an associate professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine, died Dec. 23, 2016, in his sleep at his home in Creve Coeur, Mo. He was 52. Chief of the cytopathology section at the school, his work focused on studying and diagnosing diseases on the cellular level, with a particular emphasis on using fine needles to rapidly obtain samples for molecular and other diagnostic tests.

Campus Voices

Law faculty launches Supreme Court podcast

Daniel Epps, of the School of Law, has launched “First Mondays,” a seasonal podcast about the Supreme Court, with Ian Samuel of Harvard Law School. They’ll discuss upcoming cases, arguments and analysis of court rulings.

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Tiffany Stanley photoTiffany Stanley, managing editor of the online news journal of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, is one of four journalists selected to receive the 2016 Science for Religion Reporters Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which campus group is the university’s largest student-run organization dedicated to community service?
A) Each One Teach One B) City Faces
C) Campus Y D) Timmy Global Health

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