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Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Top Stories

Does improving cardiovascular health reduce risk of dementia?

School of Medicine researchers seek volunteers for a national study exploring whether strategies to improve cardiovascular health also reduce the risk of dementia in those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Wiens, Shore to study seismic activity on Alaskan coast

Douglas Wiens and Patrick Shore, both in Arts & Sciences, will collaborate with other institutions on a $4.5 million National Science Foundation study of a volatile zone on the sea floor off the Alaskan Peninsula.

High-intensity military medicine spurs innovations for civilians

Surgeons and researchers at the School of Medicine are training military medics in frontline readiness. They are inventing ways to control and replace blood loss and shaping U.S. trauma care policy for the military and civilians.

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Campus Announcements

Register now for Mini-Medical School

The School of Medicine’s innovative program to introduce lay people to the world of medicine will get underway again later this month. Register now to take part in Mini-Medical School, a series of lectures and hands-on labs on everything from surgery to back pain to Alzheimer’s disease.

WashU in the News

Parents’ guide to surviving freshman year of college

U.S. News & World Report

Sam Fox makes top architecture schools of 2018 listing

Architectural Record

Three tips to give your brain the sleep it needs

Psychology Today

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Philip D. Stahl, the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Physiology and former director of the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences, received a Special Achievement Award from the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles.

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Who Knew WashU?

ancient coinsQuestion: How many coins are in the John Max Wulfing Coin Collection, housed in the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences?
Answer: C) The collection, donated by St. Louis resident Wulfing before his death, contains roughly 14,000 coins, making it one of the largest collections of ancient Greek and Roman coins in the United States.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Sheri Walsh, of Alumni & Development Programs, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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