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Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

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Patti rolling on RIVER grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an eight-year, $5.85 million grant to Arts & Sciences’ Gary Patti. The award is part of the inaugural Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental health Research (RIVER) program.

Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana

Although medical marijuana is now legal in more than half of the states in the country, School of Medicine researchers found that medical marijuana is rarely addressed in medical education.

Time to step it up, America

The U.S. earns failing grades when it comes to people walking to work and school and walkable communities, a national report finds. Amy Eyler, of the Brown School, serves on the advisory panel for the national report card on walking.

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Campus Announcements

Whittemore House now offers boxed dinners

The Whittemore House, which full-time university faculty and staff members can join, now offers boxed dinners. The takeaway option is available the third Wednesday of the month, and the next one will be tomorrow, Sept. 20.

The View From Here

Through the Washington University lens View Gallery →

WashU in the News

Tomb of Mayan god-king discovered in Guatemala


Scientist let an eel shock his arm


This could be the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Reader’s Digest

The week in science: awards


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Campus Voices

‘The best way to hold Equifax accountable’

Danielle D’Onfro, lecturer in the School of Law, writes an op-ed in The Washington Post about what should change in the wake of the data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax.

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Research Wire

Phil Bayly, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and his collaborators — Joel Garbow, of the School of Medicine, and Hong Chen, who has appointments in both schools — received a three-year, $467,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new method to better assess the effects of forces during a traumatic brain injury.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: The late Vilray P. Blair, MD, the first division chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the School of Medicine, had distinctive taste in decorating. What covered the walls of Blair’s operating room?
A) Wild West memorabilia B) jungle scenes
C) medieval prints D) a mural of St. Louis

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