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Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

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Students design prototype garments for disabled athletes

For elite Paralympic wheelchair athletes, the hard-hitting sport of rugby can pose particular challenges. A cross-disciplinary team of students and faculty have worked to research, design and construct prototype garments tailored to the needs of such athletes.

Medical school faculty named to National Academy of Inventors

School of Medicine faculty members and innovators Samuel Achilefu (left), David Holtzman, MD, and Eric Leuthardt, MD, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The 2017 class was announced Tuesday.

Key to tackling childhood obesity: involve families, follow up

To help children lose weight, School of Medicine researchers led by Denise Wilfley tested a family-based treatment. Parents were taught to engineer a healthy home environment and to model healthy behaviors for their kids.

Student’s pumpkin-white chocolate cookie wins contest

Cole Warner, a senior in Arts & Sciences, makes a killer cookie. His recipe for pumpkin-white chocolate chip snickerdoodles bested about 80 recipes to win the Judges’ Pick award for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cookie Contest.

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Pediatrics lecture on firearm injuries

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Friday Mass and Soup

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Kabalat Shabbat and candle lighting

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Campus Announcements

Tune in for holiday gift ideas

Need some gift ideas for the holidays? We have you covered. Follow WashU on Facebook, and be sure to tune in starting at 3:30 p.m. today via Facebook Live to check out great gifts from several companies started by our alumni.

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Washington People

Luther Tyus

Luther Tyus

The Brown School social work student spent nearly a decade as a St. Louis-area police officer. Now, he is studying both policy solutions and ways to improve officer training to address excessive use of force by police.

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WashU in the News

Parents worry Congress won’t fund Children’s Health Insurance Program


Justice Department won’t disclose details on Mueller ethics waiver


Washington University neurosurgeons host Brain Coffee podcast to start conversations about the brain

St. Louis Public Radio

Silas Martin’s selfless donation helps brain research progress

Herald & Review

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Campus Voices

‘Disobedient reading: a long look over black life’

Scholar Jeffrey McCune, of Arts & Sciences, discusses his latest book project, “Read! An Experiment in Seeing Black,” on the Center for the Humanities website.

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Nick Fisher, an administration expert with 14 years of experience in academic clinical research and cancer center operations, has been named executive director of research and business administration at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine.

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