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Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

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Joining forces to stop cycle of violence in St. Louis

The Institute for Public Health will launch the regional St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, which will aim to promote positive alternatives to violence, thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Assembly Series unveils spring 2018 lineup

The spring 2018 Assembly Series programs will run the gamut from national economic policy to the Book of Revelation. Fiscal policy expert David Wessel will lead off with a Jan. 31 lecture examining the economic landscape a year into the Trump presidency.

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Washington People

Will Ross

Will Ross

Ross, MD, knows he should be dead. Instead, he achieved success despite the odds. He has designed a program to expose first-year students at the School of Medicine to blighted St. Louis neighborhoods — similar to those in which he grew up. His experiences shaped the nephrologist’s work as a physician and professor.

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WashU in the News

When the religious doctor refuses to treat you

The Atlantic

Could the nuclear option get rid of the filibuster entirely?


WashU study looks to identify early signs of Alzheimer’s

KMOX (CBS St. Louis)

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Robert Henke, professor of drama and of comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, edited “A Cultural History of Theatre In the Early Modern Age” (2017). The volume is third in a six-volume set tracing the complex interactions between theater and culture over the past 2,500 years.

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Research Wire

Kevin J. Black, MD, and Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD, PhD, both at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “The New Tics Study: A Novel Approach to Pathophysiology and Cause of Tic Disorders.”

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