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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Top Stories

$6.8 million for Cantu syndrome, cardiovascular disease research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant to Colin Nichols, of the School of Medicine, to study the role of potassium channels in Cantu syndrome and cardiovascular disease.

Academy of Science-St. Louis honors three researchers

Three university researchers are being honored for their outstanding contributions to science by the Academy of Science-St. Louis. Those receiving awards April 5 are Raj Jain, David Kirk and Stuart Kornfeld.

Uncle Joe’s provides resources, peer counseling

Uncle Joe’s is a confidential peer counseling and resource center for students. During Mental Health Awareness Week, Uncle Joe’s co-directors discuss their mission and how they respond to emerging concerns.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: Emergency communication system to be tested today

The university plans to test its emergency communication system, WashUAlerts, at 10 a.m. today. The test will take place unless there is the potential for severe weather or an emergency is occurring at that time.

WashU in the News

Alzheimer’s blood test detects disease decades before symptoms


Smoking behavior reveals genes linked to blood pressure


The FT attempts to rank the best MBAs for women

Poets & Quants

Companies can keep morals and bottom lines, expert says

KMOX | CBS St. Louis

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Campus Voices

‘Your genes and cancer risk’

Erin Linnenbringer, instructor in surgery at the School of Medicine, writes a post on the Gateway Region YMCA blog about the role genetics plays in cancer risk and what patients can do about it.

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James Kolker, university architect and associate vice chancellor, has been elevated to the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects, an honor bestowed on only about 3 percent of the organization’s 90,000 members.

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