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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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For women with kidney cancer, belly fat matters

Belly fat affects the odds of women surviving kidney cancer — but not men, according to a new study by School of Medicine researchers. The findings suggest that kidney cancer may develop and progress differently in women.

Drugmakers engage in ‘co-opetition’ through drug middlemen

Prescription drug consumers may struggle to understand how what they pay for a medication is split among the drugmaker, the insurer and the pharmacy benefit manager. New Olin Business School research aims to clear it up.

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6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4

Crash course in aging

Noon Thursday, April 5

‘The Conundrum of Gentrification’

5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5

German literature symposium begins

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Campus Announcements

Professors Emeriti lunch planned April 9

The university Society of Professors Emeriti group will hold its regular luncheon at noon Monday, April 9, at the Gatesworth. Patricia Wolff, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics at the School of Medicine, will discuss her work in Haiti. 

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Washington People

Rebecca Messbarger

Rebecca Messbarger

Rebecca Messbarger, director of medical humanities in Arts & Sciences, discusses in a video the importance of the medical humanities as well as her research on Anna Morandi Manzolini, one of the most important anatomists of the European Enlightenment.

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WashU in the News

A black evangelist who opposed Dr. King

The New York Times

Utah’s quixotic Medicaid expansion plan, explained


In change in tradition, Johns Hopkins interns will no longer wear short white coats

The Baltimore Sun

Corps’ St. Louis District says all heights are correct for area’s Mississippi River levees

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Former U.S. Ambassador Sam Fox and Marilyn Fox will receive the Dean’s Medal for outstanding service from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Thursday, April 5. In addition, eight art and architecture alumni will be recognized for their achievements.

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Research Wire

Andreas Burkhalter, professor at the School of Medicine, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Role of Modular Inhibitory Network in Mouse Visual Cortex.”

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