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Friday, May 11, 2018

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Taking aim at racial disparities in infant mortality

This spring, two multidisciplinary teams of graduate students from the Brown School, Olin Business School and the School of Law took part in the first Social Innovation Initiative, tackling the problem of infant mortality in St. Louis.

$5 million supports innovative breast cancer trial

A $5 million grant will support research at the School of Medicine aimed at improving breast cancer therapies. The research focuses on HER2-positive breast cancer. Ron Bose, MD, PhD, and Cynthia X. Ma, MD, PhD, are leading the effort.

Olin announces Family Business Center, professorships

The St. Louis-based Koch family has agreed to contribute a $12 million endowment to establish the Koch Center for Family Business at Olin Business School as well as two distinguished professorships.

Four medical students named Howard Hughes fellows

Four medical students have been selected to receive mentored training with top biomedical scientists through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Medical Research Fellows Program. The program allows students to spend a year conducting research.

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Campus Announcements

Special Collections to have limited access this summer

Due to collection moves, there will be limited access to some collections in University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections during summer 2018, starting May 22. 

WashU in the News

Experts weigh whether Trump broke the law


The belly fat battle

Scientific American

Cohen promised health care company White House access, exec says

ABC News

Hospitals warn patients: Yoga pants could burn you during MRIs


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Campus Voices

Cowell reflects on the importance of dance

Mary-Jean Cowell, of the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, reflects on the important role that dance plays, both at a research university and for society at large.

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Arts & Sciences recognized eight outstanding alumni and supporters of the school during its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner, held in April. Martin Israel, professor of physics, received the Dean’s Medal.

Suresh Vedantham, MD (right), of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the School of Medicine, and a team of clinical trial investigators have been recognized with a 2018 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum.

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