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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Where therapeutic intuition meets technology

A new suite of technology tools developed by David Patterson Silver Wolf at the Brown School aims to enable addiction and behavioral health professionals to monitor treatment services, as well as their patients’ recovery, using data.

New Forest Park Parkway pedestrian bridge to be built

To better accommodate pedestrians and cyclists, the university is replacing the Forest Park Parkway bridge with a new one that is wider, safer and easier to access. Demolition work on the current bridge begins Monday, May 21. The new bridge is to open in October.

Bauer gift establishes named deanship at School of Medicine

A $5 million gift from philanthropists George and Carol Bauer establishes a named deanship for the School of Medicine. David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean since 2015, is the inaugural George and Carol Bauer Dean of the School of Medicine.

Medical students honor body donors

First-year medical students last week honored people who donated their bodies to the School of Medicine to advance medical education and biomedical research. Hundreds, including donors’ family members, attended the ceremony.

WashU Expert on Trump’s drug pricing plan

President Donald Trump spoke last week about reducing drug prices in America. But little in the speech or the administration’s plan takes direct aim at the industry, said Rachel Sachs, a School of Law expert on drug policy.

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Internal Medicine Scholars Symposium

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WashU in the News

These bacteria can help fight antibiotic resistance

Science Friday

Reducing injury risk in youth sports

The New York Times

Kushner may face new scrutiny over tangled financial holdings

Los Angeles Times

Three WashU faculty join National Academy of Sciences

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Arts & Sciences faculty congratulate Class of 2018

Several faculty in Arts & Sciences share in this video their congratulations and advice for the Class of 2018 as they prepare for graduation and life beyond WashU.

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University Libraries has awarded the inaugural Newman Exploration Travel Fund scholarships and grants to several members of the university community to take part in international travel experiences.

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Research Wire

Tammie S. Benzinger, MD, PhD, and Beau M. Ances, MD, PhD, both faculty at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study “Imaging Tauopathy in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: In what year did Walter Moran Farmer become the first African-American to earn a degree from Washington University?
A) 1875 B) 1889 C) 1900 D) 1924

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