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Friday, June 22, 2018

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$14 million to fund research aimed at reducing childhood obesity

School of Medicine researchers are receiving $14 million to test and evaluate a family-based program aimed at reducing childhood obesity. The treatment program will be administered by health-care providers in primary-care settings in the St. Louis area, Louisiana and upstate New York.

Gender parity in tech transfer

A new study led by Nichole Mercier, managing director of the Office of Technology Management, is informing a blueprint to help technology transfer offices support women inventors in academia to protect, patent and commercialize their lab findings.

Left to devices, you can learn to save money

Using mobile money in Afghanistan, Olin Business School researchers have developed a product that helps people to save using a device they may already hold in the palm of their hands: their cellphone.

Gov. Parson meets with university leaders

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, met with Missouri’s newly installed governor, Mike Parson, during his visit to St. Louis this week.

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

Eleven members of the Washington University faculty were appointed with tenure or promoted with tenure at a recent Board of Trustees meeting.

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7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 26

Cancer Awareness Night at Busch Stadium

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WashU in the News

A common virus may play role in Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

The New York Times

How employers in poor countries are using nudges to help employees save money

Harvard Business Review

Task force formed to develop St. Louis County affordable housing fund plan

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Courage in the face of climate change’

Andrea Godshalk, a doctoral candidate in sustainable urbanism at the Sam Fox School, shares her perspective on climate change and how we all are called to action.

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Research Wire

With a three-year, $480,000 National Science Foundation grant, Rohan Mishra and Pratim Biswas from the School of Engineering & Applied Science are studying whether the nontoxic element bismuth, lead’s neighbor on the periodic table, is a safer substitute for lead in perovskites, the absorbent layer in solar cells.

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