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Friday, July 13, 2018

Top Stories

VIP neurons hold master key to jet lag response

By activating a small subset of the neurons involved in setting daily rhythms, biologist Erik Herzog in Arts & Sciences has unlocked a cure for jet lag in mice, as reported in an online publication of Neuron.

Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally

New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from the School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System.

Loneliness found to be high in public senior housing communities

Older adults living in public senior housing communities experience a large degree of loneliness, finds a new Brown School study. But such communities also may be ideal locations for reducing that loneliness, the study finds.

Report addresses national shortage of physician-scientist trainees

Projected demand for physician-scientists exceeds the expected supply, studies indicate. Melvin Blanchard, MD, director of the Division of Medical Education, led a multi-institution project to develop recommendations to improve U.S. training programs.

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Campus Announcements

Brown School launches PTSD course

This fall, the Brown School will launch its second post-master’s certificate program with a collaborative teaching approach that will emphasize research-backed interventions, hands-on learning and advanced concepts helpful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

Social Photo of the Week

Fireworks return to the Arch

WashU in the News

‘Pivot counties’ will be key in fight for Senate control

USA Today

How do you solve a problem like Gauguin?

Los Angeles Times

What Pfizer, Trump, and consumers got out of a surprising deal — and what they didn’t


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Campus Voices

‘Shakespeare and Olin? How better to integrate business and the arts’

How does Shakespeare fit together with business? This spring, as Henry Schvey of Arts & Sciences writes, Olin Business School brought the two together for an event almost unimaginable elsewhere in the United States.

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A $500,000 donation to the School of Medicine will be used to provide resiliency training for nurses at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine. The gift establishes the Josh Gottheil Memorial Endowment for the Promotion of Resiliency.

Lexi Lampkin, an undergraduate in Arts & Sciences, and Robert Sagastume, a graduate student in the Brown School, have been selected among thousands of applicants to attend the 11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University this fall.

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Who Knew WashU?

Ella FitzgeraldQuestion: Which iconic jazz artist received an honorary degree from the university?
Answer: B) Known as “the First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was a popular jazz singer for decades. The university awarded her an honorary degree in 1974.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Meg O'Neill, who works in risk management at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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