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Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

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School of Medicine names new leader for diversity and inclusion

Sherree Wilson, of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been named to the new position of associate vice chancellor and associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the School of Medicine. Wilson begins Oct. 1.

Study: Women better survive heart attacks with women doctors

A review of nearly 582,000 heart attack cases over 19 years showed female patients had a significantly higher survival rate when a woman treated them in the ER, according to Seth Carnahan at Olin Business School, part of a three-member research team on the project.

A path to diversity in neuroscience

With a strong focus on community, the undergraduate pipeline program ENDURE, under the leadership of biologist Erik Herzog in Arts & Sciences, prepares students from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience doctoral programs.

Aagaard named Loeb Professor of Medical Education

Eva Aagaard, MD, senior associate dean for education at the School of Medicine, has been named the school’s inaugural Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Medical Education. She is spearheading efforts to renew the medical school’s education curriculum.

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1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17

U.K. Biobank lecture

7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17

Lecture on the moon, Apollo landings

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WashU in the News

Missouri voters reject anti-union law in a victory for labor

The New York Times

Women doctors ‘best for female heart patients’


Drugmaker Mallinckrodt donates $10 million to Washington University to research rare diseases

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

More older Americans working past 65, delaying retirement

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Siteman launches resource on ways to reach healthier weight

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine has released a free resource, “8ight Ways to a Healthier Weight and Lower Risk of Cancer,” available online. Evidence-based tips include watching portion sizes, avoiding sugary drinks and getting active.

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Susan Appleton, the Lemma Barkeloo & Phoebe Couzins Professor of Law, has been awarded a Dukeminier Prize from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law for her writing on family law.

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Research Wire

William Yeoh, at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, is designing algorithms to run the smart homes of the future. Yeoh received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his work.

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