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Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

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Class of 2022 arrives on campus

Many members of the university’s Class of 2022 arrived on the South 40 Aug. 23 armed with mini-fridges, duvet covers and big hopes for their new home. In addition to their 1,800 fellow students, the class also will get to know a number of faculty fellows.

New medical students craft class oath, receive white coats

First-year students at the School of Medicine participated last week in the traditional White Coat ceremony — a rite of passage that welcomes future physicians to the school and the medical profession.

Bigger proteins, stronger threads

Scientists in the School of Engineering & Applied Science have, for the first time, created a biosynthetic spider silk that behaves like the real thing. And they may soon make it even stronger.

Latinos need a disaggregated approach to health care

More investment is needed in research, funding and policy to improve the collection and analyses of disaggregated health data for the growing and diverse U.S. Latino population, finds a new report from the Brown School.

Pediatric resident physician starts free summer lunch program

Compelled by the hungry children she treats, pediatric resident Sarah Shelton, MD, worked with Operation Food Search to provide free weekday lunches for children who visited St. Louis Children’s Hospital this summer.

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WashU in the News

Nerve stimulator may help depressed patients feel normal

NBC News

Eventually, self-driving cars will be here


We discovered helium 150 years ago. Are we running out?

National Geographic

STL Children’s Hospital saves 5-month-old with heart-lung transplant

KMOX News Radio

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J. Russell Little, professor emeritus of medicine, 87

Russ Little photoJ. Russell Little, MD, professor emeritus of medicine, died Aug. 18 in St. Louis following a long illness. He was 87. Little was on the faculty at the School of Medicine from 1964 to 2005.

Campus Voices

Medicine’s Rubin, Zorumski write ‘Demystifying Psychiatry’ blog

Eugene Rubin, MD, PhD, and Charles F. Zorumski, MD, both at the School of Medicine, have been blogging for Psychology Today for several years. The two are celebrating their 1 millionth hit for their blog, “Demystifying Psychiatry,” which deals with research and issues in psychiatry, attempting to make them understandable and relevant.

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Christopher Stark, assistant professor of music in Arts & Sciences, has won a 2018 General Composer Commission from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.

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Research Wire

Meredith Jackrel, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, received a five-year, $1.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for her project “Safeguards of the Proteome: Elucidating the Roles of Protein Disaggregases.”

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