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Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

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University partners in $12M NIH grant on retail tobacco policies

University researchers, along with colleagues at North Carolina and Stanford, are recipients of a five-year, $11.6 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. The goal is to build evidence for effective retail policies to reduce tobacco use and its public health burden.

University joins network for solving rare medical mysteries

The School of Medicine is joining a national research network aimed at diagnosing rare, previously undescribed diseases in patients whose conditions present as medical mysteries. The NIH funds the Undiagnosed Diseases Network.

Research confronts ‘yucky’ attitudes about genetically engineered foods

The question of what constitutes “naturalness” — and consumers’ attitudes about it — lies at the heart of research from lead author Sydney Scott, assistant professor of marketing at Olin Business School.

Statistically sound

Dozens of statistics researchers recently gathered for a workshop on the Danforth Campus. Organized by Todd Kuffner of Arts & Sciences, this was the event’s third year on campus, and the first since the department changed its name this summer to Mathematics and Statistics.

Kreisel named Patterson/ Mid-America Transplant Chair

Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD (right), surgical director of lung transplantation at the School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, has been named the inaugural G. Alexander Patterson, MD/Mid-America Transplant Endowed Distinguished Chair in Lung Transplantation.

WashU Spaces: Holmes Lounge

For the latest edition of WashU Spaces, Kellie Mandry, assistant director for facilities, offers a tour of a refreshed Holmes Lounge and shares what has changed and what will forever remain the same.

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5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27

Assembly Series: author Luke Dittrich

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27

Engage democracy: Why you? Why now?

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WashU in the News

Trump rallies GOP as Kavanaugh charges resonate in Senate races


What draws women to a religion that says men should be in charge?

The Washington Post

New book: Vaccines have always had haters


The best college in every state

Time (Money)

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Campus Voices

‘Anniversary of Lehman’s collapse reminds us – booms are often followed by busts’

Anjan Thakor, the John E. Simon Professor of Finance at Olin Business School, writes a piece for The Conversation about the lessons of the Lehman Brothers collapse.

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Jonathan Miner, MD, PhD, at the School of Medicine, has received a 2018 Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Award from the American Society for Virology. The award recognizes early-career virologists who display exceptional promise.

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Research Wire

Katharine Flores and Rohan Mishra, both at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received a three-year, $496,077 National Science Foundation grant to work toward creating high-performance metallic alloys that are resistant to corrosion and fatigue.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: How long did the 1904 Olympics, held on what is now known as the Danforth Campus, last?
A) Five months B) Three weeks C) Six days D) 24 hours

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