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Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

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Teaching medical trainees how to provide care in developing countries

A two-week crash course on global health helped prepare medical students, residents and fellows for clinical rotations and long-term careers in developing countries. The trainees were exposed to the challenges of delivering care in resource-limited settings.

New students chronicle their first days on campus

What’s it like to be part of the Class of 2022? First-year students Ella Holman, who is a dancer and member of the Deneb STARS, and Marissa Kalkar, a soccer player, have chronicled the first weeks of life on campus by shooting one second of video every day.

Debt repayment increases when reminded to do what’s right

Olin Business School’s Daniel Gottlieb was part of a group of researchers conducting an economic behavioral study on how a consumer’s moral compass points him or her to repay debts. The group borrowed from Muslim teachings.

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10 a.m. – Noon Friday, Oct. 19

NEXT Travel Fund presentations

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19

Dawn Spacecraft Mission talk

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Campus Announcements

New caregiver leave policy takes effect Jan. 1

Washington University has announced new enhancements to its paid time-off policy for staff. Effective Jan. 1, up to four weeks of paid parental and caregiver leave will be offered to full-time benefits-eligible staff. More policy enhancements to help employees maintain a healthy work-life balance will be introduced in July.

WashU in the News

Should TV drug ads be forced to include a price?


The final word on whether alcohol actually has any health benefits

Men’s Journal

Provost outlines big challenges, remains hopeful about future of college in America

St. Louis Public Radio

Virtual reality training shapes WashU faculty into ‘gatekeepers’ for students’ mental health

St. Louis Public Radio

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Kathryn Diemer, MD, assistant dean for career counseling and professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, will receive the 2018 Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges on Nov. 2 in Austin, Texas.

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