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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Top Stories

Day of Discovery to feature advocate Irshad Manji

The university community will come together Feb. 19-20 for the fifth annual Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action. This year’s theme is “Dialogues Across Difference” and will focus on the ways we communicate with each other.

Brown School launches substance use disorder clinic

The Brown School has partnered with Preferred Family Healthcare in St. Louis to launch the Community Academic Partnership on Addiction, a clinic addressing substance use disorder. David Patterson Silver Wolf serves as chief research officer.

Modernizing radiation therapy in Guatemala

With the help of a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, an international team that includes faculty from the School of Medicine is poised to improve cancer care in Guatemala with new state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment.

WashU Expert: Is new Trump drug policy proposal feasible?

The Trump administration has proposed a rule that could alter the way many drugs are priced and paid for among Medicare and Medicaid plans. It would eliminate the regulatory safe harbor for rebates, said Rachel Sachs, a university expert on drug policy and pricing.

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Campus Announcements

Nominate students for McLeod honors

The campus community is invited to nominate black students for the James E. McLeod Honors and Awards Program. The program recognizes the achievements of black students in academics, research, leadership and community service. Nominations close March 1.

Washington People

Douglas Char

Douglas Char

Douglas Char, MD, professor of emergency medicine, helps people when they are at their most distressed. Char treats patients in the emergency rooms at St. Louis Children’s and Barnes-Jewish hospitals, but he also helps out in major disasters as part of a federal disaster medical assistance team.

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WashU in the News

Super Bowl ads: Which brand wasted the most money?

Fox Business

Scans show female brains remain youthful as male brains wind down

National Public Radio

What a lifetime of playing football can do to the human brain


WashU renaming engineering school after Square co-founder Jim McKelvey

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Miller edits book on Osver

Angela Miller, professor of art history and archaeology in Arts & Sciences, edited “Arthur Osver: Urban Landscape, Abstraction, and the Mystique of Place,” the first monograph on the work of the American painter. Osver was a professor of art at Washington University for 21 years. The book is featured on The Source’s Bookshelf.

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Samuel Achilefu, the Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology at the School of Medicine, is the 2019 recipient of the SPIE Britton Chance Award in Biomedical Optics. The annual award recognizes outstanding lifetime achievements in the field of biomedical optics.

Tim Portlock, associate professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, has won a 2019 Artists Fellowship from the Regional Arts Commission. Two alumni, Margaret Keller and William Morris, also are among the honorees.

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