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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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To fight TB infection, early protection is crucial

Researchers have identified a master cell that coordinates the body’s immune defenses in the crucial early days after tuberculosis infection. Boosting the activity of such cells could help reduce the millions of new infections that occur worldwide every year.

A message from Chancellor Martin

Following up on the announcement that Provost Holden Thorp will be leaving his position on July 15, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares next steps and plans for moving forward.

The impact of gender norms on health

The standards and expectations to which men and woman generally conform impact health across life stages, health sectors and world regions, finds a new Brown School study. It’s part of a series of research that aims to promote gender-equitable policies.

Ultrasound used to measure movement of ciliated cells

University researchers will now be able to more rapidly study cilia and their dysfunctions thanks to an “acoustic trap” that holds cilia in place without damaging them.

Buchowski named Lenke Distinguished Professor

Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, a noted specialist in spine surgery and mentor to surgeons in training, has been installed as the inaugural Lawrence G. and Elizabeth A. Lenke Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the School of Medicine.

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11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20

Bike tuneups at Medical Campus farmers’ market

4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20

Venture Cafe: ‘Designer Stem Cells’

10–11:30 a.m. Friday, June 21

Olympic Day celebration at Francis Field

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WashU in the News

‘A song is never just a song’: The complicated history behind … Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’

USA Today

House Democrats’ internal feud over prescription drug prices, explained


What is the Hatch Act? Explaining why Trump was urged to fire Kellyanne Conway

The New York Times

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Jerome Fred Levy, emeritus professor of surgery, 84

Jerome LevyJerome Fred Levy, MD, a distinguished surgeon and emeritus professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died June 12, 2019, of pancreatic cancer at home in St. Louis. He was 84.

Campus Voices

Kinch publishes ‘The End of the Beginning’

Michael Kinch, associate vice chancellor, has published “The End of the Beginning: Cancer, Immunity, and the Future of a Cure.” The book details the history of cancer treatment, how our understanding of the disease has evolved and research that holds promise for future patients. Kinch is also director of the Center for Drug Discovery at the School of Medicine.

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Tim Wencewicz, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, has been recognized with a 2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. He will use the funding for his research to help develop new antibiotics, to combat antibiotic resistance and to improve the university’s organic chemistry curriculum.

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