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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

Top Stories

Siteman awarded $7.8M to expand clinical trials access

Physicians at Siteman Cancer Center have been awarded a $7.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to play a leading role in designing, conducting and enrolling patients in clinical trials through the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network.

Medicare drug plan’s design keeps subsidies in check

In a new study involving Olin Business School’s Stephen P. Ryan, the co-authors discovered something they say surprised them: Medicare Part D’s setup actually inhibits insurers from seeking higher subsidies from the government.

Change the bias, change the behavior? Maybe not

Psychologist Calvin Lai of Arts & Sciences conducted a meta-analysis of published research. He teased out how changes in implicit bias do — and do not — appear to lead to changes in behavior and why that might be.

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Washington People

Andrea Wang-Gillam

Andrea Wang-Gillam

Andrea Wang-Gillam, MD, PhD, is an oncologist at Siteman Cancer Center whose family’s careers inspired her lifelong interest in helping people through medicine. Today she aims to improve outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.

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WashU in the News

What nut-eating gorillas in Gabon mean for human evolution

Atlas Obscura

New school year, new measles outbreak?

ABC News

From the streets to the galleries, artists responded to Ferguson

St. Louis Public Radio

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Obituary: Peter P. Gaspar, professor emeritus of chemistry, 84

Peter Gaspar photoPeter P. Gaspar, professor emeritus of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, died July 27 in St. Louis following a long illness. He was 84. His family is organizing a memorial service, which will take place in the fall.

Campus Voices

WashU as a place of distinction

In his latest blog post, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin writes about Washington University being a place of distinction — in the past as well as today. He further challenges the campus community to “embed distinction into the fabric of our future.”

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This summer, Christopher Stark, assistant professor in Arts & Sciences, presented two world-premiere compositions at major venues for contemporary classical music: the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s New Music Group and San Francisco’s Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

Anne H. Cross, MD, the Manny and Rosalyn Rosenthal and Dr. John L. Trotter MS Center Chair in Neuroimmunology at the School of Medicine, has received the John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Academy of Neurology.

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Research Wire

Jessica Wagenseil, associate professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, will study how change in the structure of the aorta’s wall may contribute to progression of an aneurysm with a three-year, $300,000 award from the American Heart Association.

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