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Friday, April 10, 2020

Top Stories

Clinical trial launches to evaluate COVID-19 treatment

The School of Medicine is launching a clinical trial for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The study will investigate whether two antimalarial drugs, alone or in combination with a common antibiotic, are effective in treating patients.

Thank you, #WashU20 postcard series launches

To the Class of 2020: Thank you. For your commitment to academic excellence; your service to the St. Louis community; your support of fellow students and campus organizations. You made WashU better. For now, we share the first of many postcards of appreciation.

Insight into Alzheimer’s early stages provides clues

Lack of sleep could help promote the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to two studies from the School of Medicine. The studies could help identify people at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia and point to strategies for prevention.

Fossil discoveries rewrite our family history

An international team of researchers that includes anthropologists in Arts & Sciences has unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus, the first of our ancestors to be nearly human-like in their anatomy and aspects of their behavior.

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Campus Announcements

Join online Earth Day Ecochallenge

This year, typical Earth Day events were canceled due to COVID-19. Instead, the Office of Sustainability invites the university community and partners to take part throughout April in an online Earth Day Ecochallenge.

Social Photo of the Week

Check out the first ‘WashU’s Got Talent’ video

WashU in the News

Black people are dying of COVID-19 at alarming rates. Here’s why.

The Huffington Post

After entertainment venues reopen, when will the public feel safe enough to return?


St. Louis researchers mobilize on new coronavirus, seeking treatments, answers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WashU economics professor sizes up COVID-19’s impact

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Watch your well-being during coronavirus distancing’

Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, at the School of Medicine, shares tips on the Siteman Cancer Center website for staying physically and mentally healthy during this time of physical distancing. 

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Lerone A. Martin, associate professor of religion and politics and incoming director of American culture studies in Arts & Sciences, received a $250,000 grant from The Teagle Foundation to develop and implement a summer humanities program for promising, underserved high school students from the St. Louis region.

Sean Whelan, the Marvin A. Brennecke Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology at the School of Medicine, has been named the LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals for his work on emerging infectious diseases.

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