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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Immunotherapy using ‘young cells’ offers promise

A new School of Medicine study suggests that the age of certain immune cells, known as natural killer cells, used in immunotherapy plays a role in how effective it is.

Loyalty programs boost ability to keep customers

In business, simple loyalty programs can strongly increase customer retention, Olin Business School researchers have found.

Heaney named vice chancellor for medical advancement

Lynda Heaney has been named vice chancellor for medical advancement at the School of Medicine. Heaney joins Washington University from Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs.

Trustees grant faculty appointments, promotions

At the university’s Board of Trustees meeting in March, several faculty members were appointed, promoted or granted tenure, with most effective July 1.

WashU Expert on use of CARES payments

A $2 trillion, bipartisan relief package aims to address the economic downfall fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Research examining how households use payouts such as tax refunds can shed light, said Stephen Roll, a Brown School expert on asset building.

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Noon Thursday, April 16

‘Shakespeare at Olin’ goes virtual

4 p.m. Thursday, April 16

Virtual Venture Cafe on diabetes therapies

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WashU in the News

Supreme Court for first time to hold arguments via teleconference next month

The Washington Post

Why there are so many different guidelines for face masks for the public


The pandemic will cleave America in two

The Atlantic

Eclectic St. Louis team of doctors, engineers and machinists answers call for emergency ventilators

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘D.C. must protect its inmates from the coronavirus’

Daniel Harawa, director of the School of Law’s Appellate Clinic, co-writes an op-ed in The Washington Post calling for Washington, D.C., to vastly improve conditions at the D.C. Jail in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He writes that most are either held awaiting trial or serving time for minor offenses, yet could be at greater risk than many of contracting a serious disease.

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The Brown School’s Jason Purnell will lead a response team of over 40 St. Louis area nonprofits, social service agencies and governments to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Regional Response team aims to help people get help with needs such as employment, food, housing, child care and legal aid.

Shyam Kiran Akula, a 2016 Arts & Sciences alum, has been named a 2020 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, a prestigious academic honor for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing a graduate education in the United States.

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