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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Chancellor shares difficult steps needed

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin sent a letter to faculty and staff this week outlining difficult steps, including employee furloughs, a hiring freeze and more, that the university is taking in response to the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researchers win funding for rapid COVID-19 test

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering received funding for a COVID-19 test that is based on brand-new technology — but won’t require new tools, making it easy for clinicians to use.

Sustainability doesn’t stop

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Washington University continues to advance its sustainability and climate change platform, despite pandemic protocol shifts.

Lifestyle trumps geography in gut microbiome makeup

University researchers studied the gut microbiomes of wild apes in the Congo, of captive apes in zoos in the U.S., and of people from around the world and discovered that lifestyle matters most in determining the makeup of the gut microbiome.

Beverley named Simms Distinguished Professor

Stephen Beverley (center) has been named the inaugural Ernest St. John Simms Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology at the School of Medicine. Beverley helped identify novel drug and vaccine candidates for infections caused by Leishmania.

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Friday, April 24

Spring semester classes end

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WashU in the News

Shortage of dialysis equipment leads to difficult decisions in New York ICUs


Fans feeling unsafe without vaccine plays into revenue issue

The Associated Press

Trump foments resistance to Democratic-imposed shutdowns, but some Republican governors are also wary of moving too fast

The Washington Post

St. Louisans are gardening to manage stress, find purpose amid coronavirus isolation

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Beyond Boundaries podcast launches

The Beyond Boundaries Program has launched a podcast. It highlights the stories of Beyond Boundaries faculty and students and their ideas for the future of work and play. Beyond Boundaries encourages an interdisciplinary approach to education.

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Nathan Vedal, of Arts & Sciences, has received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Vedal also recently received a Mellon Fellowship from Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study.

Ann M. Gronowski, in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at the School of Medicine, has received an award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Gronowski has focused her research on laboratory diagnostics for endocrinology and reproductive physiology, with an emphasis on maternal-fetal medicine.

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