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Friday, May 1, 2020

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On the front lines in fight against COVID-19

In the COVID-19 wards of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University physicians are fighting an exhausting battle against a new, baffling and sometimes lethal disease with the help of the hospital’s nurses, other medical professionals and support staff.

Mathematical model predicts COVID-19 hospitalizations

Mathematician Steven G. Krantz in Arts & Sciences is using a mathematical tool called wavelets to combat underreporting in the COVID-19 pandemic. His latest model predicts near-term hospitalizations for older adults with certain underlying conditions.

University members sew masks to help others

Washington University faculty, staff and students are contributing to a project to create fabric masks for campus members and others in St. Louis to wear when needed during the pandemic.

Potential biomarker for autism identified in infants

A biomarker in newborns may signal autism spectrum disorder months or even years before troubling symptoms develop and such diagnoses typically are made, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and Stanford University.

Thank you, #WashU20

In this week’s edition of Thank You, #WashU20, we spotlight graduating students Natia Kapanadze, of the Sam Fox School, Braveheart Gillani of the Brown School and Scott Hershberger of Arts & Sciences. All have made an impact on the WashU and St. Louis communities.

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Social Photo of the Week

Mindfulness at Tyson Research Center

WashU in the News

Doctors link COVID-19 to potentially deadly blood clots and strokes


Some island lizard species evolve to survive hurricanes — the key is bigger toe pads


Psychological trauma is the next crisis for coronavirus health workers

Scientific American

2020 Best 40 Under 40 professors: Seth Carnahan, Olin Business School

Poets & Quants

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Campus Voices

‘What medieval texts tell us about emotions’

Jessica Rosenfeld, a faculty fellow at the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, discusses on the center’s website her book project exploring the emotions of envy and love.

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Bruce Backus, assistant vice chancellor for environmental health and safety at the university, will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Safety Award from BLR (Business & Legal Resources) for his three decades as a leader in improving safety and environmental performance.

Michael Wysession, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, was appointed editor-in-chief of Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists, a new peer-reviewed journal from the American Geophysical Union.

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