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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Research to study healthy people with severe COVID-19

The School of Medicine is one of more than 30 genome-sequencing hubs worldwide participating in a study to sequence the DNA of young healthy adults and children who develop severe COVID-19 despite having no underlying medical problems.

Program delivers food, services to neighborhoods

As part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis, the university has partnered with Park Central Development and St. Louis Food Angels to deliver groceries to nearby families. The program also connects residents to important community resources.

MyDay program progresses

MyDay, a multiyear effort to modernize how the university collects, manages and reports the data needed to operate, is progressing. The original launch date has been delayed, and the team offers an update to employees.

Researchers awarded $3.2M for Haiti growth study

Trish Kohl and Lora Iannotti, at the Brown School, received a five-year $3.2 million grant from a unit of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study stunted growth and development in children in Haiti.

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Campus Announcements

Gephardt Institute launches ‘This Civic Moment’ series

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is launching an online series, “This Civic Moment.” It will provide resources, celebrate civic efforts underway and collect perspectives on the response to the pandemic.

WashU in the News

From camping to dining out: Here’s how experts rate the risks of 14 summer activities


Trump takes aim at a Watergate reform: the independent inspector general

The New York Times

Who are the NASA astronauts flying to ISS on historic SpaceX mission?


Fun beats fear in Rube Goldberg contest to fetch soap amid COVID-19 crisis


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Paul J. Landgraf, veteran employee in environmental health, public affairs, 73

in memoriam graphicPaul J. Landgraf, a veteran employee of Washington University, died May 19. He had suffered a fall earlier in the month at his home. He was 73. Landgraf was known across campus for his warm personality, eagerness to lend a hand and commitment to the health and safety of all who worked and studied at the university.

Campus Voices

‘Ageism in COVID coverage’

Members of the Friedman Center for Aging write on the Institute for Public Health’s blog about media coverage of COVID-19 and how it lumps people in their 60s and older into one monolithic group. But older adults are a diverse group, few of whom live in long-term care facilities, they write.

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Research Wire

Tae Seok Moon, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a $664,519 grant from the National Science Foundation for a multidisciplinary project to understand generalizable design principles by which simple RNA-based genetic circuits can be combined to generate complex ones.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: In honor of Memorial Day, which Washington University building was donated as a gift in memory of an alumnus who died while serving in World War I?
A) Crow Hall B) Duncker Hall
C) McMillan Hall D) Seigle Hall

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