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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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COVID-19 vaccine trials planned at WashU, SLU

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development have joined the effort to find a COVID-19 vaccine that can prevent the illness.

Social distancing and diminishing returns

Modeling from the McKelvey School of Engineering using March data shows how social distancing could have better been implemented. The key? Longer periods of distancing would have helped — but only to a point.

Study shows engaged workers should dare to daydream

Two Olin Business School researchers and another from Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile found that daydreaming carries significant creative benefits — especially for those who identify with their profession and care for the work they do.

Rethinking the global studio

From retail businesses to international supply chains, the Sam Fox School’s 13-week Global Urbanism Studio explores how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping urban space.

Gut bacteria protect against mosquito-borne viral illness

A new study from the School of Medicine has found that mice infected with Chikungunya virus get less sick and are less likely to transmit the virus to mosquitoes if they have healthy gut microbiomes.

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Noon–2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22

Adapting lab courses for remote instruction

12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22

Medicaid expansion and rural communities

12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23

Messaging your research for policy audiences

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Campus Announcements

Divided City grant applications open

The Divided City 2020 initiative will award multiple grants of up to $10,000 to individuals and organizations in the St. Louis metro region engaged in community work or creative practice related to urban segregation. Virtual information sessions will be held July 29 and Aug. 11. Applications are due Aug. 26. 

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Double-shot COVID vaccines multiply immunization challenges

Bloomberg News

John Lewis, towering figure of civil rights era, dies at 80

The New York Times

Moms are reducing work hours 4-5 times more than dads during pandemic


Washington U. soccer standout Cohen to play in Germany

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Cindy Lynn Norman, longtime Brown School staff member, 50

Cindy Norman photoCindy Lynn Norman, business office operations supervisor at the Brown School, died in her sleep July 15. She was 50. Norman worked at Washington University for 26 years.

Campus Voices

‘Making medicine work for Black America’

Cecelia L. Calhoun, MD, at the School of Medicine, co-writes an op-ed published in USA Today about how Black medical students and health-care workers can change the health-care system to end racial disparities in medicine.

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The McKelvey School of Engineering’s Damena Agonafer is one of 85 early-career engineers selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s 26th annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Attendees were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.

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Research Wire

The Brown School’s Fred Ssewamala and Proscovia Nabunya have received a two-year $425,000 award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address HIV/AIDS-associated stigma among adolescents in southwest Uganda.

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