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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Davis, Luby receive 2020 faculty achievement awards

Adrienne Davis and Joan Luby, MD, will receive Washington University’s 2020 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced. Also, Douglas F. Covey will be honored for innovation.

Expanding Medicaid a win for state, leaders say

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, say the ballot initiative to expand the state’s Medicaid program will be positive for Missouri, both through improved access to health care and economically.

Effort to screen potential COVID-19 drugs underway

The School of Medicine’s Jennifer A. Philips, MD, PhD, has set up a screening platform to test compounds for activity against the COVID-19 virus. Her lab has screened dozens of compounds and is prepared to accept more suggestions of promising candidate molecules.

Race lab recommends specific policing reforms

As the nation struggles with police violence, a new report from the Race and Opportunity Lab at the Brown School recommends reforms to build an equitable and accountable approach that will include liability, a misconduct database and federal funding mandates.

Stroke survival rates worse in rural areas, study says

An interruption in blood flow to the brain causes a stroke. A new study from the School of Medicine reveals that stroke care in rural areas lags significantly behind that available in urban centers.

Local gym moves classes to West Campus garage

TruFusion STL fitness studio on the West Campus was facing financial devastation. The university helped the gym move its yoga, cycling, bootcamps and other classes to the university’s open-air garage.

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Campus Announcements

Join plastic-free challenge in July

The Office of Sustainability invites members of the university community to join the WashU team in an online plastic-free challenge this month.

WashU in the News

John Roberts was already chief justice. But now it’s his court.

The New York Times

DeSantis: Florida ‘not going back’ on coronavirus reopening, despite new case surge

Fox News

Climate change leading to Arctic spider baby boom


A conversation with Andrew Martin

HEC Media

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Leon Ashford, 39-year university employee, 90

Leon Ashford photoLeon E. Ashford, an early advocate for first-generation and Black students at Washington University, died in March. He was 90. Ashford worked for the university for 39 years, retiring in 1995 as director of Student Educational Services, a precursor to The Learning Center.

Campus Voices

Removing ‘blackface episodes’ is easy. Actually confronting racism in media isn’t.

Rebecca Wanzo, in Arts & Sciences, writes an op-ed published on CNN about “blackface episodes” and the harder work that still must be done.

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The National Endowment for Financial Education honored Yingying Zeng, research associate at the Center for Social Development and the Social Policy Institute, with an award for her paper on workplace financial counseling.

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Research Wire

Hong Chen, at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, will address the need for innovative approaches to treating pediatric brain cancer with a three-year $500,000 grant from the Australia-based Charlie Teo Foundation.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: University Libraries boasts a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence, known as a Southwick broadside. How many copies of the broadside exist today?
A) 1 B) 7 C) 11 D) 29

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