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Friday, Aug. 21, 2020

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New Equity and Inclusion Council to begin work

Washington University’s new Equity and Inclusion Council has unveiled its structure and mission, along with an invitation to those who want to get involved. Faculty, staff and students interested in serving as at-large members must apply by Friday, Aug. 28.

ISP launches middle school COVID-19 curriculum

The university’s Institute for School Partnership has launched a comprehensive COVID-19 curriculum. The free unit helps middle school students understand the history of infectious disease, the nature of COVID-19, the power and limitations of modeling and the importance of scientific literacy.

Respiratory disease drug development gets $3.9M

School of Medicine researchers have received a $3.9 million grant supporting new technologies and therapeutics to advance a drug to treat debilitating lung diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Law dual-degree program with Fudan in second year

The Washington University School of Law is entering the second year of its partnership with the Fudan University Law School in China. The program allows a cohort of students from Fudan to study at the School of Law.

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Data Users Group: COVID-19 dashboard

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Social Photo of the Week

Community members on why we’re working together to stay healthy

WashU in the News

Why parents, with ‘no good choice’ this school year, are blaming one another

The New York Times

Study hints, can’t prove, that survivor plasma fights COVID-19

The Associated Press

Rapid COVID-19 testing based on new biolabeling technology is in development

HEC Media

Being a public company is costly. For one St. Louis firm, private equity is beckoning

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘A dismantled post office destroys more than mail service’

Urban designer Patty Heyda, at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, writes in The Conversation about the threats facing the U.S. Postal Service and what a crucial role post offices play in towns across America.

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Rebecca J. Lester, professor of sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences, won a 2020 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing for her book “Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America.”

The newly formed Division of Physician-Scientists at the School of Medicine has selected five physicians for its inaugural Dean’s Scholar Program, which provides up to two years of financial support and mentorship to aspiring, early-career physician-scientists, along with dedicated time for conducting laboratory research.

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Research Wire

Ganesh M. Babulal, assistant professor of neurology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year nearly $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute On Aging for research titled “The Impact of Depression and Preclinical Alzheimer Disease on Driving Among Older Adults.”

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