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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020

Top Stories

University bolsters promise to St. Louis area

Henry S. Webber, executive vice chancellor, will transition to the newly created role of executive vice chancellor for civic affairs and strategic planning to support and strengthen regional engagement.

Student COVID-19 testing plan updated

As many students return to the Danforth Campus, university leaders provide an update on the COVID-19 testing plan. Federal regulators recently approved a saliva test created by WashU researchers, allowing the university to increase its testing program.

Welcoming the Class of 2024

Across campus, students, faculty and staff are finding creative ways to welcome the Class of 2024 despite ever-evolving public health directives and university policies, said Katharine Pei, director of First Year Programs. About 1,600 students will arrive this weekend.

Emerging diseases focus of international collaboration

The School of Medicine is one of 10 sites and a coordinating center forming the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Once infected, twice infected

Biologist Rachel Penczykowski in Arts & Sciences conducted a series of elegant experiments that capture how pathogen strains naturally accumulate on plants over a growing season. Her findings are reported in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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Campus Announcements

Telemedicine health clinic opens for students, employees

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the School of Medicine has opened a telemedicine health clinic for students, employees and dependents ages 18 and older who suffer from minor ailments and from illnesses, including the flu and COVID-19. The clinic, called WashU Express Care, began seeing patients virtually Sept. 1.

WashU in the News

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted those living with developmental disabilities


What a nasal spray vaccine against COVID-19 might do even better than a shot


Trump warnings on lawlessness divide GOP candidates

The Hill

Column: At $2 trillion in value, Apple illustrates both the promise and the problem of Big Tech

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Masks aren’t the only answer to keeping workers safe’

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of the university’s Social Policy Institute, co-wrote an op-ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the importance of keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic — and how certain jobs, often those held by Black and Hispanic workers, carry higher risks.

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Richard L. Wahl, MD, the Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor and head of the Department of Radiology at the School of Medicine, has been elected president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He will serve a one-year term as president-elect and then step into the presidency in July 2021.

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Research Wire

Gary Patti, the Michael and Tana Powell Professor of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences, has received grants totaling $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on metabolic pathways and their connection with diseases like COVID-19.

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