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Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

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Alzheimer’s in adults with Down syndrome focus of NIH grant

People with Down syndrome nearly always develop signs of Alzheimer’s as they age. School of Medicine researchers are taking part in a multisite study to understand how Alzheimer’s develops in this population.

Election talk: voter confidence in the outcome

Arts & Sciences political experts Andrew Reeves, Betsy Sinclair and Steven Smith discuss the reliability of the 2020 polls as well as election integrity and voter confidence in the election outcome.

Fail Better: Celia McKee

When Celia McKee, a doctoral student studying neuroscience, revealed on Twitter that her grant had been rejected, her message struck a chord: more than 225,500 users liked the viral post and 15,000 shared the message. See her story in the latest “Fail Better” video.

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8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Public health conference on COVID-19 response

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

‘Pandemic Shocks and Global Supply Chains’ conference

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Washington People

Andrew Whitaker

Andrew Whitaker

Andrew Whitaker, a two-sport athlete and a senior biomedical engineering major at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has spent his undergraduate career giving back.

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WashU in the News

Inclusivity, team building during COVID-19


Here’s how conservative the Supreme Court could tip with Amy Coney Barrett

The Guardian

California pastor wants to take case against COVID-19 restrictions to Supreme Court

National Public Radio

Eight St. Louisans on how their style has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic

St. Louis Magazine

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Campus Voices

Berg edits book on Israeli literature

Nancy E. Berg in Arts & Sciences co-edited the recently published book “Since 1948: Israeli Literature in the Making.” Read more about this survey of Israeli literature as well as other recent works by university faculty and alumni on the Bookshelf.

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Simona Sarafinovska, a Washington University Medical Scientist Training Program student, has been named the inaugural recipient of The brAvery Foundation Award. The foundation, dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide, created the award to recognize an exceptional medical student or resident who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in child and adolescent psychiatry. 

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Research Wire

Douglas Luke, director of the Center for Public Health Systems Science and the Irving Louis Horowitz Professor in Social Policy at the Brown School, recently received a $2.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue developing a series of tobacco control user guides and supplemental products.

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