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Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

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Faculty weigh in on Biden administration’s first weeks

Faculty experts from across the university draw upon their research, their instruction, their experience and their thought leadership to proffer insight and ideas for the new administration on health care, climate change, the economy and more.

COVID-19 impact on pregnancy to be studied

School of Medicine researchers have received an NIH grant to study factors that prevent pregnant women from getting tested for COVID-19 and to see whether pregnant women with COVID-19 need specialized care.

Report seeks to transform state Medicaid system

Brown School researchers recommend major changes in Missouri’s Medicaid system to enhance access to high-quality health care while containing rising costs. The work follows discussions organized by the school and the Center for Health Economics and Policy.

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Social Photo of the Week

In inauguration week, a look back at the 2008 vice presidential debate at WashU

WashU in the News

Will the pandemic result in more suicides?

The New York Times Magazine

While the U.S. may be closer than ever to a $15 federal minimum wage, the idea still faces stiff opposition


Will Vice President Kamala Harris change how corporate America sees and treats Black women?

USA Today

Column: Trump utterly failed to cut drug prices. Here’s how Biden could do better

Los Angeles Times

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Luis Glaser, former head of biological chemistry department, 88

in memoriam graphicLuis Glaser, a beloved mentor and former head of the then-Department of Biological Chemistry at the School of Medicine, died Dec. 23 in Miami after a long illness. He was 88. He had earned his PhD in biochemistry from the university, studying in the laboratory of Nobel laureates Carl and Gerty Cori.

Campus Voices

‘Sen. Hawley has been condemned. His bad legal arguments should be stamped out, too.’

The School of Law’s Dan Epps co-writes an op-ed published in The Washington Post responding to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s actions challenging the certification of electoral college votes. He warns that Hawley’s legal arguments “present a threat to democracy that will not disappear.”

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Ebony Boyce Carter, MD, a physician-scientist known for her research involving community-based interventions to promote health equity for pregnant women and their babies, has been named director of the Division of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the School of Medicine.

Denise Stephens will be leaving her position as vice provost and university librarian, Provost Beverly Wendland announced. Stephens has been appointed dean of libraries at the University of Oklahoma, her alma mater, and will begin her new role in May.

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Research Wire

Lindsay Stark, associate professor at the Brown School, has received a one-year $290,017 grant from UNICEF to assess gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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