International study analyzed health outcomes in kids who had COVID-19

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine analyzed the risk factors for serious health outcomes in kids who had COVID-19. They found that children up to age 18 who had tested positive for COVID-19 were at low risk for severe health problems. The study was based on pediatric data analyzed up to June 2021, before […]

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Expanding skills of China’s social work labor force

Through a series of events that the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis and its international partners organized at campuses in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore and elsewhere over a decade, leaders in China’s professional social work organizations came to recognize the potential for training in financial matters and to explore […]

Timely research from the Social Policy Institute influences policy in Israel

Since the start of the global pandemic, researchers at WashU’s Social Policy Institute (SPI) have been hard at work to understand the socioeconomic impacts at home and abroad. Through a longitudinal, nationally representative survey, they have been tracking how Covid-19 is affecting households in Israel and the United States. For example, in Israel SPI investigated […]

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WashU joins major international effort to advance data science

Washington University in St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. The program is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Common Fund, which will invest nearly $75 million over five years to fund the Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and […]

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Guidelines set for ancient DNA research

Fueled by technological advancements, ancient DNA research has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade. From the first full ancient genome published in 2010 to the more than 4,000 analyzed today, the DNA collected from ancient human remains has advanced researchers’ understanding of the origins and history of human populations around the world. […]

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Enhanced therapeutic foods improve cognition in malnourished children

Globally, more than 16 million children under age 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition. The condition is a form of starvation that primarily affects kids from impoverished areas of Africa and Asia and causes excessive thinness or swelling of the body while also compromising organ systems, including the brain. WashU researchers have found that when […]

Resilience & Reinvention: Lessons from the Pandemic

McDonnell Academy International Symposium 2021 OCTOBER 15 | 8AM CDT The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host an international symposium event featuring a two-part Forum presenting exciting new research arising from ongoing international collaborations. Presentations by researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and their collaborators around the globe will examine the impacts and lessons of […]

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Two WashU faculty appointed special advisers to International Criminal Court

Washington University faculty members are among the 17 esteemed experts appointed as Special Advisors to new Prosecutor, Karim A.A. Khan, of the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and the director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at the School of Law, will […]

CSD Researchers, International Team Receive 2020 Best Article Award

The China Journal of Social Work has honored work by an international team of scholars with the 2020 Best Article award for their study on the rebirth of social work in mainland China. The international team includes scholars from Saint Louis University, Peking University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Washington University’s Center for Social Development. In a […]

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Global Incubator Seed Grants Awarded

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Global Incubator Seed Grants. Fifteen research teams from five WashU schools working across different disciplines have been selected to receive funding.  The program aims to stimulate high-impact research initiatives linking WashU faculty and international collaborators. These projects are expected to lead […]