Swollen legs of man with elephantiasis.

Hope in the fight against a devastating disease

Research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue new guidelines for treating lymphatic filariasis – a devastating tropical disease that can cause elephantiasis. An estimated 70 million people worldwide are infected with the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes. It can cause massive […]

Cigarette packs with groceries in Guatemala

Study Shows Guatemalan Cigarette Packs Don’t Meet National Requirements

In the first study to address cigarette packaging in low/middle-income country, researchers found that regulations mandated by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Guatemala have not been fulfilled. It is well known that tobacco companies utilize their packaging as a way to market to current and potential consumers. The packaging size, color, and […]

IITB FAN / WUStL Faculty—Student Meetings

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013 (REGISTRATION TO THIS EVENT IS CLOSED) 9:00am – 5:00pm IIT FACULTY ALUMNI NETWORK (FAN) and WUStL FACULTY / STUDENTS MEETING Tentative theme areas are related to Technology and Management, and the Role of Public Policy. 9:00am Sandeep Pandya, President, IITB HF Introduces Pratim Biswas and Yogesh Joshi, Coordinators Indian Institute of […]

Friedman Center for Aging Annual Lecture & Awards

Congratulations to our colleagues in the Friedman Center for Aging on their annual lecture and awards.  In addition to acknowledging the great work of award winners Brendan Lucey, Karen Berry Elbert, and Sherrill Wayland.  The event featured a fascinating keynote from Stephen Johnston, co-founder of Aging 2.0, building a bridge between innovators and startups and the […]

Summer in Jimani and Po Plume

I knew that this research was going to be emotionally straining because of the fact that I’m here to study a community with many malnourished kids.

WashU International Guidelines for Proposal

Guidelines for Proposals The International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) requires submission and approval of proposals for any Washington University Sponsored or Supported International Travel (as defined in the International Travel Policy) involving WU students, faculty and staff. Of particular concern to ITOC are the health, safety and security risks to faculty, staff and students abroad. If […]

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