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 […]
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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 […]
Mary M. McKay
Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean, Brown School
Ambassador to: Chulalongkorn University
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 […]
Documentary Features Congolese Hospital Successes
Brown School student April Houston highlights the success of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC through documentary.
Seigle Family Professor, Department of Economics, Arts & Sciences
Ambassador to: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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 […]
New book sheds light on the energy poor
Gautam Yadama’s book aims to raise awareness of energy poverty and household air pollution around the world.