McDonnell Academy 5th International Symposium

The 5th Mcdonnell Academy International Symposium will focus on the global challenges of energy and environment, food and water, public health and aging.

An eye toward better air quality in India

Poor air quality is a chronic and persistent problem in India. Recently, air quality in New Delhi reached levels so dangerous that schools closed, flights were canceled and a public health emergency was declared.  But thanks to a partnership between the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and Indian Institute of […]

Africa Initiative Panel WEBLOGO Design

Africa Speak: A Series

Join Washington University’s Africa Initiative and the Institute for Public Health for the fall kick-off of Africa Speak with Wash U Faculty on their research engagements in Africa. September’s panel will focus on Innovative Approaches to Address Nutritional Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. September 10 Guest Speakers: Lora Iannotti, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health, Brown School […]

Events | Africa Initiative

Africa Speak! Innovative Approaches to Address Nutritional Challenges in Sub-Saharan AfricaSeptember 10 │ 4:30-5:30 PM│ Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Room 2018Join us for a conversation with WashU faculty on their current work in Africa. This event will foster learning and offer opportunities for collaboration. Guest Speakers: Lora Iannotti, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Public […]

Impact | Africa Initiative

See the impact WashU is making in Africa. STORIES | ARTICLES | NOTABLES Washington University deepens ties with Mekelle University in Africa Kurt Dirks, vice chancellor for international affairs at Washington University, and Kindeya Gebrehiwot, president of Mekelle University, have signed a memorandum of understanding that agrees to explore how to foster additional collaborations and […]

Benjamin Akande, director of the Africa initiative at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses the Initiative's progress at its inaugural meeting April 23.

Engaging with Africa

April 23, Washington University in St. Louis hosted the inaugural meeting of the university’s Africa initiative. The Africa initiative was founded in 2018 to enhance the university’s impact on the continent through research, teaching and entrepreneurship. Benjamin Akande, assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Africa, reported at the meeting that there are 128 faculty members engaged […]

Silverman Lab

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports research to fight elephantiasis, river blindness

Over the past decade, research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has helped advance a global campaign led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eliminate two neglected tropical diseases that have left tens of millions of people permanently disabled or disfigured. One of those diseases is lymphatic filariasis, which in severe cases […]

Obesity, climate change, hunger: A ‘Global Syndemic’

The international Lancet Commission on Obesityreleased its major new reportJan. 27. The main takeaway? Obesity, climate change and hunger are inextricably linked and must be fought as one challenge. Ross Hammond, the Betty Bofinger Brown Associate Professor, and Peter Hovmand, director of the Social System Design Laband professor of practice, both of the Brown School at Washington University in […]

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