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.

University International Travel Policy Update

Starting August 1, 2021, faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students (on an individual basis) may resume university-sponsored and supported international travel in accordance with the university’s standard international travel policy. International travel for these groups no longer needs to be considered essential nor is a petition required for all international travel. All university-sponsored and supported international […]

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Researchers keep international COVID-19 projects moving forward

The pandemic resulted in an incredibly challenging period for international research. Through it all, WashU researchers collaborating with colleagues around the world continued to innovate and demonstrate remarkable resiliency to keep their projects going and their connections strong. Our team remained steadfast in our shared research priorities as the pandemic continued. Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Shanti K. […]

The Africa Initiative awards pilot grants to launch eight new projects

In its second cycle, The Africa Initiative Pilot Grant Program, in partnership with the Institute for Public Health and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, has awarded grants of up to $10,000 each to eight research projects. These grants, provided with support from Nestlé Purina, will help initiate new collaborations between Washington University faculty and scholars at institutional […]

Global trial to test whether MMR vaccine protects against COVID-19

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is the clinical coordinating center for an international trial aimed at evaluating on a large scale whether the MMR vaccine can protect against COVID-19. The study will recruit front-line health-care workers, including those from lower- and middle-income countries. The countries involved include Canada, Ghana, Ireland, South Africa, […]

School of Law enters second-year partnership with Fudan University

The Washington University in St. Louis School of Law is entering the second year of its partnership with the Fudan University Law School in China. The program allows a cohort of students from Fudan to study at the School of Law. Through the partnership, students in Fudan University’s Juris Master program study for one year […]

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Hidden Costs of the Pandemic: Local and Global Perspectives

October 29, 2020 | 1:20 – 3:15 PM CST Join us for a panel discussion featuring local and global perspectives on the hidden costs of the pandemic. Experts across disciplines and countries will reflect on the many ways in which Covid-19 has transformed our lives – from the impact on women and children to the […]

Fred Ssewamala

Fred M. Ssewamala

William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor, Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine; Director and Founder, International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) and Director, SMART Africa Center, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Ambassador to: Makerere University

International Symposium

Global Town Hall: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty OCTOBER 8 | 2020 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM (CST) This event will be conducted virtually via Zoom. The burden of the global pandemic on health systems, economies, and societies has been the most disruptive force in 2020.  It has brought into sharper focus other problems […]

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