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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
In 2018, about 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB), a deadly lung disease caused by a bacterial infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a fourth of the world’s population — some 2 billion people, mostly in developing countries — are infected with the bacteria that causes TB, making it one of the world’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
Radiation therapy is one of the most effective and affordable treatments for cancer, yet in countries with limited resources, it is out of reach for many who need it. In Guatemala, Liga Nacional Contra el Cancer/Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia (LIGA/INCAN) in Guatemala City is the only comprehensive cancer treatment center for the poor and underserved. […]
Washington University in St. Louis has joined the Age Friendly University Global Network, a group of 42 higher education institutions around the globe that have committed to meeting the personal, educational and career needs of older adults. Washington University has many programs and resources for adults of all ages, including the Lifelong Learning Institute, programming through […]
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Aaloke Mody’s soon-to-be-funded NIH grant will support a project in Zambia that helps patients who are living with HIV to remain in care long term.
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