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Improving access to high-quality cancer care in Uganda

Professors of radiation oncology at Washington University in St. Louis are teaming up with the Uganda Cancer Institute and Makerere University School of Medicine in Africa to modernize radiation therapy for cancer patients. WashU’s collaboration with the Uganda Cancer Institute is supported by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 2021 Global Incubator Seed Grant initiative. Makerere […]

Seed Grants

Driving research through seed grant initiatives The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is a catalyst for collaborative research across countries and disciplines. Through its seed grant initiatives, in the last three years the McDonnell Academy launched more than 60 new research projects in 30 countries. Discover more seed grant success stories

Institutes & Centers

More than 25 institutes, centers, and programs with an international focus offer collaborative research opportunities and empower our students, faculty, and staff to create meaningful impact. Explore a selection of the research centers and institutes at Washington University and learn more about organizations at specific schools, by visiting school websites. International Focus Our centers and institutes with international […]

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WashU joins major international effort to advance data science

Washington University in St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. The program is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Common Fund, which will invest nearly $75 million over five years to fund the Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and […]

ICHAD

The International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) contributes to the reduction of poverty and improvement of public health outcomes for children, adolescents, and families in low-resource communities, particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations. Mission Innovative Applied Intervention research Capacity Building Opportunities for a new Generations of Scholars Raising Public Awareness […]

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Global Incubator Seed Grants Awarded

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Global Incubator Seed Grants. Fifteen research teams from five WashU schools working across different disciplines have been selected to receive funding.  The program aims to stimulate high-impact research initiatives linking WashU faculty and international collaborators. These projects are expected to lead […]

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Promoting physical activity is key to achieving U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

New evidence supports integrating strategies to promote increased physical activity as a key part of the action plan for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, finds a new study led by researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Physical Activity Promotion and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: […]

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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, […]

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