Nancy Morrow Howell

Washington University joins global network of Age Friendly Universities

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 […]

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McDonnell Scholar Blog: Improving our society on a big scale

It was my pleasure and privilege to attend Washington University’s 7th International Symposium in Beijing. Business leaders who ran multinational companies and some of the world’s most accomplished academics were present at the symposium. The concentration of leaders from different disciplines lent a great opportunity to listen to interdisciplinary methods of addressing the world’s most […]

McDonnell Scholar Blog: Welcome to Beijing!

Agriculture, food and water challenges will be among the topics addressed during the McDonnell International Scholars Academy 7th International Symposium, held October 11-14 in Beijing and co-hosted with Tsinghua University. As a Chinese native, what I feel most excited about the 7th McDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium is the fact that it takes place in China. This […]

McDonnell Scholar Blog: Starting Small, Thinking Globally

Agriculture, food and water challenges will be among the topics addressed during the McDonnell International Scholars Academy 7th International Symposium, held October 11-14 in Beijing and co-hosted by Tsinghua University. As the cool autumn breeze pushes the hot summer heat in St. Louis, many of us at Washington University look forward to joining the 7thInternational Symposium […]

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McDonnell Academy 7th International Symposium

35 Premier universities united to address the world’s most critical problems of the 21st century at the McDonnell Academy 7th International Symposium, cohosted by Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, October 11-14, 2018. The meeting created space for joint investigation on complex global issues, drawing on a diversity of perspectives from multiple countries and disciplines. It offered […]

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Global collaborations, holistic solutions

Washington University hosts forums for India, Greater China Washington University in St. Louis’ commitment to finding collaborative, creative solutions for far-reaching global problems is deep and wide-reaching. Of particular concern is the environment, and making the necessary choices to ensure the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat is safe, […]

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WashU researcher receives Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award

Scientist honored for role in founding, leading field of gut microbiome research Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, a world-renowned scientist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Sanofi-Institut Pasteur International Award. The award recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to biomedical research in fields that profoundly affect global public health. […]

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Manganese exposure: How much is too much?

Neurologist Brad Racette, MD, has teamed up with a South African public-health expert to study the effects of manganese exposure on human health. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is leading a study to determine whether people develop neurological damage from manganese at levels currently deemed to be safe. The National Institute of […]

Washington University in St. Louis Forums

The Washington University in St. Louis Forums are designed to showcase top Washington University faculty members and to address global issues in ways that are accessible to a broad audience. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Pratim Biswas on energy choices, Dr. William Powderly on the public health consequences of the choices, and Dr. […]

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School environment increases sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in Guatemalan adolescents

New research from Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues has found that school attending adolescents in Guatemala report high sugar sweetened beverage consumption. Few studies have evaluated sugar-sweetened beverages consumption, such as soda or sweetened coffee drinks, in Guatemalan youth and its association with the […]

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