Addiction problems may increase as more states legalize pot

As more states legalize marijuana use, an international team of researchers led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified two regions in our DNA — one newly identified and a second that replicates a past finding — that appear to contribute to one’s risk of becoming dependent on marijuana. […]

Research funded by the Living Earth Collaborative finds that sicker livestock may contribute to climate change

Research, led by Vanessa Ezenwa, a professor of ecology at the University of Georgia, and funded by the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St. Louis, describes how parasites can cause animals to produce more methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Methane is a greenhouse gas with an effect on global warming 28-36 times more potent than carbon […]

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, […]

New international collaboration Identifying emerging diseases

Washington University School of Medicine is one of 10 sites and a coordinating center forming the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The centers are a coordinated network with collaborators in different regions across the globe […]

Symposium Snapshot

Join us throughout the academic year for virtual events and initiatives featured during the McDonnell International Symposium. Symposium Snapshot will foster international and interdisciplinary collaborations and conversations focused on Hope in a Time of Uncertainty. WATCH video responses to “What gives you hope for the future?” Andrew Martin | Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis VIEW […]

McDonnell International Symposium Workshops

The world is experiencing dramatic changes in many ways including social, environmental, political, and technological forces. Research universities play a critical role in helping to understand and shape these forces. Given their scope and impact, collaborative work involving faculty across countries is key, as is the work of faculty from many different disciplines. It is […]

Ask the Speakers

Use the form below to contribute a question in advance of the Global Town Hall: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty event. Selected questions will be answered live during the Town Hall. 

McDonnell Academy Photo Contest

Complete the form below to enter. Photos must broadly reflect on the theme of “Hope and Resilience Around the World.” We encourage photo submissions that speak to where people around the world are finding hope and strength in these uncertain times, how they are rebuilding their communities, and reinventing themselves in light of current global […]

WUSTL China Forum

The United States’ and Beijing’s latest confrontations have escalated tension between the two nations. The WUSTL China Forum has invited distinguished speakers from the U.S. and China to explore the relationship between two world powers and how the international community will be involved in the intersection. A New Cold WarThe Future of US-China Relations Wednesday […]

Ask the Speakers

MCDONNELL INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS ACADEMY Global Town Hall: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty Submit your questions to any of our distinguished speakers. Attend the Global Town Hall virtually and contribute a question for the speakers in advance of the event. Selected questions will be answered live during the Town Hall. Questions can also be submitted during registration. […]

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