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Washington University partners with regional leaders to accelerate climate action

Washington University has joined 16 other leading research universities that comprise the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3). UC3 is a new network of institutions from across North America formed on Feb. 6 at the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit,  committed to leveraging its combined institutional strength to foster a robust exchange of best practices and […]

Washington University in St. Louis Forum for India

REGISTER NOW Washington University in St. Louis Forums showcase top Washington University faculty members and engage local academic and business experts to consider and address global issues. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Robert Schreiber on immunological disease management and Dr. Philip Payne on clinical research informatics. Forum participants will include business leaders, university […]

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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 […]

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McDonnell Scholar Blog: Building global health partnerships between China, the United States and Africa

Global health and strengthening collaborations to improve it will be among the topics discussed at the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 7thInternational Symposium in Beijing. The event is co-hosted by Tsinghua University. China has been investing massively in Africa in recent years. Chinese companies have invested over $30 billion in the continent and will be investing even […]

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Washington University in St. Louis Forum for Greater China

This event has been archived. Washington University in St Louis Forums showcase top Washington University faculty members and engage local academic and business experts to consider and address global issues. Keynote addresses were given by Dr. Francis Sessions Cole, MD on personalized medicine, and Dr. Robert D. Schreiber on pharmaceutical companies strategies. Forum participants included […]

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Help for those who need it most: Fighting global childhood malnutrition

UNICEF estimates that some 16 million children under the age of five suffer from severe acute malnutrition. It is the largest contributor to child mortality in the world. To better serve in his capacity treating and studying global malnutrition, Washington University alum Zach Linneman completed the post-baccalaureate premedical program in University College at Washington University […]

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WashU research shows West Nile, like Zika, may also harm fetuses

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests Zika may not be unique in its ability to cause miscarriages and birth defects. Two viruses closely related to Zika – West Nile and Powassan – can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death. […]

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