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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports research to fight elephantiasis, river blindness

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 […]

Personalized medicine: A path to improving global health

Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, diabetes and obesity affect millions of people, at all income levels, around the globe.  A partnership between healthcare enterprise Centene Corp. and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aims to accelerate research into treatment and prevention of these diseases. Over a 10-year period, Centene will fund up to $100 […]

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WashU doctors address mental health crisis among Rohingya refugees

More than 900,000 Rohingya refugees live in sprawling, overcrowded camps in Bangladesh, not far from the border with Myanmar. Their plight is the result of a violent campaign against them by Myanmar’s security forces that U.N. investigators say showed evidence of the gravest crimes under international law, including genocide. The refugees are victims of, and […]

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In Guatemala, better care for cancer patients

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. […]

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A crash course on global health

Indi Trehan, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, teaches a two-week global health course designed to prepare medical students, residents, and fellows for clinical rotations and long-term careers in developing countries. Trehan has worked on and off for 11 years in bare-bones clinics and hospitals in […]

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Rajendra S. Apte

Paul A. Cibis Distinguished Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science Professor, Department of Developmental Biology Professor of Medicine Director of Translational Research Director, Jeffrey Fort Innovation Fund Fellowship Director, Medical & Surgical Vitreo-Retinal Diseases Washington University School of Medicine

Ambassador to: University of Tokyo

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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 […]

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Washington University in St. Louis Forum for India

Read the WashU Forum Executive Summary for India. 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. View photos and program from the WashU Forum in India, and take a look at some of the highlights from WashU’s engagement […]

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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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