Flu Vaccine

A longer-lasting, more efficient flu vaccine

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis have been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute of Health to study influenza.  Influenza kills about 60,000 people every year in the United States. Today’s flu vaccines protect us from flu viruses […]

Silverman Lab

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 […]

Rohingya refugees

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 […]

WashU School of Medicine faculty

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. […]

Trehan

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 […]

R. Apte

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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