McDonnell Academy awards seed grants for research on infectious diseases and the impact of COVID-19

The McDonnell Academy has awarded $250,000 in seed grants to kick-start 11 research projects led by Washington University faculty members and their collaborators from across the globe. The projects explore the international social, economic and public health ramifications of the COVID-19 outbreak and lessons for future pandemics. The recipients were chosen from a highly competitive applicant […]

Three quarantine lengths and outcomes

Model predicts repercussions of lifting quarantine

New interdisciplinary research from Washington University in St. Louis — carried out by an electrical and systems engineer and a biomedical engineer from the McKelvey School of Engineering and a health care economist from the Olin Business School — outlines the effects on the economy and health outcomes of three distinct quarantine scenarios. Their model […]

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Wrighton urges international collaboration to reduce adverse impact from pandemic

During an international online forum on Friday, organized by the Beijing-based think tank Center for China and Globalization, leading analysts and educators stated that COVID-19  is causing paradigmatic shifts among universities worldwide. Guest panelist Mark Wrighton, Chancellor Emeritus of Washington University, said there had been important developments in online learning to cope with the pandemic, […]