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Researchers keep international COVID-19 projects moving forward

The pandemic resulted in an incredibly challenging period for international research. Through it all, WashU researchers collaborating with colleagues around the world continued to innovate and demonstrate remarkable resiliency to keep their projects going and their connections strong. Our team remained steadfast in our shared research priorities as the pandemic continued. Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Shanti K. […]

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WHO accepts COVID-19 reform recommendations from Harris Institute

A report on COVID-19 reforms convened by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute in the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, was submitted to a World Health Organization panel in preparation for a final report at a WHO meeting on pandemic preparedness. The […]

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McDonnell Academy Launches Global Incubator Seed Grants Fund

Call for Proposals Global Incubator Seed Grants FundAmount: $10,000 – $25,000 Deadline: July 1, 2021 The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to launch a new Global Incubator Seed Grants Fund. Our goal is to stimulate high-impact research projects in any discipline linking WashU faculty and international collaborators.  Proposals should include at least one international collaborator, with […]

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 […]

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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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Seminar in China advances research, global partnership

Recently in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, more than 150 social work faculty, graduate students and practitioners participated in a first-of-its-kind intensive summer seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). The seminar focused on advanced research methods for practitioners and researchers working abroad. Students from six different universities in the UK and the US took part in the advanced […]

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Li receives inaugural Wrighton Award for McDonnell Alumni

Chen Li, McDonnell International Scholars Academy alumnus, has received the Mark S. Wrighton Award for McDonnell Academy Alumni. He received six separate nominations and is the first recipient of this award which recognizes an alumnus having a significant impact on their communities or professional career, based directly on their experience in the program. Dr. Chen […]

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Celebrating McDonnell Scholar Graduates

View more photos from the event. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Spring Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented at the ceremony, and Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. This cohort of […]

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First honorary doctorate bestowed in Israeli university’s 25-year history

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya presented an honorary doctorate — the first in its 25-year history — to Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for his long-standing contribution to academia, science and service. Wrighton received the honorary doctor of philosophy degree during a January 6 ceremony at the university in Herzliya, Israel. […]

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Look Who’s Graduating in 2018!

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Spring 2018 Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 19, the day after commencement. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented at the ceremony, and Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. In addition to academic talent, […]