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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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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 […]

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New type of microbiome-directed food boosts growth for malnourished children

A new study shows that a therapeutic food designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children is better than standard therapy in supporting their growth. The research, published online April 7, 2021, in The New England Journal of Medicine, was a collaboration between Washington University School of Medicine and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal […]

Global Health Work in Progress

Global Health Work in Progress (GHWIP) aims to bring together members of the Washington University global health community to learn about each other’s work. Featured Presentations 81 Languages and 25 Million People in Ghana: Healthcare Worker’s Assessments of Pandemic Literacy Cindy Brantmeier, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Arts & Sciences HIV and COVID in Ghana, What […]

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Do US-China educational exchanges serve American interests?

Kurt Dirks, vice chancellor for international affairs and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy joined an expert panel of policymakers and education administrators to offer perspectives on the current state of U.S.-China educational exchanges and the future direction of such programs. The event was hosted by the John L. Thornton China Center at the […]

Addressing Covid-19 through AI, technology and big data

For a second year, the McDonnellAcademy and the Social Policy Institute partnered to provide seed grants for international research. The previous round supported three international social-policy focused projects. This year’s focus was on addressing the challenges of COVID-19 through artificial intelligence, technology, and big data. Three new projects were selected to receive seed funding of […]

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A tale of two forests could reveal path forward for saving endangered lemurs

To figure out how to best support these two endangered species — black-and-white ruffed lemurs and diademed sifakas — scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are joining up with researchers at the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden and Madagascar-based partners for an innovative research effort under the Living Earth Collaborative. Through the Eric P. […]

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International research network team probes inflammation after heart attack

An international team of researchers, including scientists at the School of Medicine, has formed a network to study the role of inflammation in heart disease, with a goal of finding new therapies to improve recovery after heart attacks. The team will study the biological processes that drive injurious inflammation after heart attacks, with a goal […]

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Comparing pandemic spending patterns in U.S. and Israel

The pandemic is exacerbating preexisting social and economic inequalities in the United States and abroad, finds a new study from the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Household Spending Patterns and Hardships during COVID-19: A Comparative Study of the U.S. and Israel,” draws on national surveys conducted early in […]

The Africa Initiative awards pilot grants to launch eight new projects

In its second cycle, The Africa Initiative Pilot Grant Program, in partnership with the Institute for Public Health and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, has awarded grants of up to $10,000 each to eight research projects. These grants, provided with support from Nestlé Purina, will help initiate new collaborations between Washington University faculty and scholars at institutional […]

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