William Powderly

Immune modulator drugs for COVID-19 focus of major NIH clinical trial

A new, international phase 3 clinical trial led by the Washington University School of Medicine and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will investigate the potential of three drugs to tame a dangerous inflammatory response seen in some COVID-19 patients. “In severe COVID-19 infection, we think the virus triggers an abnormal immune response, […]

New catalyst may lead to cheaper, longer-lasting power

A research team in the McKelvey School of Engineering is part of a multi-discipline, multi-institution group that is working to make hydrogen fuel cells a viable option in the quest for clean transportation.  The Washington University in St. Louis portion of the effort was led by Vijay Ramani, the Roma B. and Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished University […]

Climate, real-world examples are focus for high school chemistry update

Two Washington University educators have developed a high school chemistry curriculum based on real-life impacts and data, including figures from the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  The new curriculum is co-authored by Michael E. Wysession, a professor in earth and planetary sciences, and Bryn Lutes, a lecturer in chemistry, both in Arts & […]

Addiction problems may increase as more states legalize pot

As more states legalize marijuana use, an international team of researchers led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified two regions in our DNA — one newly identified and a second that replicates a past finding — that appear to contribute to one’s risk of becoming dependent on marijuana. […]

The future of asset-building policy ready for expansion in Korea

Korea marked a decade of asset building with a Ceremony Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Self-Sufficiency & Welfare Policy and 10th Anniversary of Asset-Building Policy on November 12, 2020. Hosted by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, and organized by the Korea Development Institute for Self-Sufficiency and Welfare, the ceremony featured Michael Sherraden as the keynote speaker. […]

Africa Initiative aims to advance collaborations

Call for Applications: Africa Initiative Pilot Grant Program  Award Amount: Up to $10,000Deadline: December 30, 2020 Overview The Africa Initiative is inviting applications to its pilot grant program, which aims to advance collaborations in research and education between Washington University faculty members from any discipline and scholars at academic or professional partners based in Africa. Funding This application cycle will fund 3-5 research or educational initiatives at up to $10,000 each. Award […]

New partnership with Indian Institute of Science

Washington University in St. Louis recently signed off on a new partnership agreement with the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, India. The agreement includes collaborative research opportunities and mentoring for students on both campuses. Washington University in St. Louis’ commitment to maintaining and strengthening global ties remains strong. That commitment was recently demonstrated during […]

New international collaboration Identifying emerging diseases

Washington University School of Medicine is one of 10 sites and a coordinating center forming the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The centers are a coordinated network with collaborators in different regions across the globe […]

School of Law enters second-year partnership with Fudan University

The Washington University in St. Louis School of Law is entering the second year of its partnership with the Fudan University Law School in China. The program allows a cohort of students from Fudan to study at the School of Law. Through the partnership, students in Fudan University’s Juris Master program study for one year […]

Symposium Snapshot

Join us throughout the academic year for virtual events and initiatives featured during the McDonnell International Symposium. Symposium Snapshot will foster international and interdisciplinary collaborations and conversations focused on Hope in a Time of Uncertainty. WATCH video responses to “What gives you hope for the future?” Andrew Martin | Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis VIEW […]

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