Resilience & Reinvention: Lessons from the Pandemic

McDonnell Academy International Symposium 2021 OCTOBER 15 | 8AM CDT The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host an international symposium event featuring a two-part Forum presenting exciting new research arising from ongoing international collaborations. Presentations by researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and their collaborators around the globe will examine the impacts and lessons of […]

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Global Incubator Seed Grants Awarded

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Global Incubator Seed Grants. Fifteen research teams from five WashU schools working across different disciplines have been selected to receive funding.  The program aims to stimulate high-impact research initiatives linking WashU faculty and international collaborators. These projects are expected to lead […]

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CSD and Partners Launch New Multinational Collaboration in Africa

On July 15, a multinational group of partners gathered virtually to mark the launch of Financial Capability and Asset Building in Africa (FCAB Africa), a new collaboration aimed at meeting these needs. It will enlist financial-service providers and human-service professionals to improve the financial knowledge of disadvantaged populations as well as their access to sound financial […]

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Immunologist joins Colonna lab as Pew Latin American Fellow

Brazilian immunologist José Luís Fachi will join the laboratory of Marco Colonna, MD, the Robert Rock Belliveau, MD, Professor of Pathology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, as a Pew Latin American Fellow in Biomedical Sciences.The program is designed to promote exchange and collaboration between investigators in the United States and Latin […]

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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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