Timely research from the Social Policy Institute influences policy in Israel

Since the start of the global pandemic, researchers at WashU’s Social Policy Institute (SPI) have been hard at work to understand the socioeconomic impacts at home and abroad. Through a longitudinal, nationally representative survey, they have been tracking how Covid-19 is affecting households in Israel and the United States. For example, in Israel SPI investigated […]

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WashU joins major international effort to advance data science

Washington University in St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. The program is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Common Fund, which will invest nearly $75 million over five years to fund the Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and […]

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Guidelines set for ancient DNA research

Fueled by technological advancements, ancient DNA research has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade. From the first full ancient genome published in 2010 to the more than 4,000 analyzed today, the DNA collected from ancient human remains has advanced researchers’ understanding of the origins and history of human populations around the world. […]

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Enhanced therapeutic foods improve cognition in malnourished children

Globally, more than 16 million children under age 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition. The condition is a form of starvation that primarily affects kids from impoverished areas of Africa and Asia and causes excessive thinness or swelling of the body while also compromising organ systems, including the brain. WashU researchers have found that when […]

Social Policy Institute

The Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University provides a systems-level understanding of policy problems and promotes systems-level solutions. The Institute aims to build upon existing international collaborations and establish new partnerships, further enhancing Washington University’s reputation as a global research leader. Institute Mission Foster interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration to design, test, inform, and impact […]

Living Earth Collaborative

The Living Earth CollaborativeTM at Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of biodiversity and to ensuring the future of earth’s species in their many forms. The study of biodiversity provides a critical window into the ecosystems and environments that support all living organisms. What we can learn through the study of […]

Institute for Informatics

Washington University has created the Institute for Informatics (I2) to provide an academic and professional home for informatics science and practice. Informatics is the use of data-centric approaches to solve complex problems. Informatics offers a way to harness and manage big data, leading to a number of benefits including an accelerated rate of scientific discovery, improved […]

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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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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