University and global partners expand project to provide advanced radiation therapy in Mongolia

Baozhou Sun, PhD, associate professor of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, Institute for Public Health faculty scholar and Global Health Center collaborator, and teams of university and global partners are working to bring advanced radiation therapy treatments (RT) to underserved parts of the globe. In collaboration with WashU’s Department of Radiation Oncology, the […]

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Faculty research initiatives supported through seed grants

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The McDonnell International Scholars Academy announces the second cycle of its Global Incubator Seed Grants Initiative. 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 preference given to projects involving faculty from McDonnell Academy partner […]

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Gates Foundation awards $1.8 million to DOLF team for lymphatic filariasis elimination in Indonesia

The DOLF team, led by Peter Fischer, along with partners at the University of Indonesia and Bruyere Research Institute, has been awarded a new $1.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination in Indonesia.  Previously, this collaboration was supported by the 2020 McDonnell Academy seed grant initiative on infectious diseases […]

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NIMH Awards $5.7 Million for research work in Uganda

Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School, along with colleagues at Washington University in St. Louis, has received $5.7 million in two separate grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for his work in sub-Saharan Africa. Along with research assistant professors Proscovia […]

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Improving access to high-quality cancer care in Uganda

Professors of radiation oncology at Washington University in St. Louis are teaming up with the Uganda Cancer Institute and Makerere University School of Medicine in Africa to modernize radiation therapy for cancer patients. WashU’s collaboration with the Uganda Cancer Institute is supported by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 2021 Global Incubator Seed Grant initiative. Makerere […]

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Past plant life tell the real story of global temperatures

Alexander Thompson, a postdoctoral research associate in earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, updated simulations from an important climate model to reflect the role of changing vegetation as a key driver of global temperatures over the last 10,000 years. Thompson took evidence from pollen records and designed a set of experiments with a […]

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Beneficial bacteria could help treat malnourished children

A new study, published April 13 in the journal Science Translational Medicine, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh (icddr,b), shows that a standard milk-based therapy plus treatment with a specific strain of gut bacteria known as Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) for four weeks […]

WashU rising to meet great sustainability challenge

Will the next generation have the experience to keep up with climate change? Through opportunities like recently developed experiential learning and a new environmental analysis major at WashU, college students are primed to help the rest of us understand the hard questions that we face in the 21st century — as well as the answers that […]

Scientists at WashU complete first seismic study of Patagonian Andes

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis, led by seismologist Douglas Wiens, the Robert S. Brookings Distinguished Professor in Arts & ­Sciences, recently completed one of the first seismic studies of the Patagonian Andes. In a new publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, they describe and map out local subsurface dynamics. The icefields that stretch for […]

International study analyzed health outcomes in kids who had COVID-19

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine analyzed the risk factors for serious health outcomes in kids who had COVID-19. They found that children up to age 18 who had tested positive for COVID-19 were at low risk for severe health problems. The study was based on pediatric data analyzed up to June 2021, before […]

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