Global context on child development accounts

Brown School researchers publish book on child development accounts Researchers at the Center for Social Development at the Brown School have co-edited a book, “Inclusive Child Development Accounts.” The book provides global context of the policies and programs around such accounts, which allow families to save for their children’s futures, such as college, home ownership […]

McDonnell Academy awards seed grants for research on infectious diseases and the impact of COVID-19

The McDonnell Academy has awarded $250,000 in seed grants to kick-start 11 research projects led by Washington University faculty members and their collaborators from across the globe. The projects explore the international social, economic and public health ramifications of the COVID-19 outbreak and lessons for future pandemics. The recipients were chosen from a highly competitive applicant […]

Three quarantine lengths and outcomes

Model predicts repercussions of lifting quarantine

New interdisciplinary research from Washington University in St. Louis — carried out by an electrical and systems engineer and a biomedical engineer from the McKelvey School of Engineering and a health care economist from the Olin Business School — outlines the effects on the economy and health outcomes of three distinct quarantine scenarios. Their model […]

Group activity during a training on “Understanding Household Finances”

Singapore’s financial capability and asset building project expands to nationwide scale

In January 2017, the Next Age Institute (NAI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) began the Singapore Financial Capability and Asset Building (SG FCAB) initiative. The goal of the initiative is to develop Singaporean social workers’ knowledge and skills for working with vulnerable low-income families on their household finances. The second phase involved a […]

McDonnell Academy and Social Policy Institute award $10,000 in seed grants

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Social Policy Institute, both at Washington University in St. Louis, have jointly announced the selection of three international policy-focused proposals to receive $10,000 seed grants. The selected proposals will develop research that fosters international collaboration on policy projects and includes faculty from both Washington University and an international […]

New insight into a deadly disease

In 2018, about 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB), a deadly lung disease caused by a bacterial infection.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a fourth of the world’s population — some 2 billion people, mostly in developing countries — are infected with the bacteria that causes TB, making it one of the world’s […]

Prof Guy Genin

International collaboration leads to breakthrough in metamaterials

A collaboration between Professor Guy Genin, the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and Changqing Chen, professor in the School of Aerospace and director of Tsinghua University’s Institute of Solid Mechanics (ISM), has led to a breakthrough in the development of metamaterials that can be designed to […]

WashU alum opens first fistula hospital in Uganda

An obstetric fistula is a hole that forms near the vagina after prolonged obstructed labor. The condition can result in long-term health issues and, in some cases, death. When Seruyange first met L. Lewis Wall at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, she revealed her dream of building a fistula hospital in her home […]

Research Funding Opportunities

A number of sources that identify and manage new funding opportunities are available to aid Washington University researchers. Please visit the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research for more information. Global engagement is integral to advancing WashU’s research, teaching, and reputation. Solving large scale international problems cannot be done in or by a single country.  Many areas […]

Bacteria Klebsiella

Heading off a deadly superbug

Hypervirulent strains of the bacteria Klebsiella caused tens of thousands of infections in China, Taiwan and South Korea last year, and the bacteria are spreading around the world. About half of people infected with hypervirulent, drug-resistant Klebsiella die. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the biotech startup VaxNewMo have produced […]

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