Global trial to test whether MMR vaccine protects against COVID-19

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is the clinical coordinating center for an international trial aimed at evaluating on a large scale whether the MMR vaccine can protect against COVID-19. The study will recruit front-line health-care workers, including those from lower- and middle-income countries. The countries involved include Canada, Ghana, Ireland, South Africa, […]

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 […]

Specific bacteria help explain stunted growth in malnourished children

 A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that specific bacteria living in the upper small intestines of malnourished children play a causal role in stunted growth and other damaging side effects of malnutrition. The knowledge could lead to better therapies for such children. The gut microbiome has a […]

Ssewamala receives NIH grant to train Ugandan researchers

A $1.5 million grant will provide state-of-the-art training for 18 early-career researchers in Uganda to strengthen the capacity of research institutions in the country to address HIV/AIDS and its burden on child and adolescent mental health. The five-year program will be led by Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School and […]

International Symposium

Global Town Hall: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty OCTOBER 8 | 2020 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM (CST) This event will be conducted virtually via Zoom. The burden of the global pandemic on health systems, economies, and societies has been the most disruptive force in 2020.  It has brought into sharper focus other problems […]

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 […]

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