On April 21, 2015, under the leadership of the Institute of Public Health and the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis will begin a yearlong look at one of our greatest public health challenges: death and injury as a result of gun violence. This is the first of three events intended to better understand and raise awareness of the issues, identify gaps in available data and research and explore ways that Washington University could help address those gaps.
This month the Institute spoke with scholar Gautam Dantas, associate professor of pathology and immunology, and biomedical engineering, in the School of Medicine. Can you describe what you mean by “soil bacteria,” and some of the things you’ve discovered that make soil bacteria different from other bacteria? Drug-resistant bacteria represent a major public health threat. […]
We recently had an opportunity to visit the construction site for Hillman Hall, the new Brown School building on the university’s Danforth Campus that will include the Seigle Suite for Public Health.
One of the most positive features of the current era of HIV, particularly in the Western world, is the fact that patients are aging successfully. In the 1980s, when the disease was first recognized, the average survival after someone was given a diagnosis of AIDS was approximately two years; indeed, on average, the interval between […]
Nancy Morrow-Howell, the director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, was recently profiled in the Washington University Record, and discussed her work in aging research, the impact of the field, her background, and her current perspectives.
Studies have shown that efforts to improve malnutrition in resource-poor areas can be impacted by water quality and hygiene conditions. In Haiti, only one in five people have access to a sanitary toilet, and more than 40% lack access to clean water.