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Launch Event for Gun Violence Initiative

April 1, 2015

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.

April 01

Geographic Variation in Public Health Services: Causes and Consequences

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Taylor Avenue Bldg., Rm. 2131, Medical Campus
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Unearthing the Potential of Soil Bacteria

March 30, 2015

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. […]

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Seigle Suite Sneak Peek

March 24, 2015

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.

April 07

Lunch with a Gerontology Professional

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Goldfarb Hall, Rm. 132, Danforth Campus
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Aging with HIV

March 19, 2015

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 […]

April 08

Screening of Gen Silent

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
UMSL's Bellerive Hall
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April 09

Efforts to Achieve Health Equity in the Nation

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Wohl Clinic, Clopton Auditorium, Medical Campus
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Profile of Nancy Morrow-Howell

March 16, 2015

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.

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April 09

Strategies to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brown Hall, Brown Lounge, Danforth Campus
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Evaluating Water Quality in Haiti

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.