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 21

Ebola Vaccines: A Rapid Response

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Danforth Campus

Creating Economic Opportunity in St. Louis

April 8, 2015

Last year, the For the Sake of All project team released a series of policy briefs and a report that analyzed the data around health disparities in the St. Louis region and outlined a set of recommendations to help close the gap. This year, the project is focused on ways to implement those recommendations. Discussion […]

April 21

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical Campus

The Emperor of All Maladies

April 6, 2015

On Thursday, March 26 our deputy director Graham Colditz, DrPH, MD, MPH was featured along with a panel of experts on Stay Tuned from the Nine Network, for a show about “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”



April 3, 2015
April 22

Better Living Through Innovation: Responding to an Aging Society

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium, Danforth Campus

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. […]


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 24

Global Child Health and Survival: Issues and Challenges Post-2015

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Clopton Auditorium, Medical Campus

Aging with HIV

March 19, 2015
Morrow-Howell, Nancy

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.

April 24

Health & Retirement Study Data Interest Group

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Taylor Ave. Bldg. Rm. 2131, Medical Campus