The following media coverage on COVID-19 features Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. Lost Taste And Smell From COVID-19? A New Cookbook Aims To Help ABC News | 4/17/21 A new cookbook could aid those whoโ€™ve lost taste and smell to COVID-19. Dr. Jay Piccirilloโ€™s ย study on these side effects is mentioned for here. Autoimmune-disease […]
WashU Medicine spearheads collaboration to install radiation machine in Guatemala
Seminars Focus on More than Financials As part of its WashU for Life Initiative, the Friedman Center for Aging, at the Institute for Public Health, with the support of the Washington University Department of Human Resources, has created a new program to encourage WashU staff and faculty to think about retirement and plan for their […]
This article originally appeared onย The Sourceย and is reprinted here with permission. Triple-Drug Treatment Effective Against Lymphatic Filariasis Research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue new treatment guidelines aimed at accelerating global elimination of lymphatic filariasis โ€“ a devastating tropical disease. An estimated […]
St. Louis Earth Day works every day to keep the ideals we discuss on Earth Day at the forefront of minds of those living in the St. Louis area with year-round programming.
A new diagnostic test for a worm infection that can lead to severe enlargement and deformities of the legs and genitals is far more sensitive than the currently used test.
This article was originally published by the School of Medicine and appeared on The Source. It is reproduced here with permission. Washington University Professor Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD, holds dantrolene, an FDA-approved muscle relaxant that his research has shown may treat Wolfram syndrome, a rare but devastating condition. The university’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), […]
  By Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health On Tuesday, March 23, the Global Health Center invites you to an informative webinar organized by Varian with Radiation Oncologists Hiram Gay, MD and Edgar Ruiz, MD to learn how the Guatemalan National Cancer League made the technological leap from Cobalt-60 to Halcyonโ„ข system and is now […]
By Emily Luft, Program Director, Alive and Well STL In my work with Alive and Well STL, I have the opportunity to talk to thousands of service providers about the impacts of stress and trauma on our health and wellbeing. I frequently witness providers connecting their individual work to the science of trauma in ways […]
Karen Joynt Maddox, MD led a study showing that new Medicare reimbursement rules reduce financial penalties for safety-net hospitals.
Bailey Aaron I am very excited to be part of the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program as I have a deep interest in and passion for global medicine. This summer I am looking forward to contributing to the research of ETEC bacteria, a group of pathogens responsible for causing severe diarrhea, prevalent in […]
Keynote speaker for Friedman Lecture & Awards says itโ€™s time to rethink our vision of getting older Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health   Joe Coughlin, the keynote speaker for this yearโ€™s Friedman Lecture & Awards, knows all about issues in aging, how to grab opportunities and ways to circumvent the challenges of […]
  by David Krausch I live in the Missouri countryside near Labadie; too far away from the city to hear about Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) in my normal social circles. I learned it in casual conversation with other participants at an open house for St. Louis public radio. I mentioned that I enjoy coming out […]
by Annie Wright, Occupational Therapy candidate, Washington University in St. Louis & HomeShare St. Louis participant In the months before moving to St. Louis for graduate school, I was in full panic mode because I had not yet nailed down a housing situation. The panic was not helped by the fact that I was in […]
Global Health Week is a multidisciplinary, student-organized week of activities designed to educate and engage the community on a broad range of health care issues.
Dr. Peter Hotez, global health expert and keynote for Global Health Week, weighs in on capturing and sustaining our ability to improve health outcomes around the world.
Applying to MD, MPH, and PhD Programs by Colette Cambey, BA Biology, Vassar College 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program participant โ€“ Public & Global Health Track In a Summer Research Program seminar, we learned from Drs. Angela Hobson, PhD, MPH and Gregory Polites, MD about the process of applying to MD, MPH, and […]
The legalization of marijuana has become a trend in various states across the United States. As a result of looser marijuana policies, a whole new market for recreational marijuana retailers has developed in legalized states. The authors of this study sought to examine the online marijuana marketing practices on Weedmaps, a popular website for retailers. […]
On December 1, 2015, Saint Louis Effort for AIDS organized its annual World AIDS Day event. The director of the Instituteโ€™s Center for Community Health Partnerships, Richelle Clark, attended this yearโ€™s event and distributed information via a table at the exhibit (pictured below in the red jacket). According to its website, the mission of Saint […]
We use the word โ€œretirementโ€ because we donโ€™t have better language, but we have a better vision in mind for all of us โ€“ a new retirement. The Your Next Move seminar series focuses on the essential ingredients of a successful transition and a fulfilling next chapter. There is much to think about beyond finances. Seminars […]
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Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery and Division Chief, Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine; Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health