The following media coverage on COVID-19 features Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. More Than 20 Percent Of Couples Have Grown Closer During The Pandemic, Yahoo/Yougov Poll Finds Yahoo | 2/17/21 Many predictions of increased rates of breakups and divorces due to the pandemic seem to be null and void. Dr. Jessi Gold comments. Pediatricians, […]
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), […]
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 […]
A number of participants in the 2015 Global Health & Infectious Disease Symposium and Conference on April 9 & 10 received awards for their outstanding work.
This article originally appeared onΒ The SourceΒ 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 – a devastating tropical disease. An estimated […]
WashU Expert: Incentivizing New Uses For Off-Patent Drugs This article originally appeared onΒ The SourceΒ and is reprinted here with permission. Generic medications could be an effective way to improve health outcomes while lowering costs, but the existing drug patent system is poorly designed to motivate such discoveries, says an expert on health law at Washington University […]
WashU Medicine spearheads collaboration to install radiation machine in Guatemala
Best of a Bad Situation: Discovering New Interests and Learning New Skills By Mateo Blair, B.A. Candidate in Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, Participant, Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program, Aging and Neurological Disease Track The Covid-19 pandemic has made the past couple of months hectic. before I got news that it would […]
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.
Karen Joynt Maddox, MD led a study showing that new Medicare reimbursement rules reduce financial penalties for safety-net hospitals.
This article was originally published by the Source.  One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher. How do Americans get better value for their health care dollars? One answer may be novel pricing models that more closely link a drug’s price […]
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
  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 […]
WashU Expert: Obamacare to get a rebuild By Chuck Finder Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, is an expert and researcher in hospital and health-system efficiency, among many other aspects of modern-day health care. As co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, an assistant professor in the cardiovascular division of the School of Medicine and […]
We spoke with: Daniel Colley, PhD, Professor, University of Georgia and Director, Center for Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases Helen Fletcher, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK Christina Stallings, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University Here is what we learned: Where do you […]
The university's employee wellness manager offers some simple steps and real-world solutions for establishing and maintaining your personal goals.
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.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is the use of antiviral medications to prevent HIV before someone is exposed. Scholar Rupa Patel, MD, offers an overview of PReP and related challenges, and three people share their stories learning about and obtaining the drug.
Since August 2017, over 900,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, establishing the largest single refugee camp in the world. Nearly 50% are adolescents (ages 10-18 years) and the majority is female.
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine
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. […]