Tarek Alhamad, MD, an institute faculty scholar, discusses race-based criteria for kidney donations in this Kaiser Health News article that follows an interracial donor match, which took place at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Exercise may lower your cancer risk and help if you get the disease (Links to an external site)
Institute Deputy Director Graham Colditz is mentioned for his groundbreaking work on the cancer-exercise connection in this The Washington Post piece.
Suicides By Drug Overdose Have Increased Among Young Americans (Links to an external site)
“An increase in these numbers in this population is concerning — and critically important to address — but the fact that it is increasing is not entirely surprising,” said psychiatrist Dr. Jessica Gold, director of wellness, engagement, and outreach in the department of psychiatry of Washington University in St. Louis.
St. Louis doctor urges pregnant women to get boosted, as more get hospitalized in Omicron surge (Links to an external site)
Ebony Carter reacts to the rising number of pregnant women admitted to hospitals during this Covid surge without having received a booster.
Preparing for a Career in Aging: Part III
By Natalie Galucia, MSW, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging & Annie Wright, MSOT ’21, School of Medicine Washington University has a variety of options available to students who are looking to pursue careers in aging. Throughout many different schools across both the Danforth and School of Medicine Campuses, students are focusing their learning to […]
COVID-19: Navigating Sheltering in Place
Navigating “Sheltering in Place” as an International Student By Yasser Omar Abdellatif Master of Public Health in Global Health, Brown School of Social Work Mentee, Global Health Center Mentoring Program, Institute for Public Health Making it through the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19 is challenging. There is a lot of uncertainty around the situation. No one, […]
COVID-19: The “Panic” in the Pandemic
By Ishmael Dzigbordi Aziati, PhD Postdoc Research Associate, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Global Health Mentoring Program, Global Health Center The year 2019 was a near perfect one for me. I graduated in September with a PhD in virology having lived in Tokyo for years. It is the same year I got my […]
Preparing for a Career in Aging: Part II
By Natalie Galucia, MSW, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging & Roger Wong, MPH, MSW, PhD, Brown School of Social Work Washington University has a variety of options available to students pursuing careers in aging. Across both the Danforth and School of Medicine Campuses, students are preparing for this field. To get a taste of the […]
A Letter to Caregivers during a Pandemic
My Perspective as a First Year MSW Working in the Field of Aging By Tanner Meyer, MSW ‘21 When applying to the Brown School, my personal statement promised that I would pursue a career in LatinX health care. This is still my goal, though I have paired it with another: to work with aging […]
A “Friday Nighter” with Missouri State Representative Deborah Lavender By Emily Davis, MD/MPH Student at Washington University “What is the one thing you want to get done this year?” That is the question Missouri State Representative Deb Lavender (D) posed to a group of students, faculty, and members of the community at a recent Friday […]
Life Outside of Violence program helps individuals, community end cycle of violence (Links to an external site)
Jane Doe* is a young woman with several children. For the majority of her life, she’s been in a violent environment. It began when she was a child and continued off and on as she became a young woman. For now, she’s violence-free…
New public health directorship from BJC HealthCare honors Shapiro (Links to an external site)
The directorship of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis has been named in honor of Larry J. Shapiro, MD, former executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.
High schoolers tackle systems of gun violence (Links to an external site)
A few dozen St. Louis area high school students gathered for a summit to discuss how system dynamics can affect gun violence in the community.
Chicken coops, sewage treatment plants are hot spots of antibiotic resistance (Links to an external site)
Study surveyed bacterial ecosystems in developing countries.
Washington Univ. Receives $1.6 Million from Gates Foundation (Links to an external site)
Washington People: Enola Proctor (Links to an external site)
Faculty Scholar Enola Proctor works to speed research, brings people together to solve ‘hard problems’.
Hillman Hall Dedicated, Includes Seigle Suite for the Institute (Links to an external site)
The Thomas and Jennifer Hillman Hall, the Brown School’s newest building includes “second home” of the Institute for Public Health.
New research reveals financial peril facing low-income families (Links to an external site)
Gun Violence Initiative launches with standing-room-only event (Links to an external site)
“Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis,” a yearlong initiative at Washington University in St. Louis, was launched during an April 21 program that attracted a standing-room-only crowd in the Eric P. Newman Education Center at the School of Medicine.
Profile of Nancy Morrow-Howell (Links to an external site)
Gerontology expert works to understand ‘whole picture’ of aging.