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.

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, […]

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Expedites PPE Innovation

By Kyle Nicholson B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2020 McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis Global Health Student Advisory Committee Co-Chair, Global Health Center Recently, Jacaranda van Rheenen, PhD, manager of the Global Health Center connected me with Hiram Gay, MD, a radiation oncologist interested in developing emergency protective equipment for his team of […]

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 […]

Policy Perspectives

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 […]