WashU appoints inaugural Ryan Dean of public health for planned school

“One of the world’s most influential public health leaders” is named the inaugural Margaret C. Ryan Dean of WashU’s planned School of Public Health, beginning Jan. 1. Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, who was the keynote speaker at the annual Public Health at WashU Annual Conference last year, will helm the university’s first new school in […]

Plants pack powerful protein, too (Links to an external site)

“Plant-based proteins are a nutritious alternative to animal-based proteins and can be incorporated into a variety of diets,” said Adetunji T. Toriola, M.D., Ph.D., professor, Division of Public Health Sciences, & Public Health Faculty Scholar, in a Feast Magazine article on the advantages of choosing plant-based proteins.

Arts & Sciences launches Public Health & Society program (Links to an external site)

Public Health & Society, is launching in the fall, & E.A. Quinn, associate professor of anthropology & Diana Parra Perez, PhD, assistant professor of public health, & Public Health Faculty Scholars, will be co-teaching “Foundations of Public Health.” Lindsay Stark, DrPH, professor of public health and Public Health Faculty Scholar, is co-director of the program.

Moment of promise (Links to an external site)

A Washington Magazine article highlighting neuroscience research at WashU mentions research by Gautam Dantas, PhD, professor of laboratory & genomic medicine & Public Health Faculty Scholar, finding that the gut microbiome is significantly different in people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Planting and cultivating seeds through connection (Links to an external site)

Diana Parra Perez, PhD, assistant professor & Public Health Faculty Scholar, is ensuring that activities in the REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health)-STL grant, helping improve health by preventing chronic diseases & reducing health disparities in parts of north St. Louis city and county are community driven.

Elmesky receives William H. Danforth St. Louis Confluence Award (Links to an external site)

Rowhea Elmesky, PhD, associate professor of education in Arts & Sciences and Public Health Faculty Scholar, received the William H. Danforth St. Louis Confluence Award. Susy Stark, PhD, professor, Program in Occupational Therapy, Trish Kohl, PhD, professor, Brown School, & Kelly Harris, PhD, instructor, Occupational Therapy & Surgery, and Public Health Faculty Scholars, were top 10 finalists.