Ageism – the unnoticed -ism

Written by Michele Dinman, project coordinator for the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health “She looks so good for her age”…“I was having a senior moment”…“50 is the new 30”…“Old people go there”….“You don’t look 70”… “Millennials have an inflated sense of entitlement” …“She is too young to be […]

Return to normal

Mateo Blair, a Summer Research Program- Aging and Neurological Diseases Track participant, discusses her experiences in Dr. Susan Stark’s lab.

Data Infrastructure Part III – Data sharing in the era of COVID-19: Transforming public health

Written by Randi E. Foraker, PhD, MA, FAHA, FAMIA, director of the Public Health Data & Training Center at the Institute for Public Health; director of the Center for Population Health Informatics at the Institute for Informatics; Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medical Sciences; and, Professor of Public Health at the Brown […]

Remembering the people behind the disease

In this blogpost written by Sophia Tu, a Summer Research Program student in the Aging & Neurological Diseases Track, studies concerning dementia and Alzheimers are discussed.

Summer Research Program Experience 2.0

This blogpost written by Summer Research Program, Aging & Neurological Diseases Track student, Danielle Friz discusses various presentations on chronic diseases in aging adults.

Global cardiovascular disease

This blogpost by Summer Research Program student, Sabir Khan, concerns the global burden of cardiovascular disease.

Purpose for life over a lifespan

This blog post by Summer Research Program student Aja Jones assesses the connection between healthy aging and a continuous development of an individual’s purpose for life.

Vaccinations: The path back to normal?

This blogpost by Summer Research Program student Sabir Khan, concerns the current state of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

WashU & LIGA/INCAN present at national radiology meeting

Global Health Center Manager, Jacaranda van Rheenen, gives an overview of a recent presentation at a national conference concerning the center’s project to serve cancer patients in Guatemala.

The opportunity of a lifetime

In this blogpost, written by Summer Research Program student, Marley Vogel, she discusses her work with the Lyons Lab at WashU.

An exciting experience

In this blogpost written by Summer Research Program student, Josie Wright, the COMPASS program and home modifications for stroke patients are discussed.

COVID-19: Age & Race Lead to Compounding Risk

Issues affecting older adults during the time of COVID-19 are the topic of this blogpost by guest author, Morgan Van Vleck, masters research fellow in aging.

Read, Watch, Listen: Human Rights Today

The Student Advisory Council at the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration has developed links for you to look at, read & listen to on center topics.

How Homesharing Provides Benefits During The Pandemic

Content provided by Odd Couples Housing The idea of homesharing has been around for years. Around the country, various formal and informal networks for finding tenants, short-term borders, or roommates have surfaced. Instead of finding roommates through word-of-mouth or college campus flyers, now there are structured options to support homesharing, including a few options in […]

Why older people are among the first to get the vaccine

By Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, the Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy, Brown School of Social Work and director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging On December 8, 2020, the first Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine went into the arm of a 90-year-old woman, Margaret Keenan, with the second delivered to an 81-year-old […]

APHA climate change resources

The American Public Health Association says “The science is clear: climate change is a serious threat to human health.” They offer a number of resources on this important topic on the Climate Change section of their website, available here. They also created this infographic outlining some of the key takeaways surrounding this issue:

2020 Global Health Week: An amazing virtual success

Written by Global Health Student Advisory Committee Members, Rama Balasubramaniam, McKelvey School of Engineering; Blake Sells, School of Medicine; and Hailey Spaeth, Arts & Sciences The Global Health Center, its Global Health Student Advisory Committee (GHSAC), the Women in Global Health- Midwest Chapter and all seven WashU schools — Arts & Sciences, Brown School, McKelvey […]

New Retirement Includes Purpose as Well as Leisure

Friedman Center for Aging “Your Next Move” Seminar Summary Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health Being in my early 50’s and thinking about “many years from now” when I’ll retire, (not really; it’s probably coming sooner than we all expect!) I decided to attend the Friedman Center for Aging “Your Next Move” Seminar […]

Collaborator Spotlight! Marcela French

Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration MARCELA FRENCH Data Services CoordinatorThe Women’s Safe House Meet Ms. Marcela French, a bilingual advocate working to empower women and their families who have suffered from domestic violence and human trafficking. Ms. French currently works at The Women’s Safe House in St. Louis, which continues to offer shelter […]