Older Americans Month: Powered by connection

May is Older American’s Month! Find out more about tips for engaging in meaningful relationships and social connections, which have proven to improve our mental, physical and emotional well-being as we age.

Reflections on working with the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration

Written by Max Karakul, 2023 School of Law graduate I am proud of the work that I have been able to do with the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration and thankful for the opportunity to do it. I am proud of the work because it is the kind of global, impactful work that […]

Center works to end Ageism, commemorates Ageism Awareness Day, October 7

Written by Michele Dinman, MPH, project coordinator at the WashU for Life Initiative, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging October 7 is Ageism Awareness Day. Led by the American Society on Aging, it is held to raise awareness of the existence and impact of ageism in our communities. The World Health Organization, in its Global […]

The curse of knowledge: Bridging the knowledge gap

Read a perspective of her Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases track experience from a member of the cohort along with her work on the “Spatial Navigation Experiences and Abilities” project.

A personal case study on white coat syndrome

A student in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health track discusses her personal connection with a lecture on cardiovascular health.

Lessons in Alzheimer’s disease

Read a perspective on Alzheimer’s disease from a student in the Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases track.

Enhancing sustainability in global cancer care

In this observation from a student in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health track, learn about how the PEWS systems works to assess health in hospitalized children.

The inextricable nature of food insecurity: A deeper look at Haiti’s eroded and disturbed river ecosystems

Written by Kyle Tran, A.B. candidate in biology, microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis; and participant in the 2023 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program As a participant in the  Summer Research DIversity Program in Cardiovascular Disease & Hematology (RADIANCE) track, I was given the opportunity to attend a lecture titled, From Pearl […]

Celebrating freedom and wellness: Uniting our community for an empowered Juneteenth

Written by Maeve Fahy, BCL, MD candidate, University College Dublin, Ireland, and the Mark and Cathleen Reifsteck Summer Research Program Scholar in the 2023 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program As a student in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track, I was thrilled to attend the festivities […]