The ocean is struggling to stay afloat

Learn more about the ocean’s crucial need to be protected in this blog post by a student in the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track.

The halfway point of an exciting summer

A student participating in the Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases Track discusses her work with the Stark Lab at WashU.

When science is inexhaustible, learning never ends

Read a reflection about her work with infectious disease Assistant Professor, Carlos Mejia-Chew, written by a participant in the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track.

The importance of storytelling research

Learn about the SYNCHRONY project in this blog post by a participant in the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track.

Fishing for health

Learn more about how fish is meeting nutrition requirements for coastal Kenya in this blog post by a participant in the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track.

The untapped power of LGBTQ+ blood drives

Learn more about how the U.S. is handling its blood supply during COVID-19 in this blog post from a Summer Research Program participant in the Public & Global Health track.

An afternoon as an older adult

See through the eyes of an older adult with macular degeneration in this blog post by a participant in the Summer Research Program-Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.

Leaning into multidisciplinary research

In this blog post by a participating student in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health track, learn about the PHRAME program led by Jean Hunleth, PhD.

A researcher in retrograde

Read the reflections of a researcher currently participating in the institute’s Summer Research Program-Public & Global Health Track.

Write, rewrite and even read out loud!

Professional writing skills are a must-have for anyone. Learn more about tips and protocols in this blog post from the 2022 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program.

Getting started in the Summer Research Program

Find out what’s happening with students in the Summer Research Program-Aging & Neurological Diseases Track in this blog post from a participating student.

Mothers are timeless

Read the latest blog post by our Summer Research Program students in the Public & Global Health Track.

Celebrating aging!

Read more about resources and tips for helping older adults celebrate Older Americans Month!

Women in Global Health-Midwest Chapter members share reflections and plans

Written by Katie Crowder, administrative assistant, Global Health Center and Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The Women in Global Health – Midwest Chapter works year-round to achieve gender equality in Global Health by advocating for gender transformative leadership. We recently checked in with the chapter’s organizational team. As summer rounds […]

Farewell to a great colleague – Jeanie Bryant

Written by Katie Crowder, administrative coordinator for the Global Health Center Jeanie Bryant has worked for Washington University’s Institute for Public Health for several years and as a beloved member of the staff, has been invited to transition into many different roles. She is set to retire in the very near future, so we sat […]

A Geroscientist’s perspective on Careers in Aging

Careers in Aging Week, April 17-23 is designed to bring awareness to the wide-ranging career opportunities in the field of aging. Read one geroscientist’s point of view here.

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

In this blog post, Faculty Scholar and contributor to the Friedman Center for Aging, Brian Carpenter, asks some important questions about health care as we age.

Mix-n-Mingle offers engagement with global health experts

Written by Kaelan Smyser, WUSTL undergraduate and member of the Global Health Center Student Advisory Committee On Friday, March 11, trainees, faculty, and staff from Washington University in St. Louis and beyond, gathered to meet with global health experts including Ana María Arbeláez, MD, division chief of pediatric endocrinology, at the School of Medicine; Jessica […]

Medicaid enrollment in Missouri begins; applications appear vigorous

Written by Timothy McBride, co-director, Center for Health Economics and Policy The expansion of Medicaid in Missouri began in 2021, and after resolution of a lawsuit at the Missouri Supreme Court in July, enrollment applications were accepted starting on October 2021. As of January 21, 2022, enrollment in the adult expansion group (AEG) had reached […]

Climate change is a public health crisis

Written by Ola Adebayo, MPH candidate and student worker at the Institute for Public Health There has been a plethora of unprecedented climate activity in 2021. This year we have seen global sea levels rise to a new high, months of rainfall occurred in the space of a few hours in China, levels of CO2 […]

After engaging with the Global Health Center, trainee finds community, mentorship and success

Written by Christine O’Brien, PhD, instructor in the Washington University Department of Radiology After joining the WashU Department of Radiology as a postdoc in the spring of 2018, I quickly found ways to engage with the global health community. My first introduction to the Global Health Center was through attendance at one of their Global […]

Your Next Move: Transitioning to the New Retirement comes to UCollege this spring

Written by Chris Frey, LCSW, Your Next Move course instructor As an educator and counselor, my interest in how we navigate transitions of all shapes and sizes has grown significantly through the years. As I have aged, my journey to understand both the familiar and unique aspects of life changes that call on us to […]

COVID-19 affects everything: The increase in opioid-related deaths & initiatives

Written by Ola Adebayo, MPH candidate and student worker at the Institute for Public Health Overdose-related deaths have reached an all-time high with more than 96,000 people dying during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a 30 percent increase from 2019, the largest increase ever seen of drug-related deaths in the United […]

Something is in the air: The confluence of climate change, environmental racism, & Covid-19

Written by Kaelan Smyser, undergraduate student and member of the Global Health Center Student Advisory Committee at the Institute for Public Health Students, faculty and staff gathered at the 2021 Global Health Week at Washington University in St. Louis, to attend an interdisciplinary panel on the intersection of climate change, environmental racism and Covid-19. The […]

“Kids these days”: Why youth-directed ageism is an issue for everyone

Written by Morgan Van Vleck, MSW candidate (’22) and Masters Research Fellow in Aging at the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging As we become an increasingly aged society, it is important to understand how stereotypes and bias against both younger and older age groups functions and leads to fractures in intergenerational relationships. Ageism against […]

The hidden hero: Meet a Guatemalan physician fighting for his patients

Written by Hiram Gay, MD, professor of Radiation Oncology at Washington University in St. Louis I have known Dr. Edgar Ruiz since 2015. He is the current Radiation Oncology Department Chair at LIGA Nacional contra el Cáncer/ Instituto de Cancerología (LIGA/INCAN) in Guatemala. He is a remarkable physician who along with a team of radiation […]

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 […]