March 13 2020
Medical Campus
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Developing countries represent half the cancer burden around the world, but only 7% of global cancer resources.
Washington University anthropologist Glenn Stone gets beyond the GMO debates to investigate the history and current usage of Golden Rice.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is the use of antiviral medications to prevent HIV before someone is exposed. Scholar Rupa Patel, MD, offers an overview of PReP and related challenges, and three people share their stories learning about and obtaining the drug.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine
Supported by Washington University’s Institute for Public Health, the Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) is an informal network of researchers, students and community partners with a common interest in improving understanding of human trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable populations. Mission The primary mission of HTCN is to facilitate from a public health approach interdisciplinary research, education, dissemination and community […]
Co-Director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy and Bernard Becker Professor at the Brown School, Tim McBride weighs in on the latest efforts by the Trump administration to strike down the ACA...
African American Employment and Covid-19: Disparities and  Compounding Risks by Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD COVID-19 is an equal opportunity virus, but exposure to this virus does not take place in an equal opportunity context. Although only some states and counties provide COVID-19 cases and outcomes by race, the data available indicate that disparities are stark. We […]
The Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) pilot program has awarded funding for four projects in the 2017-2018 cycle. The funding for these year-long projects begins on June 1, 2017. Demonstrating the Economic Value of spine nerve Injury Reconstruction Spine nerve injuries (i.e. brachial plexus injuries) have a profound effect on patients due to the devastating and […]
By Brianna Cusanno, 2015 Summer Research Program Participant Reflecting on the course my life has taken since I participated in the Institute of Public Health’s Summer Research Program, I realize that I now find myself in a position I never would have anticipated two years ago. I knew in June of 2015 that I wanted […]
This article originally appeared on The Source and is reprinted here with permission. Elevated Urea Levels Likely a Culprit Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. […]
Written by Arielle Smith, BA candidate in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis and participant in the 2021 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program If the podcasts you listen to are anything like those that I enjoy, you must be hearing a lot of advertisements for online counseling services like BetterHelp. […]
A home for information about Washington University's look at gun violence, one of our greatest public health challenges.
By Karen Shymanski, Communications Manager, Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis The holidays can bring out the best, and the worst, in people. The best – many are in a giving spirit and look for ways in which they can give back to their community. The worst – when people become […]