Faculty Scholar, Ziyad Al-Aly, epidemiologist, says infection is likely to soar further as millions travel for the Chinese lunar New Year in a few weeks.
New omicron subvariants now dominant in the U.S., raising fears of a winter surge (Links to an external site)
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Institute Faculty Scholar, Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, authored a new study showing the likelihood that dominant COVID-19 subvariants could mean a harsh winter in terms of illness.
Five things about Covid we still don’t understand at our peril (Links to an external site)
The Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, Bill Powderly, MD, offers some insights into moving forward in a world still battling COVID-19 variants.
Center assists in forming new initiative focused on infectious diseases
The Institute for Public Health’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation, the Brown School and the School of Medicine’s Infectious Disease Division at Washington University in St. Louis have collaborated to launch the Infectious Disease Dissemination and Implementation Science (IDDI) Initiative. “The time is right for a collaborative effort in implementation science and a broad swath of […]
Washington University joins major NIH effort to advance health data science in Africa (Links to an external site)
School of Medicine faculty will lead an initiative to train data scientists in Rwanda. That faculty includes the Institute’s Global Health Center Director, Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, co-principal investigator. Read the School of Medicine story.
Vaccinations: The path back to normal?
This blogpost by Summer Research Program student Sabir Khan, concerns the current state of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
Adaptations of pandemic proportions: Reflections one year later
In this blogpost by practicum student Chase Bryer, COVID-19 tactics used by service providers to aid immigrant and refugee populations is discussed.
Institute Faculty Scholar receives grant for local vaccinations (Links to an external site)
Matthew Kreuter, the Kahn Family Professor of Public Health at the Brown School and Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar has received $1.9 million in grants to help increase COVID-19 vaccinations among Black residents in St. Louis. Read the article originally published in The Source.
Among COVID-19 survivors, an increased risk of death, serious illness (Links to an external site)
Originally published by the Washington University School of Medicine. News release written by Julia Evangelou Strait. A major study, partially supported by the Institute for Public Health, details long-term effects of COVID-19 among those who have survived the virus. The study’s senior author is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, an Institute faculty scholar […]
Mentee reflects on Global Health Mentoring Program
Meet a participant in the Global Health Mentoring Program and find out what attracted her to the program.
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 […]
COVID-19 patients at higher risk of death, health problems than those with flu (Links to an external site)
This research was funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; the Institute for Public Health at Washington University; The American Society of Nephrology; and The KidneyCure Foundation. Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, who headed the study, is also a Faculty Scholar at the Institute for Public Health. This article was originally published by the Washington University […]
2020: Artful global health reflections
For many, this year was like no other in recent memory: politics, COVID-19, natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes, mental health, racism, etc. What is your personal perception of how 2020 has affected Global Health? The Global Health Center compiled this capsule of reflections and artwork from Global Health practitioners, students and faculty. Title: Hunger […]
COVID-19 and Compounding Losses
by Barbara L. Finch, MLA, Alumna, Washington University in St. Louis The older adults I know are scared. In the independent living retirement community where I live, eight months of isolation because of Covid-19 is beginning to take its toll. While we are no longer “locked down” like we were during the first few months of […]
Reflection: COVID-19 exacerbates ageism in our society
by Danielle Friz, BSN Candidate, ’21, University of Missouri – St. Louis; participant Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program- Aging and Neurological Diseases Track In a seminar led by Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell, director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, I was very interested to learn about how ageism has played such a […]
A contrasting response to COVID-19: Ireland and the United States
Written by Farhana Nabi, MD candidate at the University College Dublin & University College Dublin Scholar in the 2020 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program The week of March 15th, I packed and unpacked my bags several times as I considered moving back home to Brooklyn. I had just gotten back from a road […]
Reflection: Public health in St. Louis
Written by Lauren Jennings, BS Candidate, University of Kansas; SPRIGHT Scholar in the 2020 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Abbreviated Track As a rising senior at the University of Kansas, I study Molecular Biology on the premedical track. My experiences working with marginalized groups in my collegiate career paired with my […]
COVID-19: Research advancements at WashU
Written by Emmanuel K. Tetteh, MD, MPH Candidate ’21 Washington University in St. Louis; Stephanie and Chris Doerr Summer Research Scholar in the 2020 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Abbreviated Track As COVID-19 cases in the United States and globally continue to rise, there is an urgent need […]
Emergency Departments, Older Adults & Coronavirus Part I: What are the Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) Guidelines?
Written by Tanner Meyer, Masters Research Fellow in Aging, Class of ‘21, Friedman Center for Aging As we have written about before, ageism continues to rear its ugly head during the Coronavirus pandemic. The media has depicted older adults, ranging from age 60 to 100, as a homogeneous, frail group, destined to contract the virus. […]
COVID-19 double jeopardy: The intersection of race and age
Written by Emma Swinford, Natalie Galucia and Nancy Morrow-Howell Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis The American Society on Aging recently released a statement, which begins, “Age offers no immunity to racism and violence.” In fact, age often magnifies the impact of structural inequalities like racism. […]
Institute awards funding for COVID-19 projects that study its impact on individuals and communities
The Institute for Public Health announces funding for seven research projects aimed at social and policy countermeasures in health that will mitigate the spread and negative impact of COVID-19 among individuals and communities. “While it’s important to advance research on basic science, testing and treatment for COVID-19, it’s equally important to understand the social, mental, […]
COVID-19: Viewing the Virus from Senior Living and Senior Living
Written by Barbara L. Finch, MLA and alumna, Washington University in St. Louis Shortly before my husband and I moved into an independent living retirement community three years ago, a friend asked: “Will this be like living in a college dorm?” In some ways it is. There are a number of people (in our case, […]
Center for Dissemination and Implementation Awards Rapid Add-On (RAD) Funding
The Center for Dissemination and Implementation has awarded $15,000 in Rapid Add-on Funding to the following study, which centers on the impact of a lapse in education to Pakistani and Afghani children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The RAD funding mechanism enables investigators to rapidly “add-on” measurements or pilot data collection to an existing observational or experimental research […]
COVID-19: Modeling and Moving Forward
Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health; Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, director, Center for Dissemination and Implementation; and Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, co-director, Center for Health Economics and Policy Members of the Institute for Public Health team are using mathematical and epidemiological modeling to help inform local and state government and health authorities’ […]
Opinion: Ageism in COVID coverage shrouds full picture of older adult population
Written by Nancy Morrow-Howell, Natalie Galucia and Emma Swinford of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis News coverage of the pandemic addresses everyone in later life as one monolithic group – “the elderly” – vulnerable, lonely, living in retirement facilities. Of course, attention […]
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Across the world, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is affecting the lives of nearly every single person. A special spotlight series presented by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, features conversations with diverse members of the St. Louis regional community regarding how they view the pandemic, and what strategies they use to thrive in this time of […]
COVID-19 & older adults: Time Management & self-care skills
Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health; Natalie Galucia, MSW; Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD; and Emma Swinford, MPH, MSW, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging Embed from Getty Images Stay-at-home orders have meant that the routines of millions of people have been disrupted. To stay safe at home, many older adults have been disconnected […]
COVID-19: Voices from WashU at Home
The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health is featuring a series of blogs written by students who are isolating at home during the Coronavirus pandemic. These are a few of their stories: Reyan CoskunMedical Student Before medical school started, I had dedicated my last free summer to reading as many books as I […]
Good mental health during COVID-19
Written by Jessica A. Gold, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine & Faculty Scholar at the Institute for Public Health “How are you?” These three little words used to just be a casual greeting between friends, family, a doctor and a patient, or even casual acquaintances. They […]
Shared perspective of the impact of COVID-19 on patients at Liga Nacional Contra El Cancer e Instituto Nacional de Cancerología in Guatemala
Written by Angel Velarde, MD, MSCE, research director at LNCC-Incan & collaborator on the USAID-ASHA grant The President of Liga Nacional Contra El Cáncer (LIGA) e Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INCAN), Dr. Vicky De Falla, announced that despite the impact of COVID-19 on Guatemala, patients at INCAN are still receiving radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment, although […]