Doctors Without Borders begins new chapter at WU

A Doctors Without Borders chapter at Washington University, started by senior Amrita Ramesh, will be among the first five chapters to begin on university campuses across the United States.

Danielle Drake-Flam | Contributing Reporter

Free mental health counseling service adds additional location

The mental health subcommittee of Student Health Services’ Health and Wellness Committee is launching a new location as part of its “Let’s Talk” program, an initiative designed to provide Washington University students with easy, free consultations with professional counselors.

Danielle Drake-Flam | Contributing Reporter

Pancreatic cancer investigators awarded $10.4M federal grant

The National Cancer Institute awarded a $10.4 million grant to a team of Washington University researchers and physicians currently working to develop novel methods of treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Prajwal Keranahalli | Staff Reporter

Dr. David Perlmutter announced as dean of medical school

This month, Washington University announced Dr. David H. Perlmutter as the new dean of the medical school, taking over for Dr. Larry Shapiro on December 1.

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Drug-gene database aims to simplify research

A Washington University medical school professor and his brother have released a database that will allow cancer researchers to explore drug-gene interactions more easily.

Peter Jones | Contributing Reporter

Facebook post highlights concerns with mental health policy

A former Washington University student’s public accusation of mental health mismanagement has sparked a campus dialogue on how the University handles psychological illness.

Student Life Staff

PETA ‘expose’ continues fight against WU cat labs

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has redoubled its attack on Washington University’s use of cats after a student sent PETA video footage showing a class practicing medical procedures on cats.

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Bee venom cure for HIV rallies scientists, student beekeepers

A recent study conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine discovered that a compound found in bee venom has the capability of protecting cells against HIV. Using these results, the researchers hope ultimately to create a gel in order to prevent the spread of the disease.

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SHS-Barnes policy change misconveyed to students

While students say their RAs informed them that a new policy would allow them to jump the lines at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital ER, school and hospital officials say the supposed policy does not exist and would compromise equal patient care.

SHS stops requiring its own health insurance

Washington University is no longer requiring that students purchase their own health insurance, in compliance with nationally mandated changes under the Affordable Care Act.

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