Med school alum Wen appointed president of Planned Parenthood

Washington University School of Medicine alumna Dr. Leana Wen was appointed to the presidency of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Sept. 12.

Brooks Kennedy | Contributing Reporter

SHS forms first recovery group created to combat addiction on campus

The Habif Health and Wellness Center created Washington University’s first recovery group to provide a space for students recovering from substance abuse and other addictions.

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan | Contributing Reporter

National flu epidemic spreads to Wash. U.’s campus

Dr. Cheri LeBlanc, director of the Habif Health and Wellness Center, said she has seen a considerable increase in Wash. U. flu cases this year.

Meghan Sharma | Staff Reporter

SHS unveils new online therapy treatment program

Student Health Services launched a new web-based treatment this fall called Therapist Assisted Online that aims to help alleviate any anxiety, depression or stress that students may feel.

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School of Medicine receives $46 million grant, makes headway toward use of Zika virus as cancer treatment

The National Institute of Health has awarded the School of Medicine a $46 million grant to support translational science research—which aims to “translate” findings in fundamental research into medical practice and meaningful health outcomes.

Meghan Sharma | Contributing Reporter

Alcohol education initiative prompts further discussion of WU’s policies

Washington University participated in National Alcohol Screening Day, an initiative that provides outreach, education and screening to raise awareness about harmful drinking behaviors, April 6.

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Campaign seeks to reduce number of missed SHS mental health appointments

In response to a high volume of missed mental health appointments at Student Health Services, the Health and Wellness Committee has launched a campaign to reduce the number of missed appointments.

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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