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Washington University School of Medicine to introduce new curriculum next year

The Washington University School of Medicine plans to revamp its entire curriculum starting in the 2020-2021 academic year.

| News Editor

Medical school shooting sets off alert system on Monday

A shooting took place on the Washington University Medical Campus near 600 S. Taylor Ave on Monday. The incident involved two groups of youths and resulted in a teenage boy being treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

| Breaking News Editor

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.

| Senior News Editor

Medical association proposes changes to MCAT for 2015

A series of proposed changes to the MCAT would add additional material to the test and make it longer than the current version. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the group in charge of the test, announced the suggested changes last week.

| News Editor

Med school dedicates new BJC Institute of Health building

The new $235 million BJC Institute of Health building was formally dedicated at a Collaboration Celebration last week. The building houses many laboratories and support facilities for the university’s Biomed 21 initiative–an initiative that promotes the interdisciplinary study of diseases in the hope of shortening the time between a research discovery and its effects on […]

| Staff Reporter

School of Medicine gets grant to study river blindness

The Washington University School of Medicine has received a five-year, $13 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to research possible cures for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness. According to Gary Weil, medical school professor and the principal investigator for the project, lymphatic filariasis is present in 81 countries around the world.

| Staff Reporter

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