MLK Commemoration Week: Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. as a whole human being! (Links to an external site)

MLK Commemoration Week: Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. as a whole human being!
Dr. King dedicated his life to improving the educational access and opportunity given to every person, and at WashU School of Medicine we continue to strive toward those values. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Week is a platform for engaging students, faculty, trainees, staff, and community members in critical conversations around race and contemporary civil rights issues in America. All are welcome to get involved and participate!

High school founded with help of med school leader receives accolades (Links to an external site)

High school founded with help of med school leader receives accolades
Will Ross co-founded Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience in 2013. A magnet public high school, Collegiate aims to serve high-achieving students, many of whom reside in under-resourced neighborhoods and are interested in pursuing careers in science, medicine and health. In August, Collegiate School was ranked the No. 2 public high school out of 455 schools in Missouri, and No. 150 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Healthcare advocate Brenda Battle keynotes HG Phillips Lecture (Links to an external site)

Healthcare advocate Brenda Battle keynotes HG Phillips Lecture
Brenda Battle returned to St. Louis to deliver the Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series keynote address and she offered a stirring message urging the region to reduce its healthcare disparities. The annual event carried the 2023 theme of “Anchoring Communities: A Roadmap to Equity and Transformation in Marginalized Communities.”

Shining a light on Black women physicians

Shining a light on Black women physicians
From the Civil War to the 21st century, Black women have fought to become physicians. A new book by Jasmine Brown, AB ’18, tells the story of the barriers Black women pursuing a career in medicine have faced throughout ­history. ­Published in January, Twice as Hard ­(Beacon Press) shines a light on the achievements of these ­women, often ignored or forgotten.

Amplifying Voices of Women Scientists: Stories around career path and community support

 Date: Apr 21, 2023  Time: 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Location: Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning & Teaching Center (FLTC), 520 S Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 Add to: Google Calendar | Outlook | iCal File Personal stories are a powerful way to building understanding, connection and motivation to become agents of change! The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is proud […]

Happy Ramadan!

Last week marked the beginning of Ramadan this year. People all over the world, here in St. Louis, and many colleagues and patients will be celebrating and observing Ramadan. As we work towards a culture that values diversity and a community that strives to foster belonging, we thought it might be helpful to share a […]

T37 LEAD Summer Training Program

The International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) at the Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Psychiatry at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine are thrilled to announce the recruitment has opened for the 2023 cohort of the LEAD Global Training Program. LEAD provides a unique opportunity for those committed to global mental […]

A family of pediatricians paves way for health equity in St. Louis (Links to an external site)

Long before scholars began studying racial, social and economic barriers to health care, the Nash family prioritized health equity by caring for the health and well-being of hundreds, if not thousands, of children in the St. Louis area, many of whom were poor and Black. The family’s legacy will be commemorated with the renaming of […]

Rogers selected as scholar in emerging leadership program (Links to an external site)

Cynthia E. Rogers, MD, the Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and director of the William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). As a crucial part of NAM’s Emerging […]

Young people at risk (Links to an external site)

Young people at risk
Most parents and caregivers feel frightened and helpless when their teenagers and young adults start exhibiting early signs of psychosis. It’s why Daniel T. Mamah, MD, started the Washington Early Recognition Center, a free, outpatient clinic that opened in January 2020 and serves patients ages 13 to 25.

In Solidarity (Links to an external site)

In Solidarity
We are saddened and angered by the recent violence fueled by white supremacy and racism in Buffalo, Laguna Woods, and Dallas. We honor those who lost their lives. We grieve with those who lost loved ones and all who are impacted by the trauma of these events.

To Combat Gun Violence, Clean Up the Neighborhood (Links to an external site)

To Combat Gun Violence, Clean Up the Neighborhood
“I knew I would devote my career to fighting gun violence after seeing the devastation wrought on Black men and their families as a WUSTL med student. I was introduced to concepts of neighborhoods, place and health by my mentor during research fellowship. It has been an honor to be part of a large team that is working to dismantle structural racism and its impact on the environment, all with the goal of building healthy and safe Black communities.”