Tag: Washington University

Clayton Plan Commission to take first step toward considering renovation of Adzick Field

PHOTO: An artist’s rendering of the proposed updates to Adzick Field at Shaw Park in Clayton. A local architect is pitching an alteration and exterior renovation of Clayton High School’s Adzick Field that would transform the 195,000 square-foot site into a multi-use facility replete with synthetic turf and additional updates to the entire facility. The multi-purpose artificial turf field will allow Adzick Field to host a number of high school athletic events, including baseball, softball and field hockey, according […]

RELEASE: Bauer gift establishes named deanship at School of Medicine

A $5 million gift from philanthropists George and Carol Bauer to Washington University in St. Louis establishes a named deanship for the School of Medicine. This deanship recognizes and perpetuates the distinguished leadership of the school’s previous deans. Their collective vision and influence are credited with the school’s preeminent stature and with paving the way for its future successes. The Bauers’ gift is one of many given to the university by the couple over the […]

RELEASE: $5 million supports innovative breast cancer trial

by Julia Evangelou Strait Ron Bose, MD, PhD, (left) and Cynthia Ma, MD, PhD, and their teams are conducting research that may lead to better therapies for some breast cancer patients. They have been awarded a $5 million grant to support such research. A $5 million grant from the Department of Defense will support research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aimed at improving breast cancer therapies. The research focuses on HER2-positive breast […]

RELEASE: Lee named Stupp Professor of Neurology

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, (center) has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology in recognition of his contributions to stroke research. Shown at his installation are (from left) John C. Morris, MD; David Holtzman, MD; Lee; David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and executive vice chancellor for medical affairs; and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Stroke neurologist Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology […]

Airbnb numbers to spike in Missouri during commencement season

Graduation season is upon us, and that means families from out of town will flock to college towns across the Show-Me state to shower their loved ones with congratulatory messages. But they’ll also need a place to stay. According to data released by Airbnb Tuesday, more people will stay in rentals backed by the room-sharing company during the 2018 commencement season in Missouri, than last year. For graduation weekends throughout the state, local Airbnb host […]

RELEASE: Foreign policy expert, scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter to deliver Commencement address

Anne-Marie Slaughter, a renowned foreign policy expert, scholar and former top State Department official, will give the 2018 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Slaughter also is known for writing a widely read article that sparked a national debate around women’s work-life balance. Wrighton made the announcement to the Class of 2018 during the annual senior class toast April 5 in the Danforth University Center. The university’s 157th […]

RELEASE: Antibiotic use increases risk of severe viral disease in mice

People infected with West Nile virus can show a wide range of disease. Some develop life-threatening brain infections. Others show no signs of infection at all. One reason for the different outcomes may lie in the community of microbes that populate their intestinal tracts. A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that mice are more susceptible to severe West Nile disease if they have recently taken antibiotics that change the […]

Centene Corporation named one of Missouri’s top 50 Corporations

The Missouri Department of Economic Development released its list of the top 50 private-sector employers in Missouri Thursday, which includes several companies based in Clayton. For the second straight year, Centene Corporation, headquartered at 7700 Forsyth Blvd in downtown Clayton, made the list, moving up from 46th to No. 38 this year. Centene broke ground earlier this year on its $770 million expansion in downtown. The campus expansion in the St. Louis suburb will make […]

Washington University purchases building in Delmar Loop

Washington University’s investment venture’s in the Delmar Loop took a step forward Monday after it acquired another building there. The university acquired the property at 6640-54 Delmar and the parking lot adjacent to the building for about $1.5 million. The building will house the Craft Alliance Education Center. The properties had a combined appraised value of about $600,000. Washington University, in a statement, said the university views the property as a long-term hold asset. Washington University […]

Annual conference discusses ways Missouri can move forward with energy consumption

At an annual conference, leaders within the energy efficiency field discuss how the energy business is driving today’s economy. Midwest Energy Policy Conference, held at Washington University from Oct. 3-4, is an event featured speakers from all over the state that invites them to discuss how Missouri uses energy and how the state could improve its energy usage. The conference is sponsored by the Missouri Energy Initiative, which is a group that consists of industry, […]