COVID-19 widened health disparities in employment, food

Several studies on COVID-19 have revealed gaping disparities in the U.S. that negatively affect the health of people who aren’t white, especially nonwhite women. A deep dive from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the university’s Brown School shows that in St. Louis County, Black women suffered at disproportionately higher […]

Suicide prevention training teaches users to recognize, respond to suicidal behavior

QPR training, a nationally recognized suicide prevention program, is now available to all students, faculty and staff at Washington University in St. Louis. Kirk Dougher, associate vice chancellor for student support and wellness, and Arie Baker, director of health promotion and wellness at Habif Health and Wellness Center, liken QPR to CPR — an emergency […]

Early to serve as interim CRE2 director

Gerald Early, PhD, the Merle King Professor of Modern Letters in Arts & Sciences, will serve as interim director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1. The center provides programs and partnerships for Danforth and Medical campus faculty researching issues related to race […]

Goldbach installed as Masters and Johnson Distinguished Professor in Sexual Health and Education

Jeremy Goldbach, PhD, an expert on LGBTQ mental health, has been installed as the inaugural Masters and Johnson Distinguished Professor in Sexual Health and Education. An installation ceremony took place May 11 in Hillman Hall. “Professor Goldbach has an outstanding record of scholarship and a passion for his research involving the relationship between minority stress […]

Parents’ mental health was worse during pandemic, study finds

While having a child attend a private school or school with above-average instructional quality was associated with better mental health of parents during the COVID-19 pandemic, hybrid school was associated with worse parental mental health, as was working from home, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. The study is […]

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“Shared and unique brain network features predict cognitive, personality, and mental health scores in the ABCD study” (2022) Nature Communications Shared and unique brain network features predict cognitive, personality, and mental health scores in the ABCD study(2022) Nature Communications, 13 (1), art. no. 2217, .  Chen, J.a b c d , Tam, A.a b c d , Kebets, V.a b c d , Orban, C.a b c d , Ooi, L.Q.R.a b c d e , Asplund, C.L.b c d f g h , Marek, S.i , Dosenbach, N.U.F.j k l m , […]

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"Naturalistic driving measures of route selection associate with resting state networks in older adults" (2022) Scientific Reports Naturalistic driving measures of route selection associate with resting state networks in older adults(2022) Scientific Reports, 12 (1), art. no. 6486, .  Wisch, J.K.a , Roe, C.M.a , Babulal, G.M.a d e , Metcalf, N.a , Johnson, A.M.f , Murphy, S.a , Hicks, J.a , Doherty, J.M.a , Morris, J.C.a c , Ances, B.M.a b c a Department of Neurology, […]

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“VCP suppresses proteopathic seeding in neurons” (2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration VCP suppresses proteopathic seeding in neurons(2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration, 17 (1), art. no. 30, .  Zhu, J.a , Pittman, S.a , Dhavale, D.a , French, R.b , Patterson, J.N.a , Kaleelurrrahuman, M.S.a , Sun, Y.c , Vaquer-Alicea, J.d , Maggiore, G.d , Clemen, C.S.e f , Buscher, W.J.g , Bieschke, J.c , Kotzbauer, P.a , Ayala, Y.b , Diamond, M.I.d , Davis, A.A.a , Weihl, C.a a Department of Neurology, Hope Center for […]

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“The CSF in neurosarcoidosis contains consistent clonal expansion of CD8 T cells, but not CD4 T cells” (2022) Journal of Neuroimmunology The CSF in neurosarcoidosis contains consistent clonal expansion of CD8 T cells, but not CD4 T cells(2022) Journal of Neuroimmunology, 367, art. no. 577860, .  Paley, M.A.a , Baker, B.J.b , Dunham, S.R.b , Linskey, N.a , Cantoni, C.b , Lee, K.b , Hassman, L.M.c , […]

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“A transgenic mouse embryonic stem cell line for puromycin selection of V0V interneurons from heterogenous induced cultures” (2022) Stem Cell Research and Therapy A transgenic mouse embryonic stem cell line for puromycin selection of V0V interneurons from heterogenous induced cultures(2022) Stem Cell Research and Therapy, 13 (1), art. no. 131, .  Pardieck, J.a b , Harb, M.a , Sakiyama-Elbert, S.E.a a Department of Biomedical Engineering, […]

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“Open surgery or laser interstitial thermal therapy for low-grade epilepsy-associated tumors of the temporal lobe: A single-institution consecutive series” (2022) Epilepsy and Behavior Open surgery or laser interstitial thermal therapy for low-grade epilepsy-associated tumors of the temporal lobe: A single-institution consecutive series(2022) Epilepsy and Behavior, 130, art. no. 108659, .  Hedaya, A.A.a , Hewitt, K.C.b , Hu, R.c , Epstein, C.M.b , Gross, R.E.a b , […]

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“Domain-general cognitive motivation: Evidence from economic decision-making – Final Registered Report” (2022) Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications Domain-general cognitive motivation: Evidence from economic decision-making – Final Registered Report(2022) Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 7 (1), art. no. 23, .  Crawford, J.L.a , Eisenstein, S.A.b c , Peelle, J.E.d , Braver, T.S.a a Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, 1 Brookings Dr, […]

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“Nonmedical use of gabapentin and opioid agonist medications in treatment-seeking individuals with opioid use disorder” (2022) Drug and Alcohol Dependence Nonmedical use of gabapentin and opioid agonist medications in treatment-seeking individuals with opioid use disorder(2022) Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 234, art. no. 109400, .  Ellis, M.S.a , Buttram, M.E.b , Kasper, Z.A.a a Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. Department of […]

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“Beta-amyloid moderates the relationship between cortical thickness and attentional control in middle- and older-aged adults” (2022) Neurobiology of Aging Beta-amyloid moderates the relationship between cortical thickness and attentional control in middle- and older-aged adults(2022) Neurobiology of Aging, 112, pp. 181-190.  McKay, N.S.a b , Dincer, A.a b , Mehrotra, V.e , Aschenbrenner, A.J.b c , Balota, D.b d , Hornbeck, R.C.a b , Hassenstab, J.b c d , Morris, J.C.b c , Benzinger, T.L.S.a b , Gordon, B.A.a b d […]

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"Are children with unilateral hearing loss more tired?" (2022) International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Are children with unilateral hearing loss more tired?(2022) International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 155, art. no. 111075, .  Carpenter, D.a , Dougherty, W.b , Sindhar, S.c , Friesen, T.-N.c , Lieu, J.c , Kesser, B.W.a a Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, P.O. Box 800713, Charlottesville, […]

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“Anatomical variability, multi-modal coordinate systems, and precision targeting in the marmoset brain” (2022) NeuroImage Anatomical variability, multi-modal coordinate systems, and precision targeting in the marmoset brain(2022) NeuroImage, 250, art. no. 118965, .  Ose, T.a b , Autio, J.A.a , Ohno, M.a , Frey, S.c , Uematsu, A.a , Kawasaki, A.a , Takeda, C.a , Hori, Y.a d , Nishigori, K.a e , Nakako, T.a e , Yokoyama, C.a f , Nagata, H.e , Yamamori, T.g , Van Essen, […]

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“Constitutive activation of canonical Wnt signaling disrupts choroid plexus epithelial fate” (2022) Nature Communications Constitutive activation of canonical Wnt signaling disrupts choroid plexus epithelial fate(2022) Nature Communications, 13 (1), art. no. 633, .  Parichha, A.a , Suresh, V.a , Chatterjee, M.a g , Kshirsagar, A.b , Ben-Reuven, L.b , Olender, T.b , Taketo, M.M.c , Radosevic, V.d e , Bobic-Rasonja, M.d e , Trnski, S.d , Holtzman, M.J.f , Jovanov-Milosevic, N.d e , Reiner, O.b , Tole, S.a […]

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“Hierarchical and nonhierarchical features of the mouse visual cortical network” (2022) Nature Communications Hierarchical and nonhierarchical features of the mouse visual cortical network(2022) Nature Communications, 13 (1), art. no. 503, .  D’Souza, R.D.a , Wang, Q.a b , Ji, W.a , Meier, A.M.a , Kennedy, H.c d , Knoblauch, K.c e , Burkhalter, A.a a Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, United Statesb Allen Institute for […]

Cabassa appointed to NIH advisory council

Leopoldo J. Cabassa, PhD, professor at the Brown School, co-director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research and director of the PhD program in social work, all at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR). The CSR Advisory Council was established in 2011 to advise […]

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“Murine roseolovirus does not accelerate amyloid-β pathology and human roseoloviruses are not over-represented in Alzheimer disease brains” (2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration Murine roseolovirus does not accelerate amyloid-β pathology and human roseoloviruses are not over-represented in Alzheimer disease brains(2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration, 17 (1), art. no. 10, .  Bigley, T.M.a , Xiong, M.b c d , Ali, M.f , Chen, Y.b c e , Wang, C.b , Serrano, J.R.b , Eteleeb, A.f g , Harari, O.b f g , […]

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“Plasma MCP-1 and changes on cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults” (2022) Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy Plasma MCP-1 and changes on cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults(2022) Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, 14 (1), art. no. 5, .  Sanchez-Sanchez, J.L.a b , Giudici, K.V.a , Guyonnet, S.a c , Delrieu, J.a c , Li, Y.d e , Bateman, R.J.d e f g , Parini, A.h , Vellas, B.a c , de Souto Barreto, P.a c , Vellas, B.i , Guyonnet, S.i , Carrié, […]

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“Constitutively active SARM1 variants that induce neuropathy are enriched in ALS patients” (2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration Constitutively active SARM1 variants that induce neuropathy are enriched in ALS patients(2022) Molecular Neurodegeneration, 17 (1), art. no. 1, .  Bloom, A.J.a , Mao, X.a , Strickland, A.a , Sasaki, Y.a , Milbrandt, J.a , DiAntonio, A.b a Needleman Center for Neurometabolism and Axonal Therapeutics and Department of Genetics, Washington University School […]

Racial equity in Alzheimer’s research focus of $7 million in grants

The burden of Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t fall on all communities equally. Black Americans face about double the risk of developing the devastating neurodegenerative disease than non-Hispanic white Americans do. The factors that place Black people at elevated risk remain poorly understood, partly because Black people historically and systematically have been underrepresented in Alzheimer’s studies. Without […]

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“Electroconvulsive therapy in treatment resistant depression” (2022) Journal of the Neurological Sciences Electroconvulsive therapy in treatment resistant depression(2022) Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 434, art. no. 120095, .  Subramanian, S.a b , Lopez, R.a b , Zorumski, C.F.a b , Cristancho, P.a b a Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, United Statesb Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley […]

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“Filtering respiratory motion artifact from resting state fMRI data in infant and toddler populations” (2022) NeuroImage Filtering respiratory motion artifact from resting state fMRI data in infant and toddler populations(2022) NeuroImage, 247, art. no. 118838, .  Kaplan, S.a , Meyer, D.a , Miranda-Dominguez, O.g h , Perrone, A.f j , Earl, E.h j , Alexopoulos, D.a , Barch, D.M.b d e , Day, T.K.M.f , Dust, J.a , Eggebrecht, A.T.b , Feczko, E.g h , Kardan, O.k , […]

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“Psychometric properties of the Peceived Benefits of Thinness Scale in college-aged women” (2022) Body Image Psychometric properties of the Peceived Benefits of Thinness Scale in college-aged women(2022) Body Image, 40, pp. 103-109.  Flatt, R.E.a , Karam, A.M.b , Fitzsimmons-Craft, E.E.b , Balantekin, K.N.c , Graham, A.K.d , Eichen, D.M.e , Monterubio, G.E.b , Goel, N.J.f , Fowler, L.A.b , Sadeh-Sharvit, S.g h i , Wilfley, D.b , Mazina, V.j k , Taylor, C.B.g h , Trockel, […]

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“Automated sleep state classification of wide-field calcium imaging data via multiplex visibility graphs and deep learning” (2022) Journal of Neuroscience Methods Automated sleep state classification of wide-field calcium imaging data via multiplex visibility graphs and deep learning(2022) Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 366, art. no. 109421, .  Zhang, X.a , Landsness, E.C.b , Chen, W.b , Miao, H.b , Tang, M.b , Brier, L.M.c , Culver, J.P.c d e f , Lee, […]

Paola Cepeda named Director of Postdoctoral Affairs

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Paola Cepeda, PhD, has been named Director of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, effective January 4, 2022. Paola currently serves as the Program Manager for Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development at Stony Brook University. In the role […]

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“Levetiracetam Prophylaxis for Children Admitted With Traumatic Brain Injury” (2022) Pediatric Neurology Levetiracetam Prophylaxis for Children Admitted With Traumatic Brain Injury (2022) Pediatric Neurology, 126, pp. 114-119.  Surtees, T.-L.a , Kumar, I.b , Garton, H.J.L.c , Rivas-Rodriguez, F.d , Parmar, H.d , McCaffery, H.b , Riebe-Rodgers, J.b , Shellhaas, R.A.b a Department of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United Statesb Departments […]