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McKay installed as Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean

​Mary McKay, dean of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been installed as the inaugural Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean.

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Homans Help Families with Support for the Brown School

​Washington University has named the Homan Research Suite in Hillman Hall and the Homan Garden on the building’s northwest side following a $2 million commitment from Christine and Scott Homan to support the long-range capital needs of the Brown School.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Focus of Buder Center Symposium

The Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the Brown School will tackle issues surrounding the Dakota Access pipeline during the “Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice Symposium on Monday, Feb. 6.

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Brown School statement on immigration executive order

Dean Mary McKay and Tonya Edmond addressed the Brown School community regarding President Trump's executive order. Their message includes seven ways to leverage our policy and advocacy skills at the local, state and federal level.

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New Study Finds Medicaid Enrollment Growth Higher in Urban Areas

​Enrollment in Medicaid grew more rapidly in metropolitan areas than in rural areas in states that did not expand the program under the Affordable Care Act, according to new research from the Brown School.

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Tax-Return Delay Could Hurt Low-Income Families

Millions of low- and moderate-income Americans who claim certain tax credits will have to wait weeks longer than usual this year for their federal income tax refunds because of a new law aimed at reducing fraud.

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Gehlert Inducted as President of AASWSW

Professor Sarah Gehlert was inducted January 13 as the new president of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. The ceremony occurred at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference in New Orleans.

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Home Delinquency Rates Lower Among ACA Households

If you are on Obamacare, you are likely a better tenant or homeowner, suggests a new study from the Brown School and Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis

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Brown School, WashU to celebrate King’s legacy Monday

How does President-elect Trump’s agenda impact MLK’s Dream? That question will drive the Brown School’s 2017 commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, organized by the Brown School’s Black Student Union and Diversity Committee.

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Grinstein-Weiss Visits Israel to Promote Savings for Every Child Legislation

In December, Grinstein-Weiss met with researchers and leaders from the National Insurance Institute, Bank of Israel, Ministry of Finance, and other stakeholders implementing and researching the new CDA law.

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First Class Meal

‘First Class Meal’ Envisions USPS Collaboration to Feed Los Angeles

A multi-disciplinary team of WashU students has advanced to the final round of the Urban SOS challenge, a global competition in urban design. Their solution partners with the U.S. Postal Service to address nutrition and food access in LA.

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New Grants Support a Deeper Understanding of Medicaid Outcomes

The Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change has awarded research grants to five members of the faculty at the Brown School and the School of Medicine to investigate key questions for healthcare in Medicaid populations.

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WashU Receives Gates Foundation Award for Nutrition Study

​Dr. Lora Ianotti, Associate Professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has received an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a nutrition study in Ecuador.

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1 in 3 Children Investigated for Abuse/Neglect by 18

The first academic study to estimate the cumulative lifetime risk of a child mistreatment investigation reveals that prior to their 18th birthday, 37 percent of U.S. children are the subject of an investigated child maltreatment report.

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Brown School to Study Nutrition, Activity-related Policy

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a new grant to the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Illinois at Chicago to examine nutrition and physical activity-related policy implementation efforts.

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