Bridging the Gap: SLU Speech Pathologist Advocates for Underrepresented Minorities in Rising Career Field

Though the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to grow 19% from 2022 to 2032, a Saint Louis University speech pathologist says there aren’t enough students majoring in the profession, particularly from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

SLU Study: Adolescents of Color With A Disability Experience More Racial Discrimination

Adolescents of color with a disability or special health care need (SHCN) were almost twice as likely to experience racial discrimination compared to peers of color without SHCNs, according to Saint Louis University research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

SLU/YouGov Poll: Voters Weigh Issues Around the 2024 Presidential Election, Schools, LGBTQ Issues

The August 2023 SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 900 likely Missouri voters about issues facing the Missouri legislature and their opinions about the 2024 presidential election, schools, and LGBTQ issues. At least 63% of voters believe transgender minors should not be able to receive medical care such as hormone treatment, puberty blockers, or gender-affirming surgery.

Pandemic Sparks Key Innovations in Digital Orthodontics at SLU’s Center for Advanced Dental Education

The COVID-19 pandemic galvanized researchers at Saint Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education to explore key innovations in digital orthodontics and general dentistry. Now, dental professionals from various countries are traveling to SLU to learn more about two technological advancements not available anywhere else in the world.

SLU, TGI Researcher Enbal Shacham Named to USGIF Board of Directors

Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., a professor of behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice and acting director of strategic initiatives for the Taylor Geospatial Institute, was named to the Board of Directors for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

SLU Institute for Healing Justice and Equity Launches ‘Critical Futures’ Podcast

The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at Saint Louis University has launched “Critical Futures,” a new podcast about imagining alternative futures. The first episode “Reimagining Community Partnerships” explores anti-racist health policies and structural racism in the health care system.

Taylor Geospatial Institute Awards $1.7 Million in Seed Grants to Advance Collaborative Research

The Taylor Geospatial Institute today awards its first $1.7 million in Geospatial Institute Seed Grant Program to stimulate Collaborative Research (GISCoR) grants to research faculty across its partner institutions. The TGI consortium includes Saint Louis University, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Harris-Stowe State University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Missouri University of Science & Technology, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Washington University in St. Louis.

SLU/YouGov Poll: Bipartisan Support for School Safety and Gun Reforms

The February 2023 SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 900 likely Missouri voters about issues facing the Missouri legislature and their opinions about school safety and guns, following the October school shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. The survey found that 56% of voters reported they were somewhat or very worried about a shooting happening at Missouri schools, and there is bipartisan support for safety and gun reforms.

Saint Louis University Researcher Receives $2.83 Million NIH Grant to Increase HPV Prevention Strategies in Nigeria

When designing strategies to create lasting impact in a particular community, there is no better resource than the strength and intelligence of the community members themselves, and in this case, girls and women. Using crowdsourcing as a framework, a Saint Louis University researcher aims to increase HPV vaccination and HPV screening to lower incidents of cervical cancer among girls and women in Nigeria.

SLU Research Finds Cancer Immunotherapy Does Not Interfere With COVID-19 Immunity

Research findings published in Frontiers in Immunology show that cancer immunotherapy does not interfere with COVID-19 immunity in previously vaccinated patients. These findings support recommending vaccination for patients with cancer, including those receiving systemic therapies, say Saint Louis University scientists.

SLU Researcher Receives $1.76 Million NIH Grant to Create STAR, an HIV-Focused Experiential Research and Capacity Building Program for Students and Young Researchers

Using a crowdsourcing framework utilized over the past five years, Juliet Iwelunmor, Ph.D., professor of global health and behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, is taking what she learned from empowering youth in Nigeria to identify young people in the United States who aim to become the next generation of HIV researchers, leaders and innovators in the field.

Air Mobility Command Pens Education Research Agreement with Saint Louis University

Air Mobility Command (AMC), the military command in charge of global airlift, aeromedical evacuation, aerial refueling, and the global air mobility support system from its home at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) and Saint Louis University (SLU) have partnered to promote academic research into technologies for future supply chains and transportation systems.

SLU Researchers Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Help Improve Behavioral Health Services for Children, Adolescents

A team of researchers from Saint Louis University has received a new, four-year $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish the Integrated Behavioral Health Practice Fellowship for Children and Youth.

$1 Million Gift Supports Future Endowed Chair in School of Medicine’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department

Saint Louis University has announced that School of Medicine researcher and faculty member Abdul Waheed, Ph.D., has made a gift of $1 million in support of the school’s biochemistry and molecular biology department and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.

SLU Receives $500,000 Grant to Create a Faculty Position in Robotics and Autonomous Systems for a New, Early-Career, Female Professor

Saint Louis University was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation to create a tenure-track assistant professor position in Robotics and Autonomous Systems for a new, early-career, female faculty member within Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.

SLU Makes Standardized Testing Optional for Admission to Most Programs

Saint Louis University will move to a standardized test-optional admission process for all undergraduate and most graduate programs beginning with students applying for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year. Test optional means that prospective students may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process.