WashU ranked top Missouri employer by Forbes

Washington University in St. Louis was ranked the top employer in Missouri by Forbes on its 2021 list of “America’s Best Employers By State.” The rankings are based on the results of an anonymous nationwide survey conducted by Forbes, in partnership with market research company Statista. The survey included 80,000 Americans working at offices with at least […]

Washington University develops contact tracing app

A new contact tracing app already being used in St. Louis will soon allow you to be notified within minutes of being exposed to someone with COVID.

Washington University developed it and says hundreds have already signed up this past week. Soon, big employers across Missouri are expected to get on board.

Meeting the complexities of the times, together

Washington University wants to not only be “in St. Louis,” but “for St. Louis.” With that call to action, the university is taking its commitment to be a good partner in the region to another level.

Students support U. City’s green goals

Municipalities such as University City will play a vital role in President Joe Biden’s plan to halve U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. That’s why Washington University in St. Louis students are working hard to help the neighboring city of 35,000 residents meet its sustainability goals.

FDA approves Washington University’s new saliva-based COVID-19 test, Parson says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a saliva-based COVID-19 test developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Gov. Mike Parson said.
Parson called the test a “game-changer” and suggested the tests — considered more comfortable than nasal tests — would be deployed in Missouri.

Martin and Pestello unite behind Medicaid expansion

As the leaders of two of this region’s major research universities, we cannot sit idly by as the August 4 election draws near and not speak to a critical opportunity in front of us. It is time to act and expand Medicaid. This is among the issues we will soon be called to vote on, […]