AU Students attend AL1GN conference last in March.

Student Life ·

Proud to Be First

AU’s first-generations students are proud of their identity and showing that together they can build the bridges first-generation students need to succeed.
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Winning Team stands together at AU's Global health Competition

Achievements ·

Educate, Empower, and Elevate: Team Wins AU’s Global Health Competition

Six teams competed in AU’s 2018 Intramural Public Health Case Competition
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Dr. Kathleen Holton with research subjects

Research ·

Health Studies Professor's Research Sheds Light on Link Between Chronic Pain and MSG

Health Studies Assistant Professor Kathleen Holton's research into glutamate, or what most consumers know as MSG, shows a link between the food additive and chronic pain.
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Diane Kim, Maile Young, Shyheim Snead, Laurel Booth, and Abhishek Patel

Achievements ·

AU Wins Prize at National Academy of Medicine Case Competition

Developed solutions for mitigating effects of lead poisoning for children.
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SPA Alumnus and Blue Cross Leader Daniel Hilferty Talks about Health Care Reform

Alumni ·

SPA Alumnus and Blue Cross Leader Daniel Hilferty Talks about Health Care Reform

Daniel Hilferty (SPA/MPA '81), president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, says fixing health care is the challenge of our time. With health care spending representing 18 percent of the gross national product, the need for bipartisan action is urgent.
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Maria Rose Belding

In the Community ·

AU Student Recognized for Fighting Hunger in America

Maria Rose Belding was awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the Kilner Group for her work to fight hunger in America.
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Two Alums, Lex Loro and Emmett Patterson, sitting in front of a window.

Alumni ·

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Two Alums Promote Sex Education for LGBTQ Youth

Emmett Patterson and Lex Loro continued their innovative work post-graduation.
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American family

Research ·

New Study Shows That Fluctuating Household Income Affects Child Health and Nutrition

Changing jobs can be rough on families with young children — especially in homes with low income and few resources. According to new research by SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey, income and employment instability can be harmful to a child’s health.
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Noy Kaufman learns how to suture on a pig foot.

Science ·

Finding Motivation within Phi Delta Epsilon

Phi Delta Epsilon is an International Medical Fraternity with a premedical chapter at American University.
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Runners on the Washington mall with Washington monument in background at sunset.

In the Community ·

Staying Healthy at American University: Ten Tips for Students

From yoga classes to farmers markets, American University—and Washington, DC—offer great opportunities to help students stay healthy. Here are ten tips for making the most of the resources on and off campus— and staying fit and healthy.
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