Throughout our history, faculty and students have been innovators generating new ideas, concepts, and discoveries. And building on our collaborative, interdisciplinary culture, they have created a fertile environment for the creation of new knowledge that can help improve the quality of life for millions of people.
The School of Medicine and the Brown School are internationally recognized leaders in their fields. To achieve our goal of contributing even more significantly to society, each of our schools must have an opportunity to excel in its area of intellectual activity.
Current and planned programmatic priorities require substantially funding, including:
- Interdisciplinary centers dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, neuroscience, genomics and cancer research among others
- International partnerships to encourage collaborative education and research with dozens of the world’s leading universities and corporate partners through the McDonnell International Scholars Academy
- The Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, a community of scholars from across the university assembled to conduct educational and research activities focused on the creation, study, and use of materials to bring synergy to materials-driven research programs
- The Institute for Public Health, which integrates and capitalizes on the extensive public health work occurring across the entire university
- The Center for Empirical Research in the Law, designed to support the application of sophisticated empirical methodology to legal studies research
- The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, launched to deepen the understanding of religion and politics in the United States by engaging diverse and sometimes conflicting perspectives
We must also expand our commitment to areas that serve all facets of student and faculty work such as the Washington University Libraries.
Together, we can provide the resources necessary to fully realize the potential of
each of our programs and initiatives. To do so, our campaign aims to secure a
minimum of $900 million.