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The Insider: 4.29.20

Saint Louis University is in the fight to find a treatment for COVID-19, and SLU School of Medicine alum Dr. Stephen Peiper (‘77) and his wife, Zi-Xuan Wang, Ph.D., donated to the cause. Their gift of $750,000 to the SLU Center for Vaccine Development will help fund research to develop immunizations against the new coronavirus and other illnesses and will establish the Stephen C. Peiper and Zi-Xuan Wang Institute for Vaccine Science and Policy. Rex and Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield also have donated more than $765,000 for COVID-19 specific research at SLU.


Everyone is talking abouthand-washing these days, but what about the aftermath? (Extremely dry skin!) I was sent the doctor- and medical staff-recommended Gloves in a Bottle Shielding Lotion to test, and it’s keeping the hands in my household moisturized and protected! If you want to try it, find it on Amazon or read more at


one-stop shopping
In an effort to support small businesses, Schnucks is partnering with two local restaurants to bring more options to shoppers. Revel Kitchen has nine of its top-selling items, along with its cold-pressed juices, in the grab-and-go section at 10 area stores, and Crispy Edge is selling a selection of its dumplings in the freezer section at 50 locations.


The Woman’s Exchange has a new executive director. Julie Peters officially took charge after serving as the interim leader and plans to build on the rich 135-year history of the organization and expand its mission.


beyond helpful
Supermodel and native St. Louisan Karlie Kloss is once again giving back to her hometown through Beyond Meat’s Feed A Million+ pledge. The company wants to distribute more than 1 million plant-based Beyond Burgers to frontline workers and organizations in need nationwide. Kloss sent deliveries to St. Louis Area Foodbank and The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.