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UW Today: From Crop-raiding Monkeys to Political Unrest: UW’s Randy Kyes Embarks on 100th Field Course
A chance meeting with a fellow scientist 27 years ago forever changed Randy Kyes’ life — catapulting him from North Carolina to Indonesia and beyond. As the founding director of the University of Washington’s Center for Global Field Study and head of the Division of Global Programs at the Washington National Primate Research Center, Kyes has spent almost three decades leading field courses on environmental and global health in a dozen countries.
The University of Washington is one of 56 DREAMS Innovation Challenge winners* announced on Monday by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Janssen), one of the Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson; and ViiV Healthcare.
New data analyses finds that a monthly vaginal ring containing an antiretroviral drug called dapivirine can cut women’s HIV risk by more than half and, in some, by 75 percent or more.
One of the researchers, Jared Baeten, a University of Washington professor of epidemiology, medicine and global health, presented the results Tuesday at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban, South Africa.
This piece was originally posted on the School of Public Health website.
SEATTLE – The UW School of Public Health issued a statement calling for the University of Washington to disengage from the prison industry, citing mass incarceration as a public health and moral crisis.
Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. Only seven of these countries have experienced cases of Ebola, leaving the remaining 16 countries potentially unaware of regions of suitability, and therefore underprepared for future outbreaks.
In the Media
In an interview with Scientific American the philanthropist talks about the statistics that inspire him most including the work of Professor Christopher Murray and his leadership of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
By Lucy Tiven
On Tuesday, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV transmission in mixed status couples — couples where one partner is HIV positive.
By Randy Dotinga
TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests.
For gay couples in the same scenario, the risk seems to be only slightly higher.
A team of Pakistani scientists created a phone service that could accurately point health workers to areas where the disease was emerging.
By Ed Yong