Pamela Collins received a 2023 MLK Community Service Award.
Kingsley Ndoh received the 2023 Global Health Impact Rising Star Award from the Washington Global Health Alliance.
MD-MPH student, Rachel Rinehart recognized as part of the Husky 100
PhD student, Sarah Shaw recognized as part of the Husky 100
MPH student, Carole Green received the 2023 SPH Award of Excellence
MD-MPH student, Naomi Nkinsi was awarded the 2023 Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award, and the King County Academy of Family Physicians Theodore J Philips Award.
MPH student, Lydia Haile received the UW Graduate School’s 2023 Distinguished Thesis Award (Biological Sciences)
Nami Hirai, Budget Fiscal Analyst, received the 2023 SPH Award of Excellence
Ahoua Kone, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Co-Chair SPH Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, was awarded the UW Black Opportunity Fund for her project: Artistic Expressions of Black Lives Matter.
Nelly Mugo received the Gita Ramjee Prize Award by the International AIDS Society and The Aurum Institute at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference. This award recognizes leading female scientists for outstanding HIV prevention research and demonstration of the principles and practices Ramjee embodied in her life and career: a commitment to evidence, disadvantaged communities and gender transformation.
Professor Kristie Ebi received the National Associate honorary title from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
Seventeen Department of Global Health current faculty are recognized among the School of Public Health's 50 Changemakers of Public Health.
Mohamed Ali, MPH 2008, Global Health
Jared Baeten, PhD 2001, Epidemiology (currently Professor, Global Health)
Elizabeth Bukusi MPH 2000, PhD 2006, Epidemiology (currently Research Professor, Global Health)
Helen Chu, MPH 2012, Epidemiology (currently Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health)
Bernice Dahn, MPH 2005, International Health Program (now Dept. of Global Health), Health Services
Onyinye Edeh, MPH 2013, Global Health
Chris Elias, MPH 1990, Health Services (currently Clinical Professor, Global Health)
Michael Gale Jr., PhD 1994, Global Health (Pathobiology)
Patricia Garcia, MPH 1998, Epidemiology (currently Affiliate Professor, Global Health)
Amy Hagopian, MHA 1983, PhD 2003, Health Services (currently Professor, Global Health)
Karin Huster, MPH 2013, Global Health
Saori Kitabatake, MPH 2017, Global Health
Eteni Longondo, MPH 2005, International Health Program (now Dept. of Global Health), Health Services
Kenneth Mugwanya, PhD 2016, Epidemiology (currently Assistant Professor, Global Health)
Robert Newman, MPH 1998, Epidemiology (currently Clinical Professor, Global Health)
Jürgen Unützer, MPH 1996, Health Services (currently Adjunct Professor, Global Health)
Dr. Helen Chu, adjunct associate professor (Global Health) has received the Researcher of the Year Award for her work tracking the COVID-19 outbreak through the Seattle Flu Study.
Drs. Ruanne Barnabas, associate professor (Global Health) and John Lynch have been elected Fellows of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society.
Drs.Wes Van Voorhis, adjunct professor (Global Health) and Stephen Plymate, professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) have received a Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) award.
Julie Dombrowski, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, has been appointed the holder of the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS
Alison Roxby, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine, has been appointed the holder of the Robert W. Anderson Endowed Chair
PhD student Charlton Callender won the UW Graduate School’s 2020 Distinguished Thesis Award (category: Biological Sciences)
PhD student Natasha Bourgeois won the Discovery and Development award at the 2020 Global Healthies
MPH student Paige Stringer won the Education and Training award at the 2020 Global Healthies
PhD student Melody Wang won the Implementation and Application award at the 2020 Global Healthies
PhD student Erin Frame won the Public Health and Direct Care award at the 2020 Global Healthies
MPH student Polly Woodbury won the Oscar Gish Social Justice & Equity award at the 2020 Global Healthies
MPH student Polly Woodbury was a recipient of the 2020 Husky 100 award
Global WACh Graduate Certificate student Kristen Trivelli was a recipient of the 2020 Husky 100 award
Noura Youssoufa, Academic Advisor, MPH and Undergraduate Programs, received the 2020 Department of Global Health Outstanding Staff Award
Professor Ben Anderson won the WGHA Pioneers Award for Impact.
Assistant Professor Jillian Pintye won the WGHA Pioneers Rising Leader Award.
Adjunct Associate Professor Tracy Harachi has received a 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Volunteer Recognition award.
Affiliate Assistant Professor Michele Andrasik won the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award.
Professor King Holmes has received the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 2019 Distinguished Leadership award.
James P. LoGerfo Sr., Professor Emeritus, Harborview Medical Center Medicine and Global Health, UW Medicine, received the UW Award of Excellence - Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award
Professor Pamela Collins received the 2019 Jeanne Spurlock, M. Minority Fellowship Achievement Award
Marie-Claire Gwayi-Chore received the School of Public Health’s Community Volunteer Recognition Award at 2020's Health Sciences MLK Celebration
Paige Stringer, MPHc, is one of four humanitarian leaders honored by World of Children with the 2019 Health Award
Courtney Jackson was a recipient of the 2019 Husky 100 award
Christopher Kemp received the SPH Gilbert S. Omenn Award for Academic Excellence Doctoral Award
Katheryn McGuckin Wuertz received the SPH Outstanding PhD Student Award
Rabi Yunusa received the SPH Outstanding Master's Student Award
Fritz Siegert won the Global Health Outstanding Medical Student Achievement Award and the 2019 US Public Health Service Award
Kate Pfizenmaier, Managing Director, Global WACh and SCOPE, wins the 2019 Outstanding Staff Award from the UW Department of Global Health.
Maya Beal, I-TECH Contracts and Operations Manager, received the Bob Roseth Outstanding Staff Award from the UW Professional Staff Organization
Professor Christopher Murray, Director of IHME, has been selected for the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.
Center for AIDS Research Co-Director Matt Golden was awarded the Beyond AIDS Nettie Award for leading the first known achievement of the UNAIDS goal of 90-90-90 for HIV control and treatment.
Annual School of Public Health Awards of Excellence winner: Professor Stephen Bezruchka, Outstanding Communicator's Award.
Adjunct Professor Juliana McElrath received the Grace Hopper Award from Seattle Girls School.
Adjunct Professor Julie Gralow received the Humanitarian Award from The American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Associate Professor Susan Graham was awarded the Robert W. Anderson Endowed Professorship in Medicine.
Washington Global Health Association's 2018 Pioneers of Global Health include Pioneers Rising Leader awardee: Associate Professor Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, IHME.
Associate Professor Amy Hagopian was awarded the American Public Health Association Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace.
Professor Gita Ramjee has received the Outstanding Female Scientist Award from the European Development Clinical Trials Partnerships (EDCTP).
Adjunct Professor Michael Gale Jr. (PhD, UW Pathobiology '94) has been awarded the School of Public Health's 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.
Erica Orange (MPH, Oscar Gish Social Justice and Health Equity award), Jiho Kim (PhDc, Discovery and Development), Courtney DeCan (MDc, Education and Training), Roy Burnstein (PhDc, Implementation and Application), and Elizabeth Karman (MPH, Public Health Service and Direct Care) and Gregoire Lurton (PhDc, Public Health Service and Direct Care) were winners of Global Healthies 2018 awards.
Shiza Farid, MPH, was a 2017-2018 Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) award recipient for her work in sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Kate Simeon, School of Medicine, and Haley Carroll, Department of Psychology, won the Lancet-Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Top Awards for Innovative Research in the Student Poster Competition.
Annual School of Public Health Awards of Excellence winners: Katrin Fabian, MPH, SPH Gilbert S. Omenn Award; Emily Gage, Outstanding PhD Student Award; and Peder Digre, Outstanding MPH Student Award.
MPH students Chenglin Hong and Polly Woodbury were awarded Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Endowed Scholarships.
Samantha Dolan, PhD student in Implementation Science, has received a Grand Challenges award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with Professor Peter Rabinowitz and Ian Njeru from I-TECH Kenya.
Annual School of Public Health Awards of Excellence winner: Michelle Ward, Outstanding Staff Award.
Research Professor Elizabeth Bukusi was recognized by the Kenyan National AIDS Control Council with the Maisha Clinical Research Award at the 2017 Maisha HIV & AIDS Conference.
Affiliate Professor of Pathobiology Peter Myler won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, recognizing his decades of work making advances against infectious diseases, specifically leishmaniasis and Chagas disease, that disproportionately affect developing countries.
Affiliate Professor Patricia Garcia, Minister of Health for Peru, won the 2017 SPH Distinguished Alumni Award along with Bernice Dahn, MPH '05, Minister of Health for Liberia.
The American STD Association will recognize Adjunct Professor Lisa Manhart with the mid-career Achievement Award at the STI & HIV World Congress in Rio de Janeiro in July 2017.
Adjunct Professor Masa Narita received the Noreen Harris Award for Excellence in Public Health Epidemiology for his work in tuberculosis (TB) surveillance and epidemiology.
Senior Lecturer Stephen Bezruchka received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award at the 2017 School of Public Health Excellence Awards.
Professor Steve Gloyd won the Award for Impact, and Postdoctoral Fellow Anjuli Wagner won the Rising Leader Award from the Washington Global Health Alliance in its 2017 Pioneers of Global Health Awards.
Associate Professor Ruanne Barnabas was awarded the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS.
Assistant Professor Alison Drake was one of 28 Grand Challenges Explorations grant winners supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Adjunct Professor Lisa Frenkel is one of eight UW researchers named American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows.
Jay Vornhagen, PhD student in Pathobiology, received the Guy Tribble and Susan Barnes Graduate Discovery Fellowship from the UW School of Medicine
Emily Mosites, PhD '15, joined the Center for Disease Control’s Arctic Investigations Program in Anchorage, AK as an incoming Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer.
Cheryl Dietrich, MPH '16, is an ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow, working with the CDC to reduce the burden of HIV and TB in South Africa.
Alejandra Cabral, MPH, Outstanding Student award for Masters in Global Health, 2017 School of Public Health Excellence Awards.
Arianna Means, PhD student,Outstanding Student award for PhD in Global Health, 2017 School of Public Health Excellence Awards.
Caroline Soi, PhD candidate, was awarded the Bud Tribble and Susan Barnes Graduate Discovery Fellowship for an internship at the World Health Organization's (WHO) Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Christopher Kemp, PhD, won a pre-doctoral research fellowship (F31) from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the scale-up of integrated primary mental health services in rural South Africa.
Matthew Coates, Metrics and Evaluation MPH graduate, was one of three students recognized with the UW Graduate School's Distinguished Thesis Award.
Shiza Farid, MPH, was awarded the Anil Ranjan Das Gupta Scholarship.
The Fiscal and Grants Management Team for the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) was nominated for the 2017 UW Distinguished Staff Award. The team includes Benjamin Browning-Roberts, Kathy Heuring, Rachel Johnson, Toni Maddox and Kelly Moutsos.
Pirie Hart received the Community Service Award at the 2017 School of Public Health Excellence Award
Meghan Herman won the Outstanding Staff Award for Global Health at the 2017 School of Public Health Excellence Awards.
Affiliate Associate Professor Magaly Blas won the “Women in Science” award from Peru’s Concytec, Unesco, and L’Oreal Peru for her commitment and contribution to the advancement of scientific research in Peru. The executive director of Cienciativa, Hugo Carlos Weiner, stated that “this prize recognizes the effort and dedication of all women in the field of science and research.”
Affiliate Professor Patricia Garcia, Dean of the School of Public Health in Cayetano Heredia University in Peru, received the 2016 Exceptional Merit Award for Women for Outstanding Professional Performance from the President of Peru and Minister for Women. Soon after, she was named Minister of Health for Peru and sworn in on July 28. She was also elected to the National Academy of Medicine in October; election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Professor King Holmes was inducted into the Smith Infectious Diseases Foundation "Hall of Fame".
Professor Rafael Lozano, based at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), received the 2015 Carlos Slim Health Award for Lifetime Achievement in Research. This award recognizes individuals and institutions committed to health improvement of the Latin American population.
Adjunct Professor Lisa Manhart was appointed to the Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study Section in the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.
Professor Robert Martin, Lab Systems Strengthening Director at International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH), received the Hologic Joseph Public Health Award at the 2016 American Society of Microbiology conference.
Affiliate Professor Julie Overbaugh, member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, received the lifetime achievement Nature Award for Mentoring in Science.
Vice Chair of the Department and Professor Jared Baeten was named co-principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network, and will help guide the Network's research agenda.
Twenty-nine UW faculty members are among a list of the year’s most highly cited researchers in the natural and social sciences, including Christopher Murray and Mohsen Naghavi from Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, as well as Michael Gale, Alan Lopez and Michael Brauer from the Department of Global Health.
Farah Mohamed, Omenn Award, School of Public Health Excellence Awards.
Alexandra (Allie) Wollum, Outstanding Student, Masters, School of Public Health Excellence Awards.
Laura Martinez, Outstanding Student, PhD, School of Public Health Excellence Awards.
Kelly Walters (MPH ’16), Graduate School’s Distinguished Thesis Award in Biological Sciences.
Brianne Huffstetler Rowan, 4th year medical student, was selected as a 2016 Pisacano Scholar by the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Keshet Ronen and Anjuli Wagner received the 2016 UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research New Investigator Awards.
Julie Brunett was nominated for the University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award as part of the 2016 Awards of Excellence.
Aleta Elliott received the Global Health Outstanding Staff Award at the 2016 School of Public Health Excellence Awards.
Michele Andrasik was recognized for her volunteer work and advocacy in the HIV community as the 2015 Stella Steps Out Honoree for BABES Network-YWCA, a peer-based program for women living with HIV.
Jared Baeten was appointed to serve as a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) AIDS Clinical Studies and Epidemiology Study Section that will review grant applications.
Jared Baeten was given the UW School of Medicine’s 2015 Alumni Early Achievement Award for his HIV research and outstanding global health work. See a brief video of Jared talking about his passion to make an impact.
Elisabeth Bukusi will receive the Special Award at the 2015 Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum in November for making significant contributions to the science and the development of biomedical HIV prevention interventions in Africa.
This year’s list of Seattle magazine’s Top Docs includes several folks affiliated with UW including Richard Ellenbogen for neurosurgery.
Christopher Fox, a Pathobiology and Department of Global Health faculty member, received the Rising Leader award at the Washington Global Health Alliance Pioneers in Global Health Dinner for this work in the field of adjuvant technology.
James Kublin was named as the A. Felch Pendill Wall of Excellence honoree by Marquette Schools. The award is given to distinguished alumnae who demonstrate career excellence, community service, and a commitment to philanthropy.
Amy Hagopian won the International Health Section's Distinguished Section Service Award at the recent American Public Health Association meeting in Chicago.
Robert Martin was named the American Society for Microbiology's 2016 Hologic Joseph Public Health Award (named in 2015).
Mary Anne Mercer won the inaugural SPH Communicating Public Health to the Public award for her clear and compelling blogs in The Huffington Post. A team of eight COPHP alumni won the first Making a Difference award for research that led Seattle to retime traffic signals for pedestrian safety.
Bill Gates reviewed Epic Measures, the book about Christopher Murray, for the Gates Notes blog. “Chris’s story is told well in Jeremy Smith’s book Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients, which came out earlier this year. It’s a highly readable account for anyone who wants to know more about Chris’s work and why it matters.”
Jaisri Lingappa received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching award at the School of Public Health 2015 Awards of Excellence.
Marilyn Roberts was selected as a Science Communication Fellow at the Pacific Science Center.
Judith Wasserheit was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars for research that has had a "major influence on HIV prevention policy and programs around the world."
Peter Cherutich, Gilbert S. Omenn Award for Academic Excellence (PhD), School of Public Health. Peter was nominated for his outstanding achievement within the public health community. He is the first graduate of the Doctoral Program in Global Health: Metrics and Implementation Science. He has dedicated his research to measuring the impact of HIV prevention interventions on HIV incidence and survival. His work as Kenya’s Deputy Head, National AIDS/STD Control Programme, will continue to develop future global health leaders and scientists in Africa.
Nicole Ide, University of Washington 2015 Distinguished Thesis Award (Social Sciences category).
Biraj Karmacharya, Tobacco Scholars - Tobacco Studies Program. The scholars will pursue opportunities for education and training in tobacco prevention, research, treatment and policy. Read more. He was also appointed co-director of the new Nepal Studies Initiative at the Jackson School. He hopes the program will advance collaboration between UW and Nepal in different fields, including public health.
Caitlin Milligan, Doctoral Level Outstanding PhD Student for Global Health, School of Public Health.
D. Allen Roberts, Master’s Level Outstanding Student for Global Health, School of Public Health.
Keshet Ronen won Best Poster at the pediatric workshop held before the International AIDS Society conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention. Ronen is a postdoctoral fellow with Global WACh.
Michael Gale, Highly Cited Researcher 2014 List - Thompson Reuters.
Deepa Rao, Community Service Award - School of Public Health.
Paul Yager, Gold award for Achievement in Medical Devices - Seattle Business' Leaders in Health Care Awards.
Julie Gralow, Silver award for Achievement in Community Outreach (Individuals) - Seattle Business' Leaders in Health Care Awards.
Julie McElrath, Honoree at Women of Color Empowered Luncheon - Northwest Asian Weekly.
Kenneth Stuart, Alice and C.C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology - American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Marilyn Parsons, American Academy of Microbiology - American Society for Microbiology.
King Holmes, Council of Councils - National Institutes of Health.
Kenneth Stuart, Impact Award - Washington Global Health Alliance's Pioneers in Global Health Awards.
Scott McClelland, Best Abstract - Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Jen Balkus, Best Abstract from a Young Investigator - Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Alan Lopez, Peter Wills Medal - The Research Australia Awards.
Corrie Ortega, Gilbert S. Omenn Award for Academic Excellence, School of Public Health.
Gena Barnabee, Master’s Level Outstanding Student for Global Health, School of Public Health.
Peter Cherutich, Doctoral Level Outstanding Student for Global Health, School of Public Health.
Department of Global Health, Silver Award, Outstanding Global Health Organization, Seattle Business' Leaders in Health Care Awards. Everyone can contribute to solving health care problems, according to the UW Department of Global Health, which brings together talent across many campus disciplines. Science and engineering students are finding ways to harvest fog for clean water in Peru. Computer scientists explore how big data analysis can shed light on worldwide disease. Business students aid efforts at global social entrepreneurship. Only imagination limits what many praise as the most collaborative program in the country.
Stephen Gloyd, University of Washington Award of Excellence - University Faculty Lecture Award.
King Holmes, Gairdner Global Health Award; Alexander Fleming Award; Washington Global Health Alliance Impact Award.
Benjamin Anderson, National Consortium of Breast Cancer Centers' Inspiration Award.
Andy Stergachis, Washington State Pharmacist of the Year - Washington State Phamacy Association.
Julie McElrath, Women of Influence Award - Puget Sound Business Journal.
White House Champion of Change Award DGH graduate Mohamed Ali, MPH, received the White House Champion of Change Award. Ali is the co-chair of the King County Somali Health Board, an organization he helped establish to improve communications between the Somali immigrant community, health care providers, and local health agencies.
Partners PrEP Study Team awarded University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award Partners PrEP study team, Mira Emmanuel-Ogier, Harald Haugen, Ting Hong, Lara Kidoguchi, Meighan Krows, Susan Morrison, Dana Panteleeff and Kathy Thomas, received the University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award. The team successfully served as the core operations for a large and very complex HIV prevention study in Africa. They achieved extremely high recruitment, retention and data quality while implementing a complex medical trial. And they shepherded a new product for HIV prevention through regulatory approval, all while based here at the UW.
Judith Wasserheit: Elected Chair of the Board, Consortium of Universities for Global Health; appointed to serve on CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases through Sept. 30, 2014.
Andy Stergachis, Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.
Christopher Elias, Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.
Connie Celum, POZ Hunter Award; Dr. Bob Wood Excellence in HIV Prevention Award.
Sen-itiroh Hakomori, Rosalind Kornfeld Award for Lifetime Contribution to Glycobiology.
Scott McClelland, Elected to Western Society of Clinical Investigation.
Abraham Flaxman, Technical Innovation Honor- Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
William Foege (External Advisory Board), Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Quarraisha Abdool Karim (External Advisory Board), Academy of Sciences for the Developing World Prize for Medical Sciences “for her exceptional and distinguished contributions to HIV prevention and women’s health.”
Judd Walson, Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors award “for work on HIV/AIDS, parasitic worm infection, malaria, and health of pregnant women and young children.”
Ann Downer, Honored with School of Public Health's Faculty Community Service Award for her outstanding commitment to global health and her work with I-TECH.
Puente Piedra Project Wins 3 Design Awards Students from multiple disciplines have worked with residents of a mega-slum in Lima, Peru, called Puente Piedra, through The Puente Piedra Project: Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities. As UW students and faculty worked with the community, they learned that residents had a great desire for green space, so students helped residents of the Lomas de Zapallal community of about 27,000 people plan and transform a barren, sandy hillside into a park with walkways, trees, plants, and shrubs. Technical assistance included designing a system to recycle water from a handwashing station and pipe it to the park for irrigation. The project won three international design awards in 2012*, including the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Award for excellence in public interest design. The project also won the 2012 Environmental Design Research Association Great Places Design Award and the 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Community Service Honor Award.
Mental Health Partnership in Nairobi The University of Nairobi received a Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)-linked award focused on research training in mental health. This three-year award, led by Dr. Muthoni Mathai from the University of Nairobi and Dr. Jurgen Unutzer from the University of Washington, builds upon the nearly 30-year research training collaboration between UW and the University of Nairobi. Dr. Deepa Rao is the UW program director. The University of Nairobi (UON) has two other MEPI awards with the Department of Global Health, one which focuses on improving medical education and retention of doctors in Kenya and another linked award which focuses on maternal, newborn, and child health. Both awards are in their third year of funding. This new mental health linked award aims to improve mental health research capacity by training University of Nairobi faculty and postgraduates and by establishing a Mental Health Resource Center to support these efforts at UON. UW faculty will be providing in-person training, distance learning courses and mentorship. This exciting interdisciplinary award came out of ongoing conversations in the Department of Global Health’s Global Mental Health Group and is one of the first collaborations between the Department of Global Health and the Department of Psychiatry.
Mobile Moms Chosen by Young People Looking for a Cause The Seattle organization Health Alliance International at UW, which launched a Mobile Moms text messaging service aimed at improving maternal health in Timor-Leste, was the beneficiary of the funds raised by a party July 14 at McCaw Hall by a group of young people called Agency. Ticket sales were about $40,000.
UW Course on Clinical Management of HIV Wins Global Health Prize A UW graduate course in HIV has been awarded a global health prize that recognizes the most original project conducted to alleviate poverty-related chronic and/or infectious disease in the last year. The course, Global Health 573 “Clinical Management of HIV,” received the Velji Award for Global Health Project of the Year Nov. 15 at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference in Montreal. The course is directed by Nina Kim, UW assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Since 2007, Global Health 573 has delivered free HIV training to more than 1,000 health professionals and has been webcast in 21 countries with the technical assistance of Treatment Research and Expert Education, a training program of the Department of Global Health established by Michael Chung, UW assistant professor of medicine and global health and international course director. Most of the distant students have been health professionals from countries in Africa, India, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The course also has led to several new partnerships with medical schools in Ethiopia and South Africa as well as with hospitals in resource-constrained settings, with the goal of fostering medical education and on-site HIV clinical mentorship. The course organizers will receive a plaque, as well as $1,000 to support ongoing volunteer global health activities.
UW Leads NIH-Funded Consortium to Train Global Health Researchers The UW is one of five consortia of colleges and universities to receive funds from the National Institutes of Health to help foster the next generation of global health scientists. The Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars program is building a network of U.S. academic institutions to provide early career physicians, veterinarians, dentists and scientists with a significant mentored research experience in a developing country. Joseph Zunt, associate professor in global health and the principal investigator for the UW-led consortium, said the grant will provide new opportunities for training 12-15 U.S. and international doctoral students and post-doctoral trainees each year in international settings.
UW Students Find Spiders with Potential to Combat Malaria UW seniors Christine Scullywest, Adam Tanaka, and Roshan Mahoney were recently among three first-place finishers in the Washington Global Health Alliance’s Be the Change student competition, thanks to their research proposal of employing the Evarcha culicivora spider to control malaria-spreading mosquitoes. The spiders are natural predators of female mosquitoes, which carry the malaria virus.
Stephen Gloyd, 2010 Edward K. Barsky Award for courageous and effective advocacy for human rights - Physician’s Forum (presented at the 2010 American Public Health Association conference November 2010).
Mary Anne Mercer, 2010 Board of Directors - WHO-based partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.
Tracy Harachi, 2011 UW's Outsanding Public Service Award for her role in helping a Cambodian university establish the country’s first college-level social work program.
Jared Baeten, 2010 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Young Investigator Award.
Andy Stergachis, School of Public Health Community Service Award- Univerity of Washington; 2010 Member, Advisory Group to Global Alert and Response on Mass Gatherings - WHO.
Kathy Neuzil, Infectious Diseases Society of America Joseph E. Smadel Lectur.
Tom Hawn, Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigations, Infectious Diseases Society of America Program Committee –Science in Medicine Lecture.
Wes van Voorhis, Infectious Diseases Society of America Board of Directors.
Judd Walson, Infectious Diseases Society of America Student Fellowship Mentor.
Julie McErath, Sr. Vice President Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division Co-Director.
Connie Celum, 2011 School of Public Health Distinguished Faculty Lecture –National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council, AIDS Research Advisory Committee; American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association Career Achievement Award.
Elizabeth Bukusi, New Deputy Director for Research and Training- KEMRI Medical Research Institute (Kenya).
Patricia Garcia, New Dean, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia School of Public Health.
Father Mena Attwa, School of Public Health Community Partners Award.- Coptic Center, Nairob.
Ann Downer, School of Public Health Faculty Community Service Award.
Pamela Kohler, School of Public Health Kenneth J. Anderson Staff Award.
Judith Wasserheit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases AIDS Research Advisory Committee.
Six DGH faculty, Members of Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.