2017

Select from the following:
  • 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.

 

 

  • 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.
  • 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.

2016

Select from the following:
  • 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.
  • Paul Nevin (MPH ’15) was awarded first place prize for feature photography for the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards in Region 10 for his photography that documents maternal health issues in Kenya. 

2015

Select from the following:
  • 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.
  • Ann Downer was named the University of Washington’s 2015 Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award.
  • 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
  • MPH student Paul Nevin traveled to Kenya, thanks to a fellowship from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. His feature story, Seattle group's training program saves lives of moms and babies in Kenya, appeared on page one of The Seattle Times.
  • 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. 

2014

Select from the following:
  • 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.

2013

Select from the following:
  • 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.

2012

Select from the following:
  • 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.

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.

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 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. 

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.

2010-2011

Select from the following:
  • 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.