On Thursday, June 7, 2018, the Department of Global Health celebrated our 11th graduation since our founding in 2007. Over 140 students received degrees and certificates, including 3 graduates of the PhD programs, 53 graduates of the MPH program, 43 undergraduates with a Minor in Global Health, 17 graduates of the medical school on the Global Health Pathway, 8 Post-Bachelor Fellows, and 13 students that received a graduate certificate in Global Health.
By Duke University
The majority of the world’s population lives in low-income countries with extremely limited access to mental health care. This gap is largest in African nations, which have the world’s lowest ratio of mental health professionals: just 1.4 per 100,000 people.
For more than a decade, researchers have been exploring ways to close that gap for nearly 50 million orphans in Africa who are grieving the loss of one or both parents. HIV/AIDS and respiratory infections are the leading cause of death.
The Department of Global Health awarded 33 international travel fellowships this spring to support the projects and research of graduate and professional students and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. Thirty-two students from varied disciplines across the University, including global health, nursing, epidemiology, medicine, anthropology, psychology, and pharmacy, will travel to seventeen countries pursuing fieldwork experience.
By UW SPH
After eight years at the National Institute of Mental Health, Pamela Collins joined the UW in January to lead its global mental health program, a joint effort of the Departments of Global Health and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
More than 300 UW students, faculty, staff, and community members recently participated in a panel discussion on police violence as a public health issue in Seattle.
The faculty senate is currently voting on an amendment to the UW Faculty Code mandating the consideration of faculty contributions to promote diversity and equal opportunity as part of the promotion and tenure process. This means that along with the typical considerations of research, teaching and service, activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion will also be considered as meritorious activities worthy of assessment, but will not be required components.