Originally published in UW Today
The University of Washington is among the top producers of Fulbright scholars and students for 2016-17, according to lists released Sunday by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Fulbright Program, operated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
Kristie L. Ebi, UW Professor of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, authored a recently published report summarizing the first 25 years of accomplishments by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Dr. Ebi is a member of the USGCRP National Research Council Advisory Committee and Director of the UW Center for Health and the Global Environment.
In our world of radically increased interdependence, the forces that have shaped the challenges are universal, and they are not easily reversed.
- Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization
By Catherine Cheney
Chris Murray, professor of global health at the University of Washington and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, first met Bill Gates when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was just getting started.
By Catherine Cheney
“West Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb,” Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s minister of health, said at Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation, an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, her alma mater.
"We all learned a lot of lessons from the Ebola outbreak. At least one lesson that we have learned is that an epidemic... could quickly become a pandemic," she said.
By Maryn McKenna
A long-planned summit on climate change and health that was abruptly canceled last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) got a second chance at life in Atlanta yesterday. Detached from the federal agency and cut to a third of its originally intended length, the resurrected conference likely earned much more attention than it otherwise would have.