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After a Year Like No Other, the Department of Global Health Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2021

On Friday, June 11, the Department of Global Health (DGH) honored the Class of 2021 with a virtual graduation celebration. During the annual event, the 14th since the department was founded in 2007, speakers acknowledged the unique challenges and opportunities of the previous year, particularly for students entering the field of global health. 

Lee Ann Campbell Honored for Outstanding Graduate Mentoring

When Ana Gervassi went into panic mode forty-five minutes before the General Examinations for her doctoral degree, there was only one thing she could think to do. She went to the office of her faculty mentor, Lee Ann Campbell, a professor of global health and the director of the Interdisciplinary Pathobiology Program at the University of Washington.

Online Education Manager Anya Nartker Receives Outstanding Staff Award

Online education manager Anya Nartker has been selected to receive the 2021 University of Washington Department of Global Health (DGH) Outstanding Staff Award. In further recognition of her instrumental contributions to the success of DGH during a year like no other, Anya also received the UW School of Public Health (SPH) Anderson-O’Connell Award for Outstanding Staff Service, presented at the virtual SPH Awards of Excellence ceremony on June 2, 2021. 

Meet the 2021 Global Health Outstanding Student Award Winners

Every year, the University of Washington Department of Global Health (DGH) honors three exceptional graduate students who demonstrate a strong commitment to the field of global health. In addition to these departmental honorees, DGH nominates two candidates to the Gilbert S. Omenn Award, the School of Public Health’s most prestigious recognition for students. Awardees and nominees are selected based on a combination of academic excellence, impactful interdisciplinary research, and collaborations with local and global partners.

In the Media

U.S. Global Change Research Program Should Shift Focus to Preparing for and Avoiding Worst Potential Consequences of Climate Change, Says New Report (Includes Kris Ebi)

WASHINGTON — As it drafts its next decadal strategic plan, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) should shift its focus to providing insights that help society prepare for and avoid the worst potential consequences of climate change, while protecting the most vulnerable, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

COVID-19 In-Depth Report: Summary of Evidence Related to the Risk of Other Infections in the Context of COVID-19

Severe COVID-19 is associated with critical illness and immune dysregulation, both of which have been previously associated with increased risk of nosocomial infection. The care of COVID-19 patients has required dramatic changes to usual hospital practices and heightened concern for infection control practices. This is a brief summary of published evidence related to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-COVID infections.

Double Dose of Debate: Opinions Vary on Timing of COVID Vaccine Shots as Potential 4th Wave Looms (includes Ruanne Barnabas)

by Lisa Stiffler  / March 19, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccines still in limited supply and case counts threatening to resurge, there is a debate over the benefits of giving more people their first shot and waiting a longer time to administer the second dose, or whether to stay the course and prioritize getting both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine into arms as quickly as possible.