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More than 30 UW researchers participated in the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) — the world’s largest global gathering on HIV and AIDS — to share their ground-breaking science to help address the most pressing challenges in HIV/AIDS. The conference offered an important opportunity to strengthen policies and programs around the world that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.
High school students around the state of Washington have the opportunity to gain college experience and credit in a variety of courses ranging from Computer Science 142 to Global Health 101 through the UW in the High School program. Tami Carabello, a teacher at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, recently taught the Global Health 101: Introduction to Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies and Outcomes course to her 11th and 12th grade students.
By Brenda Kharono and Miriana Duran
August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. To highlight these issues, UW Global Health MPH students Brenda Kharono and Miriana Duran share their experiences researching human milks banks.
The University of Washington School of Public Health’s popular public health major has been renamed the “Public Health—Global Health Major” to better reflect its domestic and global competencies. The change, approved recently by UW President Ana Mari Cauce, takes effect immediately.
This year's recipients of the Omenn Award for Academic Excellence, the School's highest honor, are breaking new ground in occupational safety and global mental health. Efforts by Katrin Fabian, an MPH graduate in global health, could improve mental health care for more patients in Liberia. Research by Miriam Calkins, who received a PhD in environmental and occupational hygiene, could lead to measures that better protect workers from heat exposure.
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Journal of Clinical Pathways
In July 2018, researchers from the University of Washington published a commentary in JAMA Oncology (doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.1939) that contextualized and explained the delayed adoption of evidence-based breast cancer surgical practices throughout US history.
An emerging bacterial threat, mycoplasma genitalium, that can be passed through sex is making some headlines across the pond as the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV recently drafted guidance aimed at better detecting and treating it.
By Manisha Jha / The Daily
UW Provost Mark Richards joined Sen. Patty Murray and seven global health security experts in Kane Hall on Monday morning to discuss the future of global health in a violent world. The event was hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security.
By Reuters / Lisa Rapaport
For women with early-stage breast cancer, many surgeons would advise extensive removal of the lymph nodes under the armpits even though recent evidence shows this doesn’t improve survival or the odds of cancer recurring, a U.S. study found.
Nearly half of breast cancer surgeons surveyed said they would recommend the procedure, known as axillary node dissection, despite modern guidelines that recommend against it.
By Leila Gray / UW Medicine
A study has found that one in four nonhuman primates infected with the Zika virus early in pregnancy miscarried, even though the animals showed few signs of infection. The study was conducted by researchers in Wisconsin, Washington, California, Oregon, and Texas