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UW Students Win Top Awards for Innovative Research at World's Leading Academic Global Health Conference
University of Washington Department of Global Health students won top awards in the Lancet-Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) student research competition held at the CUGH conference in New York, March 16-18. The international conference brought together over 1800 people from academia, NGOs, government and the private sector.
Landscape architecture, engineering, geography, nursing, dentistry, medicine, and other disciplines all have roles to play in achieving global health, yet many remain largely underrepresented in global health projects. Bringing together these untraditional partners and building long-term collaborative relationships is the aim of a joint University of Washington and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) project that today was awarded the “100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation” grant.
STATEMENT: Standing with all our students, staff and faculty - A response to heated language about immigration
Dear students, faculty and staff:
At the University of Washington, we are honored to collaborate with students, faculty and staff from around the globe. The Department of Global Health, our School of Public Health, and our University would not be the world-class institutions they are without their contributions.
In the Media
Midway into a study in which all participants are offered use of a monthly vaginal ring containing an antiretroviral (ARV) drug called dapivirine, researchers have seen women's risk of acquiring HIV reduced by more than half.
By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service
Dr. Paul Farmer, global health and human rights activist, founder of the nonprofit Partners in Health, and a Harvard anthropologist and medical professor, was recently in Seattle and took time out for a two-hour open Q&A session with UW students that centered on equity as the key to global health.
By Agnes Kyotalengerire / New Vision
The three-day meeting attracted investigators from the six collaborating countries of Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Pakistan who admit malnourished children, follow them through hospitalization and then six months after.
By Leila Gray / UW Medicine
“Current criteria using head size to diagnose Zika-related brain injury fail to capture more subtle brain damage that can lead to significant learning problems and mental health disorders later in life,” said Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, Professor Global Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Washington's Schools of Public Health and Medicine, who specializes in maternal and fetal infections. “We are diagnosing only the tip of the iceberg.”