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DGH Announces 2022 Outstanding Staff Award Recipient

The Department of Global Health recently awarded its 2022 Outstanding Staff Award to Arika Johnson (Program Manager, DGH Core). Her role as program manager for the newly implemented faculty search includes working with DGH leadership, Faculty Search Council, Human Resources, Communications, students and faculty candidates. Arika has done a phenomenal job supporting the DGH Faculty Search Council through the biggest, most complex faculty search the Department has ever done.

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We Stand in Solidarity with Buffalo

We are horrified and outraged by the racist shooting in Buffalo and mourn the victims once again lost to a radical, hate-filled ideology. We offer our deepest condolences and support and reaffirm our commitment to be anti-racist in our work, our curriculums, and our daily interactions.  

DGH Commemorates the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Today, May 17 is “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia”. We celebrate the proud resistance and long struggle for basic rights waged by LBGTQIA2S+ activists and their allies. This struggle has a deep connection to public health activism. May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Statement on Roe v. Wade

UW School of Public Health

As champions for health equity and the health of all people, we at the University of Washington School of Public Health (UW SPH) urge the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold Roe v. Wade.

In the Media

Sweltering streets: Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat

AP News

Hundreds of blue, green and grey tents are pitched under the sun’s searing rays in downtown Phoenix, a jumble of flimsy canvas and plastic along dusty sidewalks. Here, in the hottest big city in America, thousands of homeless people swelter as the summer’s triple digit temperatures arrive.

Dr. Kristie Ebi, Professor of Global Health at UW, is quoted.

When Should I Take a COVID Test?

NPR

By now we all know the drill when it comes to at home rapid Covid tests. You swab, you swirl, drip a few drops and wait 15 min.

At-home tests are very convenient, but knowing when to take a test and how to think about the result is important.

UW Medicine’s Dr. Helen Chu is here and will tell us how rapid tests can be helpful in reducing Covid cases.

Why America Doesn't Trust the CDC

Newsweek

People don't trust the CDC. Here's one example illustrating why. Two weeks ago, with no outcomes data on COVID-19 booster shots for 5-to-11-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vigorously recommended the booster for all 24 million American children in that age group. The CDC cited a small Pfizer study of 140 children that showed boosters elevated their antibody levels—an outcome known to be transitory.

Dr. Beth Bell, Clinical Professor of Global Health at UW, is quoted. 

Widely available antibiotic helps prevent bacterial STIs in certain populations, UW clinical trial finds

The Seattle Times

New research has found an antibiotic that’s been around for decades could help prevent sexually transmitted bacterial diseases, according to a recent University of Washington clinical trial that proved so effective in certain populations it ended early.

Dr. Connie Celum, a UW professor of global health, medicine and epidemiology co-led the research.