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For students at the UW Department of Global Health, being a Research Assistant (RA) offers an enriching experience for both personal and professional growth. In 2017 more than 13 PhD and MPH students - who are Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity and Impact recipients and Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI) Top Scholar Award recipients - are undertaking Research Assistantships. Meet the current UW Department of Global Health batch of RAs, learn about their backgrounds and get their first-hand perspective of life as an RA.
By Kate Pfizenmaier / Global WACh
Death from diarrheal disease is entirely preventable yet it remains the second leading cause of death worldwide in children under five. When a child arrives at a clinic with severe diarrhea in a low-income country, say Kenya, what dictates the treatment they get? How do we define the severity of their condition and when do we assume it could be life threatening?
In the Media
U.S. Provides Most Development Assistance for Health, but Lags Behind Other Nations in Spending Per Person
By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
A new study finds that while the United States consistently has provided more funding for development assistance for health (DAH) than any other country, some high-income European nations have far surpassed the U.S.’s assistance in per capita and other expenditure measurements.
By Ashlie Chandler / UW School of Public Health
University of Washington researchers have pinpointed genetic variants that markedly increase HIV infection risk among people exposed to the virus.
These variants, described in a study published earlier this month in PLOS Pathogens, raised the risk of HIV infection by two- to eight-fold.
The University of Washington's Department of Global Health announced Thursday that HIV diagnoses in King County are at their lowest levels in over 30 years.
The numbers of new HIV diagnoses in King County and Washington state are at their lowest levels since 1985 and 1998, respectively, according to new data from Washington state and Public Health-Seattle & King County.
By Grace Harmon / The Daily, UW
As this past year has shown, Seattle’s temperate climate is by no means immune to the drastic shifts in weather brought about by climate change. Last January alone brought four crippling winter storms and Seattle saw its coldest winter since 1985. This summer broke the 1951 record for longest time without rainfall at 52 days, which led to multiple, long-lasting wildfires and hazardous air quality in the region.