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By Hannah Hickey / UW News
At the start of the 2018 academic year, the Department of Global Health (DGH) welcomed 75 new graduate students – 56 in the MPH program and 19 in PhD programs. These 75 incoming students are from 17 countries, and join the 130 continuing students already enrolled in the DGH MPH and PhD programs.
Welcome back, students! This summer our global health community both had fun and were very productive. Check out summer highlights of activities and accomplishments of global health students. From Nepal to Botswana to Geneva and more - enjoy these student photos and read about their summer experiences!
Nurses and nurse-scientists interested in advanced multi-disciplinary training for population and global health practice can now apply for a new University of Washington degree program.
In the Media
Every country in the world is facing and failing to tackle a mental health crisis, from epidemics of anxiety and depression to conditions caused by violence and trauma, according to a review by experts that estimates the rising cost will hit $16tn (£12tn) by 2030.
A team of 28 global experts assembled by the Lancet medical journal says there is a “collective failure to respond to this global health crisis” which “results in monumental loss of human capabilities and avoidable suffering.”
A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol.
The study, published today in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in males between the ages of 15 and 49.
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.