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2021 Global Health Career Week Lineup and Registration Information

The annual Global Health Career Week, hosted by the Department of Global Health, connects students of all levels to organizations, professionals, and opportunities in the field of public health. The line-up includes a virtual Alumni Conversation and Social Media Training, along with panels for PhD and undergraduate students planning to pursue careers in public health.

‘Stay at the Table’: Dr. Anu Taranath on How to Have Sustained Dialogue About Global Health Equity

At the beginning of every academic year, the University of Washington Department of Global Health selects a Common Book to bring together students, staff, and faculty to learn about a topic of shared importance. This year, the department selected “Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World” by award-winning author Dr. Anu Taranath.

In the Media

U.S. Global Change Research Program Should Shift Focus to Preparing for and Avoiding Worst Potential Consequences of Climate Change, Says New Report (Includes Kris Ebi)

WASHINGTON — As it drafts its next decadal strategic plan, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) should shift its focus to providing insights that help society prepare for and avoid the worst potential consequences of climate change, while protecting the most vulnerable, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

COVID-19 In-Depth Report: Summary of Evidence Related to the Risk of Other Infections in the Context of COVID-19

Severe COVID-19 is associated with critical illness and immune dysregulation, both of which have been previously associated with increased risk of nosocomial infection. The care of COVID-19 patients has required dramatic changes to usual hospital practices and heightened concern for infection control practices. This is a brief summary of published evidence related to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-COVID infections.

Double Dose of Debate: Opinions Vary on Timing of COVID Vaccine Shots as Potential 4th Wave Looms (includes Ruanne Barnabas)

by Lisa Stiffler  / March 19, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccines still in limited supply and case counts threatening to resurge, there is a debate over the benefits of giving more people their first shot and waiting a longer time to administer the second dose, or whether to stay the course and prioritize getting both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine into arms as quickly as possible.