- Alumni Céline Gounder Appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Task Force
- Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Cleared by Mid-December Following Release of Data Showing it is More than 90 Percent Effective (quotes Beth Bell)
- Will the Hardest-Hit Communities Get the Coronavirus Vaccine? (quotes Beth Bell)
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BY EMILY BOYNTON. Right as Rain, UW Medicine
First-generation students are typically defined as first in their family to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Being a first generation student, who doesn't have a family history of higher education, takes courage and determination and is an identity to be proud of.
Joseph Babigumira, MBChB, MS, PhD, has left his position as associate professor in the Department of Global Health, after nine years of service to his students, peer faculty and staff. Joseph has been an important contributor to the School of Public Health and the wider University of Washington community since he arrived in 2006 as a PhD student in the School of Pharmacy. Over the years, he has touched many of us with his thoughtfulness, sincerity, quiet activism and dry wit – we will miss him greatly.
To celebrate the UW School of Public Health’s 50 years of impact, the School is recognizing 50 alumni from around the world who have a demonstrated record of distinguished service and achievement across public health disciplines and settings. These 50 Changemakers of Public Health are leaders, trailblazers, educators, innovators, influencers and health equity heroes that represent just a slice of the School’s community of more than 10,000 alumni worldwide who are addressing some of the most pressing population health issues of our time.
This year, the UW Department of Global Health (DGH) welcomes 68 new graduate students. These newest Huskies hail from Seattle and across the USA, as well as international students from 13 different countries (Cameroon, Guinea, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe).
In the Media
Céline Gounder, MD, has been appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force. She is a UW School of Medicine graduate and is among the first cohort of UW Global Health medical students; she helped initiate the UW SOM International Health Group, establishing what are now the Dept.
By Gina Kolata, NYTimes
A committee that advises the C.D.C.’s director is working on a plan to equitably distribute immunizations when they become available.
Results to appear in Open Forum Infectious Diseases show hydroxychloroquine does not keep people from developing COVID-19.
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