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MPH Student Focuses on Gender Inequality in India

From the time she was 11 years old, Halima Freudberg dreamed of serving in the Peace Corps. Hailing from Philadelphia, she studied Psychology and Gender and Sexuality Studies at nearby Bryn Mawr College.  After graduation, Halima realized her dream of joining the Peace Corps and travelled to a rural village in Cameroon.

Teaching Children with Cerebral Palsy to Walk: UW Exoskeleton Project Wins $30,000 to Develop New Technology

Imagine a therapeutic device that children with cerebral palsy could wear at home to strengthen their legs and increase their mobility, eventually allowing them to walk without assistance.  Now imagine the device was low-tech and affordable, making it accessible to children around the globe who have limited or no access to expensive therapies that require robotics, supervision by a trained clinician, or invasive surgeries.

New Endowed Professorship for Study of Population Health

Two long-time SPH faculty members, Stephen Bezruchka and Mary Anne Mercer, established a unique and timely endowed professorship. The Bezruchka Family Endowed Professorship for the Public Understanding of Population Health seeks to fund a distinguished scholar focused on the study, teaching and dissemination of knowledge about population health. The new fund will continue the couple’s legacy as activists and defenders of underserved and under-resourced communities.

Global Health Career Week Coming Up

The Department of Global Health's Global Health Resource Center is excited to announce the following events happening during our annual Global Health Career Week, held this year May 8-15, 2017.  All are welcome!

 Monday, May 8, 2017

Building Professional Relationships Workshop: Networking strategies to secure internships and careers in Global Health
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Health Sciences RR 134

Call For Nominations: Department of Global Health (DGH) Alumni Early Achievement Award 2017

In celebration of the many achievements of recent alumni, the University of Washington, Department of Global Health (DGH) is accepting nominations for the first annual DGH Alumni Early Achievement Award. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff and alumni. One alumnus will be selected and recognized at the DGH Global Healthies Poster Competition and Award Ceremony, to be held on Monday, May 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

In the Media

KUOW: How Much Money Could Trump Take from Science in WA?

By Kara McDermott

A quick glance around Lake Union and you can tell there’s a lot of science happening in our state. With the Trump administration threatening cuts to research funding, we examined how much money this could mean for Washington state.

First of all, it’s difficult to lasso all the federal dollars going to science. So we zeroed in on two big agencies to get an overview: the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), looking at their reports for the 2016 fiscal year.

Life Science Daily: Study Links Kidney Disease to Cardiovascular Deaths

Research findings have determined a connection between kidney disease and cardiovascular deaths.

An examination of the analysis, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, lends insight into the true impact of kidney disease on societies while underscoring the importance of kidney disease screenings.


Bernadette Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Health at UW, was quoted in this piece.