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UW Named a 'Top Producer' of Fulbright Scholars, Students

Originally published in UW Today

The University of Washington is among the top producers of Fulbright scholars and students for 2016-17, according to lists released Sunday by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Fulbright Program, operated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

Kristie L. Ebi Authors Report on Accomplishments of US Global Change Research Program

Kristie L. Ebi, UW Professor of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, authored a recently published report summarizing the first 25 years of accomplishments by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Dr. Ebi is a member of the USGCRP National Research Council Advisory Committee and Director of the UW Center for Health and the Global Environment. 

Margaret Chan's Keynote Address at Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation Symposium

Read the entire transcript of the keynote address of Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, at the UW Department of Global Health's 10th anniversary celebration symposium, Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation. Chan discussed grand challenges on the horizon of the next decade: control of non-communicable diseases, climate change, pandemic disease response and educating the next generation of global health leaders.

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CATCH Study Aims to Treat Children Living with HIV Before Symptoms Appear

The HIV Counseling and Testing for Children at Home (CATCH) study is concluding its final study after several years of conducting research in various parts of Kenya. The study does exactly as it name suggests — it tries to “catch” children who may be living with HIV but are still asymptomatic and tries to treat them. CATCH works by directly approaching parents who are already in treatment directly and asking if they want to have their children tested. 

In the Media

Devex: Q&A With Liberia's Minister of Health on Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis

By Catherine Cheney

“West Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb,” Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s minister of health, said at Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation, an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, her alma mater. 

"We all learned a lot of lessons from the Ebola outbreak. At least one lesson that we have learned is that an epidemic... could quickly become a pandemic," she said.

EOS: Revived Climate Change Forum Focuses on Threats to Human Health

By Maryn McKenna

A long-planned summit on climate change and health that was abruptly canceled last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) got a second chance at life in Atlanta yesterday. Detached from the federal agency and cut to a third of its originally intended length, the resurrected conference likely earned much more attention than it otherwise would have.

CNN: Scientists Highlight Deadly Health Risks of Climate Change

By Jacqueline Howard

The future is expected to hold more deadly heat waves, the fast spread of certain infectious diseases and catastrophic food shortages.

These events could cause premature deaths -- and they're all related to climate change, according to a panel of experts who gathered at the Carter Center in Atlanta for the Climate & Health Meeting.