Department of Global Health Awards 15 Students with Travel Fellowships

The Department of Global Health awarded fifteen international travel fellowships to support the projects and research of graduate students and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. Students from varied disciplines across the University, including global health, epidemiology, nursing, psychology, architecture, and environmental health, will travel to eight countries to engage with local communities and pursue fieldwork experience.

'Living with COVID': Where the pandemic could go next

Reuters

As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations alike to brace for more waves of COVID-19.

Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Adjunct Professor of Global Health, is quoted.

Climate change: Will naming heatwaves save lives?

BBC News

Among the potential solutions that have been proposed to lower the number of fatalities in heat waves is the naming and categorizing of extreme heat events.

Kristie Ebi, Professor of Global Health and of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the UW, is quoted.

DGH Welcomes New Faculty Hires

The University of Washington Department of Global Health is excited to announce the newest additions to our full-time faculty. Their expertise and commitment to the DGH mission will be an asset to our department and our students.  

Welcome Sarah Masyuko, Yanfang Su, Adrienne Shapiro, Julianne Meisner, Keshet Ronen, Ferdinand Mukumbang and our joint faculty member with Health Services Population, Rabi Yunusa. 

We are not powerless against gun violence: Turn to civic action

The Seattle Times

"It is with a heavy heart that I ponder the media accounts of yet one more mass shooting in America. This one in Highland Park is different from Uvalde or Buffalo, however. I grew up on the North Shore of Chicago. It happened in the familiar," writes Helen Donnelly Goehring.

Research from Dr. Jürgen Unützer, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Global Health, is referenced.

Cities respond to rising heat … with new hires

Marketplace

People around the world are dying from heat exposure. A few cities and towns — from Phoenix and Miami here in the U.S. to Athens, Greece — are responding by hiring “chief heat officers.” It’s a step to the future of local heat resilience as the climate continues to change.

Kristie Ebi, Professor of Global Health and of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the UW, is quoted.

Meet the Global Engagement Fellows

UW News

The Office of Global Affairs is excited to announce that three faculty members have been awarded Global Engagement Fellows grants for the 2022-2023 academic year. Each fellow will receive $3000 from the Global Innovation Fund to build an inclusive UW global faculty community.

Dr. Kristie Ebi, Professor of Global Health and of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, has been named a Global Engagement Fellow.

Climate change is pushing hospitals to tipping point

Washington Post

When an unprecedented heat wave baked the Pacific Northwest last July, emergency rooms sought any way possible to lower the core body temperatures of patients coming in droves with heat-related ailments. Many emergency departments in the region began putting people in body bags filled with ice to help safely adjust their temperatures. But despite their lifesaving efforts, around 1,000 excess deaths occurred from the brutal heat. 

Kristie Ebi, Professor of Global Health and of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at UW, is quoted.

How we talk about monkeypox could protect lives

The Seattle Times

As if we didn’t have enough contagious viruses to worry about, monkeypox is now the latest unwelcome term to enter our daily lexicon. Even before we learned about the first U.S. cases of the disease in May, the way the European outbreak was framed by the media and public health officials was eerily familiar. 

Stephaun Wallace, Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Health at UW, is quoted.

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