SPH Celebrates 2024 Excellence Award Winners

UW School of Public Health

The University of Washington School of Public Health (SPH) recognized dozens of students, staff, and faculty at its annual Excellence Awards celebration on May 14, 2024 in the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health. The Excellence Awards celebrates members of the SPH community for their dedication, service, and many contributions to public health. Congratulations to all our awardees!

Grace John-Stewart receives the 2024 Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

UW School of Public Health

Congratulations to University of Washington School of Public Health faculty Grace John-Stewart for receiving the 2024 Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award! The Landolt Award recognizes faculty who exemplify excellence in graduate student education. John-Stewart along with the other UW award recipients will be honored on June 6, at the annual UW Awards of Excellence Ceremony.

2024 DGH Staff Awards

Every year, we take the time to recognize outstanding staff for their dedication and many contributions to our department. Criteria for selecting outstanding staff included superior service, resourcefulness, innovation, creativity, excellence, integrity, and a commitment to creating and sustaining a climate of equity, justice, and anti-racism. Congratulations to all nominees!

Congratulations to our 2024 DGH Husky 100 Winners

Congratulations three students who were named to the Husky 100 - Patience Komba, Doctor of Global Health Leadership and Practice (DrGH), Sandra Urusaro, MPH, Global Health; Graduate Certificate in Global Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children, and DGH Communications student assistant, undergraduate Sophie Li, BS, Public Health – Global Health. 

The purpose of the Husky 100 program is to recognize the outstanding work and achievements of students who are making the most of their Husky Experience.  

How a Student-Created Program is Building Family Amongst International Public Health Students

UW School of Public Health

The International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a group created and run by public health graduate students at the UW. ISSP fills the gaps they encountered with free airport pickups, temporary accommodations, furniture, household items, and mentorship from fellow students. The core group of students who created and run it are Jacinta Ifunanya Azie, Patience Jaman, Alison Wiyeh, Hiwot Zewdie, Mariama Bah and Mohamed Albirair.

Two UW researchers named AAAS Fellows

UW News

Two University of Washington researchers have been named AAAS Fellows, according to an April 18 announcement by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among 502 newly elected fellows from around the world, who are recognized for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements” in science and engineering.

Heat-related ER visits rose in 2023, CDC study finds

The New York Times

The rate of emergency room visits caused by heat illness increased significantly last year in large swaths of the country compared with the previous five years, according to a study published on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kristie Ebi, professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.

Undoing Unfair Knowledge Practices in Global Health with Seye Abimbola

Dr Seye Abimbola is a health systems researcher and one of the world's leading scholars and voices on decolonizing global health. His first exposure to  social determinants of health came during his mother’s midwifery work which he witnessed during childhood. He continued to see inequity in health while working at the Nigeria Ministry of Health where he observed a disconnect between those in power understanding the needs of the community being served.