Dr. Carey Farquhar To Serve as Department of Global Health Interim Chair

The University of Washington School of Medicine (SoM) and UW School of Public Health (SPH) are pleased to announce that Dr. Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH has agreed to serve as Interim Chair of the Department of Global Health (DGH) until a permanent chair is found. “We are confident that Carey will continue to provide outstanding leadership for the department” said Dean of Public Health Hilary Godwin and Dean of Medicine Paul Ramsey.  

A COVID mystery: Some people never get sick even after being exposed to the virus

Komo News

A big mystery of the COVID-19 pandemic that researchers are baffled by is that some people are exposed to the virus but never get sick even as others are diagnosed with it multiple times, despite being vaccinated. Researchers say figuring out why that happens is an important question, and they're working to find the answer. Dr. Michael Gale, professor of global health, was quoted. 

Climate change could introduce humans to thousands of new viruses

Popular Science

Epidemiologists have focused a huge amount of attention on hunting down the moment those viruses made the interspecies leap. Which bats? When? But there’s another, broader question to be asked: Why do certain mammals bump into each other at all? And are there forces that make it more likely that a diseased bat ends up in a place where it can infect people? Kristie Ebi, professor of global health, is quoted. 

5 Global Health Students Make the 2022 Husky 100

This year’s annual Husky 100 awards have recognized 5 students within the Department of Global Health for making the most of their time at the University of Washington. These students actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future.  

A huge congratulations to our student global health leaders!  



COVID Shots Still Work But Researchers Hunt New Improvements

AP News

COVID-19 vaccinations are at a critical juncture as companies test whether new approaches like combination shots or nasal drops can keep up with a mutating coronavirus — even though it’s not clear if changes are needed. Dr. Beth Bell, clinical professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.