To Champion Mental Health, Dr. Pamela Collins Leant her Expertise to a Powerful New Docu-Series Focused on Emotional Well-being

As a psychiatrist, researcher, and professor of both global health and psychiatry & behavioral sciences at the University of Washington, Dr. Pamela Collins has dedicated her career to advocating for the relevance and importance of mental health. Now, two powerful allies are helping further this message for the public: Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry.

2021 Global Health Career Week Lineup and Registration Information

The annual Global Health Career Week, hosted by the Department of Global Health, connects students of all levels to organizations, professionals, and opportunities in the field of public health. The line-up includes a virtual Alumni Conversation and Social Media Training, along with panels for PhD and undergraduate students planning to pursue careers in public health.

‘Stay at the Table’: Dr. Anu Taranath on How to Have Sustained Dialogue About Global Health Equity

At the beginning of every academic year, the University of Washington Department of Global Health selects a Common Book to bring together students, staff, and faculty to learn about a topic of shared importance. This year, the department selected “Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World” by award-winning author Dr. Anu Taranath.

‘People Were Really Quite Stunned’: Dr. Caroline Ryan, Incoming CDC Country Director for Ethiopia, Shares Lessons from the Fight Against HIV, COVID-19 in Eswatini

When Dr. Caroline Ryan became the CDC Country Director for Eswatini in 2015, the small kingdom in Southern Africa (then known as Swaziland) had the highest rate of HIV in the world – 27% of the adult population. But there was reason to be optimistic.

The following year, a study showed that the number of new infections in the country had been nearly halved and the number of people who were on antiretrovirals that were virally suppressed had doubled.

Student Advocate on Race and Medicine Naomi Nkinsi Wins Soros Award

Naomi Nkinsi grew up in Yaoundé, Cameroon, speaking French, wearing brightly colored clothes, and her name was pronounced “Now-me.”

Her parents were from the Democratic Republic of Congo and she grew up with a rich history of African culture. But when she moved to a suburb of Atlanta when she was 6, she changed her name to “Nay-o-me” and ditched the brightly colored clothes for jeans and T-shirts. She struggled to fit in.

UW Implementation Science PhD Student Coco Alarcon Wins Best Student Poster Competition at CUGH for Community-Based One Health Project

Coco Alarcon, a University of Washington PhD student in Implementation Science, has won The Lancet Global Health-CUGH Best Student Poster Competition at the annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference, held virtually from March 12-14.