More than 10 PhD and MPH students who entered Department of Global Health graduate programs in 2020 were awarded a variety of Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Meet the current UW Department of Global Health batch of RAs and Fellows, learn about their backgrounds and get their first-hand perspectives of life as global health graduate student in 2020-21.
UW Global Health students: DGH faculty and staff want to collaborate with YOU! Gain first-hand experience on global health projects!
Below are current and upcoming projects from DGH researchers and staff who are looking for students to get involved! DGH will hold networking sessions between January 25 and February 5 where students can discuss project opportunities with relevant faculty/staff.
United World Antiviral Research Network (UWARN) Partners Collaborate to Expand Understanding of New COVID Variants, Key to Future Vaccine Development
The recent recognition of new COVID-19 variants, first detected in South Africa (B.1.135, 501Y.V2), Brazil (P1) and the UK (B.1.1.7) – and the variants’ potential to disrupt vaccine effectiveness and protection from prior COVID-19 infection – is an urgent concern that UWARN partners around the globe are collaborating on to understand.
Dear DGH community,
Monday, January 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on which we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy as a civil rights leader. His brilliant leadership, advocacy, and nonviolent civil disobedience were instrumental in fighting segregation and promoting the right to vote. His work and commitment to antiracism continue to inspire.
Rising infections and new, highly contagious strains of the coronavirus are pressuring governments to accelerate vaccinations
By Dasl Yoon in Seoul, Rhiannon Hoyle in Sydney and Felicia Schwartz in Tel Aviv, The Wall Street Journal
Public health experts are racing to prepare communities for the vaccine, but they face notable hurdles.
by Lilly Fowler, Crosscut
Rosalinda Martinez, a 47-year-old immigrant from Mexico who lives in Tukwila, doesn’t plan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, even though she’s at higher risk of dying from the virus because she’s overweight and diabetic.
For nearly three decades, Grace John-Stewart, a professor of global health and epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has devoted her career to improving HIV prevention and treatment.