New DGH Director of Finance and Administration – Abraham Guizar

The Department of Global Health is pleased to announce that Abraham Guizar has accepted the position of Director of Finance and Administration. “I have great confidence that Abraham has the experience, skillset, personality, and attitude necessary to lead DGH as the next Director of Finance and Administration,” said Interim DGH Chair Dr. Carey Farquhar. “He understands the advantages and challenges of sitting in SPH and SOM and the complexity of navigating our decentralized CPI model.   

A Giant in the Early Mycoplasma World

George Edward Kenny, former chair of the UW Pathobiology department, passed away on October 13, 2022.  

George, known around the world for his extensive research on mycoplasmas, organisms that cause respiratory and genital infection, joined the Department of Preventive Medicine in the UW School of Medicine in 1961.  

Joint Statement on the 2022 Iran Protests from the University of Washington Schools of Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry

UW School of Public Health

The six health science schools at the University of Washington stand united with the people of Iran. Threats to women’s health, bodily autonomy, and peaceful protests are extremely concerning and we, the deans of the University of Washington’s Schools of Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry recognize that our institutions have a unique leadership role in making the world a healthier place through public health advocacy, education and research.  

 

 

Amplifying Voices from the Global South

DGH students dreaming of making a positive difference in the world. One group of students was not content to wait until after graduation, so they joined the Global Health Justice Group. In June, Global Health Justice launched a website to amplify the voices and narratives from the Global South which address structural inequities and fundamental political and economic drivers of health that are often absent in the conventional global health discourse.

DGH is Hiring!

The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. 

Applications Open for DGH Academic Programs through December 1, 2022

The University of Washington Department of Global Health is committed to preparing the next generation of global health leaders through world-class education and training programs focused on research, evidence-based practice, and policy development. DGH currently offers four academic programs at the doctoral and master’s level. Below you can learn more about our department, programs, and admissions process. 

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.

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