Every year, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, UW Health Services and UW Medicine honor members of the university community who have dedicated themselves to serving those in need.
The Department of Global Health (DGH) at the University of Washington, which bridges the Schools of Medicine (SOM) and Public Health (SPH), is recruiting individuals to join our faculty as assistant professors and assistant teaching professors.
Women, adolescents, and children are three of the world’s most vulnerable populations. According to a report published by Every Woman Every Child, 7.4 million young people under the age of 25 died of preventable causes in 2019, and every hour 33 women did not survive childbirth.
One of the reasons for these staggering numbers is that women, adolescents, and children are often disenfranchised and underrepresented in scientific research and healthcare.
Congolese microbiologist Dr. Jean Jacques Muyembe Tamfum’s long road to recognition for his scientific discoveries began in 1976.
Ruanne Barnabas Leaving UW; Selected Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Ruanne Barnabas, professor of global health and of medicine, will be leaving the University of Washington at the end of this year to become chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Every year, the Department of Global Health selects a Common Book to serve as a platform for our community of students, staff, and faculty to learn together on topics of common importance. We are happy to share that this year’s DGH Common Book, as voted on by members of the department, is: “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World” by Anand Giridharadas.
Achieving health for all globally requires developing sustainable health systems locally. To support this vision, the Department of Global Health (DGH) regularly partners with Ministries of Health, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations worldwide to strengthen systems, optimize policies, and implement solutions that promote population health.
Below, we’re highlighting two DGH centers actively working with global partners to improve the quality of locally-led public health initiatives and outcomes.
For the fifth-straight year, the University of Washington is joining colleges and universities throughout the nation to participate in the National First-Generation College Celebration on November 8.
A team of University of Washington School of Public Health students received the Exceptional Student Award from the Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA) for their work supporting the COVID-19 outbreak response in North Central Washington.