UW Faculty Take Home Top Prizes at Global Health Industry Awards

Two University of Washington faculty were awarded top prizes at the inaugural Global Health Impact Awards held virtually on October 14.

Dr. Patricia Pavlinac, UW assistant professor of global health and co-director of the Gut Health and Child Survival scientific priority area of Global WACh, won the Rising Star Award, which recognizes an individual 40 or under who is making an exceptional impact in a global health organization or initiative.

Global Health Highlights: Addressing the Global Burden of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are one of the world’s most serious and widespread public health challenges. More than 1 million STIs are acquired every day, according to the World Health Organization. In 2020 alone, an estimated 37.6 million people worldwide were living with HIV and 1.5 million individuals became newly infected.            

Applications Open for DGH Academic Programs Through December 1, 2021

Founded in 2007, 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. Our alumni work in more than 25 countries across five continents to improve health and eliminate health disparities around the world. We’re proud that our graduates go on to lead ministries of health, direct non-profit organizations, run research labs, develop medical innovations, hold public office, and more.

UW Announces New Global Cardiovascular Health Program, Inaugural Director

The University of Washington Department of Global Health (DGH) and Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine announced the formation of a new joint Global Cardiovascular Health Program (GCHP) dedicated to global cardiovascular disease prevention and care.

Dr. Chris Longenecker will serve as the inaugural program director, beginning November 1, 2021. He will hold faculty appointments in both global health and cardiology.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Selected as UW Health Sciences 2021-22 Common Book

Each year, an open group from within the University of Washington Health Sciences selects a Common Book that serves as a platform for students from across health professions to learn together on topics of common importance. Throughout the school year students have the opportunity to participate in a series of lectures, interactive discussions, advocacy efforts, and seminars focused on the major topic(s) of the book.

Alumni Spotlight: The Storied Career of Beatriz Thomé (MPH '10)

Over the last two decades, Beatriz Thomé, MD, MPH, PhD, has worked as a pediatrician, research manager, university lecturer, and monitoring & evaluation specialist in countries as geographically disperse as Mozambique, Switzerland, and her native Brazil. When asked what’s the thread that ties together her wide-ranging career in public health, global health, and medicine, Thomé responds with a simple question: How can I contribute?

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