By Hannah Hickey / UW News
At the start of the 2018 academic year, the Department of Global Health (DGH) welcomed 75 new graduate students – 56 in the MPH program and 19 in PhD programs. These 75 incoming students are from 17 countries, and join the 130 continuing students already enrolled in the DGH MPH and PhD programs.
Welcome back, students! This summer our global health community both had fun and were very productive. Check out summer highlights of activities and accomplishments of global health students. From Nepal to Botswana to Geneva and more - enjoy these student photos and read about their summer experiences!
Nurses and nurse-scientists interested in advanced multi-disciplinary training for population and global health practice can now apply for a new University of Washington degree program.
Translating remarkable advances in new medicines, vaccines, and diagnostic tools into practice that improve people’s lives on the ground can often be slow or uneven. To gain understanding of tools to effectively tackle this “know-do gap,” 72 students from 17 countries participated in UW Department of Global Health’s “Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health” intensive course.
The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) made UW history when its country offices in Haiti and India transitioned into independent organizations. This is the first time a UW-led organization has transitioned into an international one that is locally owned.
Students from around the globe met in Seattle this month to learn cutting-edge research strategies and techniques in the fields of STDs and HIV. 81 students from 14 countries participated in the 26th Annual Principles of STD/HIV Research Course, conducted by UW’s Department of Global Health and Center for AIDS Research. The curriculum focuses on critical research areas in STD/HIV and the fundamentals of different disciplines involved in STD/HIV research.
The University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) has announced funding for seven New Investigator Award proposals this year. These proposals represent multiple CFAR institutions - including UW, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's, and the University of Hawai’i - as well as a variety of types of science: clinical and epidemiologic investigation, basic laboratory discovery, and quantitative research. The awardees are listed below.
More than 30 UW researchers participated in the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) — the world’s largest global gathering on HIV and AIDS — to share ground-breaking science aimed at helping to address the most pressing challenges in HIV/AIDS. The conference offered an important opportunity to strengthen policies and programs around the world that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.