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.
High school students around the state of Washington have the opportunity to gain college experience and credit in a variety of courses ranging from Computer Science 142 to Global Health 101 through the UW in the High School program. Tami Carabello, a teacher at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, recently taught the Global Health 101: Introduction to Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies and Outcomes course to her 11th and 12th grade students.
A project by the University of Washington, in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Mozambique, has received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to jump-start stalled declines in child mortality by improving interventions delivered at or near the time of birth.
By Brenda Kharono and Miriana Duran
August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. To highlight these issues, UW Global Health MPH students Brenda Kharono and Miriana Duran share their experiences researching human milks banks.
The University of Washington School of Public Health’s popular public health major has been renamed the “Public Health—Global Health Major” to better reflect its domestic and global competencies. The change, approved recently by UW President Ana Mari Cauce, takes effect immediately.
This year's recipients of the Omenn Award for Academic Excellence, the School's highest honor, are breaking new ground in occupational safety and global mental health. Efforts by Katrin Fabian, an MPH graduate in global health, could improve mental health care for more patients in Liberia. Research by Miriam Calkins, who received a PhD in environmental and occupational hygiene, could lead to measures that better protect workers from heat exposure.
By Brooke Fisher
It takes a village to save a village. A floating village, that is. Drawing on the expertise of researchers from six different UW departments, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working to improve the health and living conditions of an impoverished floating community in the Peruvian Amazon.
“The residents have chronic health issues and diseases and we know their bodies are being attacked,” said CEE assistant professor Rebecca Neumann.