Governor Inslee Appoints MPH Student Peder Digre to Advocate for WA Students

Peder Digre, a second-year MPH candidate, has been appointed by WA Governor Jay Inslee to represent students across the state on the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). The WSAC works to support higher levels of educational attainment in Washington state and provides recommendations for many policy areas including college admissions, college readiness, college credit in high school, reengaging adult students, transfer processes, tuition, and economic and workforce development for the state. 

Student Blog: My Graduate Discovery Fellowship at the CDC

Jay Vornhagen is 2017 graduate of the Pathobiology PhD program at the University of Washington Department of Global Health. He is currently completing a postdoc with Lakshmi Rajagopal at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. During his tenure at UW he published more than any other student since the Pathobiology program began in 1990. Jay received a Graduate Discovery Fellowship to work at the Centers for Disease Control from January-March, 2017 with Mary Kamb, Associate Director for Global Activities in the Division of STD Prevention.

Northwest Public Health: Envisioning Healthy People in Sustainable Communities

How do we connect what we know about population health with what we do to improve it? The 2017 issue of Northwest Public Health examines the ties between social determinants and population health outcomes, and the successful policies, systems changes, interventions, innovations, and strategies being used to improve the health of whole populations.

University of Washington Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Family Planning

Seattle, WAAlison Drake is one of 28 Grand Challenges Explorations grant winners, announced today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The funding will allow Drake, an Assistant Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, to launch an innovative family planning and technology research project.

Congratulations, 2017 Graduates!

On Wednesday, June 9, 2017, the Department of Global Health celebrated our tenth graduation since our founding in 2007. Over 150 students received degrees and certificates, including five graduates of the PhD programs, 43 graduates of the MPH program, 53 undergraduates with a Minor in Global Health, 32 graduates of the medical school on the Global Health Pathway, 11 Post-Bachelor Fellows, and 18 students that received a graduate certificate in Global Health.

HS Newsbeat: Major Milestone Reached Against Infectious Diseases

By Bobbi Nodell

A collaboration involving UW Medicine researchers reached a major milestone toward helping investigators create drug therapies and vaccines for some of the world’s major infectious diseases.

The group solved 1,000 protein structures from more than 70 infectious disease organisms.

Understanding protein structures -- the basis of drug therapy and vaccines -- is key to understanding how infectious diseases are different from us, said Dr. Wesley Van Voorhis, head of the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the UW School of Medicine.

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