On May 16, 2019, the University of Washington welcomed Stephen Lewis, co-director of AIDS-Free World, for the Stephen Gloyd Endowed Lecture. Lewis co-founded AIDS-Free World in 2007 with the hopes of starting a non-profit organization that creates more effective worldwide responses to HIV and AIDS. The organization examines several factors within the AIDS epidemic, including discrimination and violence against women, the LGBT community, disabled persons, and poor and marginalized populations.
Dr. Grace John-Stewart, a professor of global health, epidemiology, medicine, and pediatrics at the University of Washington, was recently awarded an $828,368 grant from the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services. The grant is titled “The effect of HIV exposure and infection on immunity to TB in children”.
The Department of Global Health awarded 36 international travel fellowships this spring to support the projects and research of graduate and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. Thirty-six students from varied disciplines across the University, including global health, nursing, epidemiology, medicine, public health, psychiatry, and pharmacy, will travel to 18 countries pursuing fieldwork experience.
Before reaching her current position of Field Coordinator with Doctors Without Borders, Karin Huster was a Registered Nurse and an MPH student at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health. Working alongside professors , Huster gathered a multitude of skills that she’s used to advance her career. In addition to her wide-ranging field work, Huster is a regular writer and contributor to radio shows and podcasts.
Prior to earning their Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, all students in the University of Washington School of Public Health must complete a practicum project, in which they take the knowledge they’ve gained in the classroom and apply it to the real world.
Born in Pakistan and educated at the University of Washington from 1996-1998, Dr. Rana Jawad Asghar has carved an impressive career in global health. Stints at UW (where he earned a Master’s in Public Health), Stanford, and University of Bristol preceded several jobs across the globe, spanning from Mozambique to Atlanta, Georgia. Today, Asghar serves as the CEO of Global Health Strategists & Implementers, a consulting firm focused on improving the global population’s health. Dr.
Global Health Pathway Student Naomi Nkinsi Receives Award to Research Linkages between Food Insecurity and HIV Outcomes
University of Washington Global Health Pathway medical student Naomi Nkinsi has been awarded a new grant to fund research on the effect of food insecurity on antiretroviral therapy and HIV outcomes in South Africa. The $4000 Grant for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship (G.E.R.M.) was awarded by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation.
A belief in health and equity for all people – and understanding the challenges that underrepresented minorities can face – sparked Courtney Jackson’s path in global health. As an MPH student at the University of Washington, Jackson was able to thrive by finding strong women of color mentors along the way who helped create a space of belonging.
Today Jackson was named among the University of Washington’s Husky 100, the university’s top award honoring UW students who display exemplary work in their respective fields.
More than 30 years ago, University of Washington and Kenyan researchers first began partnering to strengthen global health research and action in Kenya. Since then, collaborations have blossomed, mutually strengthening both UW researchers and their Kenyan counterparts and resulting in long-term health impacts in Kenya and beyond.
A Shared Mission for Better Global Health – Strengthening Global Health Capacity at Chinese Universities
A UW training program with top Chinese universities is strengthening China’s role in global health. To share experiences about the program, participating Chinese students and faculty came together with their UW collaborators for a workshop at Wuhan University in China.