For graduating medical students, Match Day is the event that determines where they will spend the next years of their lives. On this day each year, students across the country learn where they will complete their residencies before obtaining medical licenses. Typically, this process happens in-person, with the graduating students able to celebrate the occasion with their loved ones. However, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Match Day took place virtually.
Experts at the UW Department of Global Health are actively engaged in COVID-19 research, learning, and service activities to help mitigate the global pandemic.
From testing patients and implementing measures to prevent outbreaks, to vaccine research, and prevention and treatment studies, our team is working to slow COVID-19.
With its Population Health Initiative, the University of Washington annually distributes research grant funding for one-of-a-kind projects that address unique health challenges here in Washington and around the world. This year, three of the awarded research teams include faculty members from the Department of Global Health: Peter Rabinowitz, Charles Mock, James Pfeiffer, Rachel Chapman, and Steve Gloyd.
Kristie Ebi of the University of Washington School of Public Health was recently designated a National Associate of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an honorary title that recognizes Ebi’s extraordinary service to help provide analysis and advice to the government and the public on matters of science, engineering and medicine.
Women of Color in Global Health Group Presents Research on Equity, Community, Leadership, and Resilience at UW Symposium
As the world adapts to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, countless conferences, seminars, and other gatherings have gone completely virtual. One such event, the UW Teaching & Learning Symposium, was held online on April 6, 2020. This symposium, in its 16th year of existence, brings faculty, staff, and students from all three UW campuses to share their experiences around teaching, learning, and research.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought a whirlwind of changes that have impacted everyone in our community — including this year’s graduating class of medical students at UW School of Medicine.
In the last few weeks, the students were pulled from their clinical rotations early.
Then, the difficult and unprecedented decision was made to hold the School’s Match Day ceremony online.
Paul Drain—an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health, Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Washington—and his research team have received a new grant from the CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund, a program intended to help bridge the gap between academic research grants and the level of development needed to obtain investment. Drain’s project is titled “Rapid test for measuring adherence to antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis”.
The University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) recently announced the recipients of their International Infrastructure Awards. Geoffrey Gottlieb (Adjunct Professor of Global Health), John Kinuthia (Affiliate Associate Professor), Rose Bosire (Clinical Research Scientist/Global Health Fellow), and Sylvia LaCourse (Assistant Professor) each received awards.
This message was sent to students on all University of Washington campuses.
Today we are announcing our path forward for spring quarter 2020. Thank you, again, for your perseverance and goodwill as we navigate difficult, uncertain and rapidly changing times in our country and the world.
Classes and instruction to be offered remotely throughout spring quarter
University of Washington Department of Global Health professor Steve Gloyd has been named by the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region as one of 12 commissioners on its Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Gloyd has expanded the UW involvement by inviting DGH students and faculty to help conduct research for the Commission.