UW Researchers Study Effects of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations in Africa (Study led by Judd Walson)

As the global COVID-19 pandemic spreads, there are increasing numbers of cases in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings, including in many African countries. A new $1.38 million UW research project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will monitor the spread of COVID-19 in sites in Africa in order to increase understanding of the effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable children and adults, healthcare workers and researchers in low-resource settings. 

Virtual Match Day: Medical Students Begin Health Careers During a Pandemic

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.

DGH Faculty Receive Grants from Population Health Initiative

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 Receives Honorary, Lifetime NASEM Title

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.

Match Day Goes Virtual (UW Medicine - Quotes August Longino)

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.

New Research Aimed at Promoting Better Patient Adherence to HIV Medications

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”.  

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