Department Welcomes New Director of Finance and Administration

The Department of Global Health (DGH) is delighted to welcome our new Director of Finance and Administration, Dana Panteleeff.  Dana has a long and deep connection to UW and DGH.  She joins us most recently from Bloodworks NW (Puget Sound Blood Center's current name) where she was Chief Operating Officer of their Research Institute.  In that role, she was responsible for overall management of the organization, including driving the development and execution of the Institute's long- and short-range strategies, establishing and managing the Institute's annual budget, and general "keeping the

HS Newsbeat: National Doctors Day, UW Medicine Physician stats

Thousands of academic faculty and community physicians are affiliated with the patient care, educational and research endeavors of UW Medicine. They work for their patients and to improve the health of the public locally, regionally and globally.

For National Doctors Day, March 30, 2017, UW Medicine put together a statistical and informational snapshot. 

Read about UW Medicine's doctors

King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS

Named after King Holmes, PhD, MD, Professor of Medicine and Global Health, and founding chair of the Department of Global Health, the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS is a rotating award designed to recognize and support a faculty member with exceptional capability and promise, and a clear commitment to STD/HIV research and training. Starting next year, the professorship will be awarded for a period of three years, renewable once.

Global WACh Announces New Scientific Priorities

The Global Center for Woman, Adolescent, and Child health completed its fifth year in June 2016. A Center within the Department of Global Health, it was established to pursue scientific discovery and leadership development by breaking down traditional silos that separate disciplines. Their approach to research was framed from a lifecycle perspective -- one that views women, children and adolescents as interconnected populations that move along a shared life course.

In February Global WACh introduced three newly articulated scientific priority areas:

Medical Students Selected for Immersive Summer Program

Eight first-year medical students at the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) have been selected for the Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP) through the Department of Global Health (DGH). They will travel to various countries over the summer for an intensive program to gain first-hand experience in understanding the health challenges facing people in low- and middle-income countries. GHIP is the UW's flagship global health program for pre-clinical medical students, and has supported over 30 students since its inception. 

In the Fight to End TB, UW Establishes New Partnership in Bangladesh

By Alex Murphy

World TB Day, celebrated each year on March 24th, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the global burden of tuberculosis (TB).  The 2017 World TB Day theme is “Unite to End TB,” and some faculty from the University of Washington (UW) embodied the work by creating a new partnership in Bangladesh. 

UW Medicine’s Primary Care, Family and Rural Medicine Programs Lead National Rankings

For the 23rd time in the past 24 years, the University of Washington ranked as the No. 1 primary care medical education program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate School rankings

The family medicine and rural medicine training programs have also led the nation since those rankings began in 1991. The UW’s doctor of nursing practice program landed in the No. 3 position.