UW News: UW among Top 10 in U.S. News Best Global Universities Ranking; No. 2 among U.S. Public Institutions

By UW News Staff

The University of Washington climbed to the No. 10 spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, tied with Johns Hopkins University and Yale University. The UW is now second among American public institutions — an improvement from last year’s No. 3 slot.

A Summer in Review

Welcome back, students! This summer was a busy one for our global health community. We're happy to report a fun- and sun-filled summer with this special highlight of activities and accomplishments by our students, staff, and faculty.

Be sure to check out the student photos, catch up on Department news and updates, and read how one student's experience in the classroom help her navigate the diagnosis of her sister. 

 

Washington Global Health Alliance Announces 2017 Pioneers of Global Health Award Winners

Seattle, Washington—September 15, 2017—The Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Pioneers of Global Health Award winners. This year’s winners, selected by a panel of global health experts, are noted for their significant achievements in improving global health equity, advancing access to HIV testing and treatment, and forming new partnerships and innovation to end malaria in Zambia. Winners will be honored at WGHA’s annual event, the Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner & Auction, November 9, 2017, at The Triple Door in Seattle.

I-TECH News: BID Initiative Partners with I-TECH to Track Vaccinations with Better Data

The following post was written in partnership with PATH’s Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative.

The digital health landscape is rife with disconnected systems that make it challenging to aggregate information and improve the health of populations. After years of disjointed experiences, multiple organizations and governments have found that multi-platform, standardized, and connected information systems are critical to allow health care providers and decision makers access to timely and accurate information.

Dr. Pamela Collins Joins UW to Lead Global Mental Health

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Pamela Y. Collins will join the University of Washington as Director of Global Mental Health, a joint program that will be co-led by the Departments of Global Health and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Collins was selected for this important, new position after an international search that considered candidates from multiple continents. She will have a joint appointment as professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (primary) and Global Health (joint). 

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