Q&A: Meet the UW Department of Global Health Research Assistants

For students at the UW Department of Global Health, being a Research Assistant (RA) offers an enriching experience for both personal and professional growth. In 2017 more than 13 PhD and MPH students - who are Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity and Impact recipients and Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI) Top Scholar Award recipients - are undertaking Research Assistantships. Meet the current UW Department of Global Health batch of RAs, learn about their backgrounds and get their first-hand perspective of life as an RA.

 

Are We Missing a Critical Window for Preventing Diarrheal Deaths in Children?

By Kate Pfizenmaier / Global WACh

Death from diarrheal disease is entirely preventable yet it remains the second leading cause of death worldwide in children under five. When a child arrives at a clinic with severe diarrhea in a low-income country, say Kenya, what dictates the treatment they get? How do we define the severity of their condition and when do we assume it could be life threatening? 

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. 

 

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