This year's recipients of the Omenn Award for Academic Excellence, the School's highest honor, are breaking new ground in occupational safety and global mental health. Efforts by Katrin Fabian, an MPH graduate in global health, could improve mental health care for more patients in Liberia. Research by Miriam Calkins, who received a PhD in environmental and occupational hygiene, could lead to measures that better protect workers from heat exposure.
By Brooke Fisher
It takes a village to save a village. A floating village, that is. Drawing on the expertise of researchers from six different UW departments, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working to improve the health and living conditions of an impoverished floating community in the Peruvian Amazon.
“The residents have chronic health issues and diseases and we know their bodies are being attacked,” said CEE assistant professor Rebecca Neumann.
The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), which is housed within the University of Washington (UW) Department of Global Health, has received a 5-year, $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to provide critical services and support for HIV researchers in Seattle.
By Jackson Holtz / UW News
Ali Mokdad has been named the chief strategy officer for Population Health at the University of Washington, President Ana Mari Cauce announced today. In this new role he will be responsible for collaboratively setting and executing the UW’s vision and strategy for the Population Health Initiative, a 25-year effort to create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
On Thursday, June 7, 2018, the Department of Global Health celebrated our 11th graduation since our founding in 2007. Over 140 students received degrees and certificates, including 3 graduates of the PhD programs, 53 graduates of the MPH program, 43 undergraduates with a Minor in Global Health, 17 graduates of the medical school on the Global Health Pathway, 8 Post-Bachelor Fellows, and 13 students that received a graduate certificate in Global Health.
By Duke University
The majority of the world’s population lives in low-income countries with extremely limited access to mental health care. This gap is largest in African nations, which have the world’s lowest ratio of mental health professionals: just 1.4 per 100,000 people.
For more than a decade, researchers have been exploring ways to close that gap for nearly 50 million orphans in Africa who are grieving the loss of one or both parents. HIV/AIDS and respiratory infections are the leading cause of death.
The Department of Global Health awarded 35 international travel fellowships this spring to support the projects and research of graduate and professional students and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. Thirty-five students from varied disciplines across the University, including global health, nursing, epidemiology, medicine, anthropology, psychology, and pharmacy, will travel to seventeen countries pursuing fieldwork experience.
By UW SPH
After eight years at the National Institute of Mental Health, Pamela Collins joined the UW in January to lead its global mental health program, a joint effort of the Departments of Global Health and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
More than 300 UW students, faculty, staff, and community members recently participated in a panel discussion on police violence as a public health issue in Seattle.