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.
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?
By UW School of Public Health
At the UW School of Public Health, we value the unique perspectives and experiences veterans and military-affiliated students bring to our diverse learning environment. In honor of Veterans Day, on Nov. 11, here are stories of five of our current student veterans and their passions for public health.
By Shadae Paul, MPH, MPA Candidate, Strategic Analysis, Research & Training (START) Center Research Assistant
“Women in leadership is possible if we are prepared to admit that there are talented women around us. The problem is we don’t admit that they exist.” --Veronica Magar
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.
By Samantha Bushman
One UW student wants to treat not only HIV, but also the web of mental health issues that so often accompany it.
Longtime leader in global cancer control Dr. Ben Anderson was just awarded $550,000 by Susan G. Komen to further his work with the Breast Health Global Initiative, or BHGI, an international health alliance founded by Fred Hutch and the Komen organization.
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.