Science In The City: MPH Student Discusses Refugee Mental Health

What does mental health look like for refugee populations, and how do the unique social conditions refugees face affect their mental health? Diem Nguyen, a DGH student pursuing her master’s degree in public health, explored this as part of a recent discussion at the Pacific Science Center titled Global Health: Facing the Future. 

Fulbright Program Brings Six Students to Department of Global Health

This year, the Department of Global Health welcomed six Fulbright scholars from Tunisia, Malawi, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Colombia. The Fulbright program provides prestigious grants that cover an academic year of living, studying, and engaging with the community at U.S. universities. Applying students submit a statement of defined activities they will pursue during their time in America, with graduate students having to demonstrate a capacity for independent study or research.

DGH Students Gain Global Health Knowledge in Peace Corps

While completing a Masters of Public Health in the Department of Global Health, students have several ways to gain research and fieldwork experience around the world. Students have fellowship opportunities that allow for hands-on training in a multitude of countries, but the Peace Corps represents another way to apply classroom curriculum at UW to the real world. 

Global Health Minor Opens Major Student Opportunities

A core tenet of the Department of Global Health’s mission is understanding the causes of health inequities at multiple levels, including ways that health intersects with other pressing issues facing the global population. For David Frantz, a third-year undergraduate student in the University of Washington Global Health minor, that meant exploring ways that health can be weaved together with his other academic interests.

ICRC Fellow Treating Mind and Body - Jennifer Velloza, UW Magnuson Scholar.

Jennifer Velloza spent a year crisscrossing the grass-covered plains and sloping hills of rural Swaziland, dividing her time among ten medical clinics in this small southern African country. Here, nearly one in four people have HIV — and that rate is even higher among women.

As a study manager for Doctors Without Borders, Velloza saw many pregnant and postpartum women struggle to get the HIV testing and treatment they needed, because they were also suffering from sexual trauma, depression or anxiety.

Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in Global Health Leadership

Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health Leadership includes 12 in-person and online didactic modules and two 4.5-month mentored, project-oriented attachments at Ministries of Health (MoH), PEPFAR implementing partners, and other non-governmental organizations in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The Afya Bora Consortium is a partnership of 8 academic health centers, four in Africa and four in the United States.  The four pairs are:

Fogarty Fellow Neiloy Sircar Uses Legal Skills to Study Human Rights and HIV/AIDS in Kenya

As the first lawyer to participate in Fogarty’s Global Health Fellows and Scholars program, Neiloy Sircar examined human rights and HIV in Kenya. The country has been encouraging testing and notification of partners and children who may be at risk as part of its strategy to control HIV and link more people with treatment.

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