5 Global Health Students Make the 2022 Husky 100

This year’s annual Husky 100 awards have recognized 5 students within the Department of Global Health for making the most of their time at the University of Washington. These students actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future.  

A huge congratulations to our student global health leaders!  

 

 

UW Experts Explain Why Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Armed Conflict is a Public Health Problem

The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 created a largescale humanitarian crisis that is intensifying as the conflict persists. Millions of Ukrainians, mostly women and children, have fled the country in what the United Nations calls the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. Tens of thousands of people still in the country are finding themselves without access to food, water, power, or heat.

A Global Day of Action to End Vaccine Apartheid

March 11 marks the two-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic. The Department of Global Health will be participating in the Global Day of Action to advocate for the removal of pharmaceutical monopolies on COVID tests, vaccines, and treatments to allow low- and middle-income countries to produce the life-saving medicines their populations desperately need. 

2022 Admitted Student Visit Days Events

Graduate students admitted to the UW Department of  Global Health are invited to join department faculty, students and staff in February and March to learn more about the department's graduate programs, life in Seattle, and becoming a part of the UW global health community. Admitted students interact with DGH faculty, current students, and alumni and discuss their experiences in global health research, learning, service and career paths.

Four Visit Days events are open to DGH current students as well as 2022 admitted students:

Alumni Spotlight: Corrie Ortega’s (PhD Pathobiology, ‘14) Path to Breaking Two Glass Ceilings

As a child, Corrie Ortega played with circuit boards. Her father, an electrical engineer, set them up for her to nurture her natural curiosity for science and mathematics. This early encouragement and exposure sent Ortega down a path to breaking glass ceilings in healthcare technology and business.

Ortega, who grew up in Chicago, received a bachelor’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She was originally pre-med, but an independent study in a malaria research lab opened her eyes to the exciting intersection of healthcare and technology.

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