Meet the 2021-2022 DGH Research Assistants and Fellows

Each year the UW Department of Global Health is able to provide partial to full funding to recruit top applicants. In addition to financial support, some recipients also receive mentorship and real-world experience through research assistant positions. For the 2021-2022 academic year, 14 outstanding graduate students received funding to support their studies. Learn more about this impressive cohort, including their journeys to arrive at UW and the impact they hope to have on the field of global health. 

UW Global WACh Aims to Advance the Interconnected Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children

Women, adolescents, and children are three of the world’s most vulnerable populations. According to a report published by Every Woman Every Child, 7.4 million young people under the age of 25 died of preventable causes in 2019, and every hour 33 women did not survive childbirth.   

One of the reasons for these staggering numbers is that women, adolescents, and children are often disenfranchised and underrepresented in scientific research and healthcare.

‘Winners Take All’ Selected as 2021-2022 Department of Global Health Common Book

Every year, the Department of Global Health selects a Common Book to serve as a platform for our community of students, staff, and faculty to learn together on topics of common importance. We are happy to share that this year’s DGH Common Book, as voted on by members of the department, is: “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World” by Anand Giridharadas.  

Global Health Highlights: Health Systems Strengthening and Partnerships

Achieving health for all globally requires developing sustainable health systems locally. To support this vision, the Department of Global Health (DGH) regularly partners with Ministries of Health, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations worldwide to strengthen systems, optimize policies, and implement solutions that promote population health.

Below, we’re highlighting two DGH centers actively working with global partners to improve the quality of locally-led public health initiatives and outcomes.

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