UW Students, Faculty Break Barriers and Build Bridges at the AIDS 2018 Conference

More than 30 UW researchers participated in the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) — the world’s largest global gathering on HIV and AIDS — to share ground-breaking science aimed at helping to address the most pressing challenges in HIV/AIDS. The conference offered an important opportunity to strengthen policies and programs around the world that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.

Washington High School Students Gain a Global Health Perspective

High school students around the state of Washington have the opportunity to gain college experience and credit in a variety of courses ranging from Computer Science 142 to Global Health 101 through the UW in the High School program. Tami Carabello, a teacher at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, recently taught the Global Health 101: Introduction to Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies and Outcomes course to her 11th and 12th grade students.

Researchers Win $2.7 Million NIH Grant to Reduce Child Mortality in Mozambique

A project by the University of Washington, in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Mozambique, has received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development  to jump-start stalled declines in child mortality by improving interventions delivered at or near the time of birth.

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week: Empowering Women through Human Milk Banks

By Brenda Kharono and Miriana Duran

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. To highlight these issues, UW Global Health MPH students Brenda Kharono and Miriana Duran share their experiences researching human milks banks.

Close Up: 2018 Omenn Award Winners

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.

Staying afloat

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.

Ali Mokdad Named Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health Initiative

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.

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