Evalynn Romano, the Master of Public Health student in the Department of Global Health who began supporting UW custodial workers with bread, coffee, and masks last month, has now delivered supplies to nearly 500 workers on the UW campus. Romano’s efforts have reached approximately 280 custodial and recycling operations staff and 200 workers at UW Medical Center.
A newly formed United World Antiviral Research Network, or UWARN, will be bringing together researchers from institutions in several countries to spot and confront emerging pandemic viruses.
The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research is delighted to announce the 2020 New Investigator Award recipients. The purpose of this award program is to encourage junior investigators (at a senior stage of training or recently independent) to conduct independent research, acquire preliminary data to use for exogenous grant submissions, publish, receive mentorship, and write one or more grants to obtain funding to continue their HIV/AIDS research careers.
The United States has seen a total of 3,630,587 coronavirus cases and 138,782 deaths as of July 18, according to the CDC. That’s an increase of 74,710 cases and 918 new deaths compared to the previous day.
Coronavirus cases and deaths are rising.
A Yearslong Push to Remove Racist Bias from Kidney Testing Gains New Ground (Stat News, quotes Naomi Nkinsi)
For years, physicians and medical students, many of them Black, have warned that the most widely used kidney test — the results of which are based on race — is racist and dangerously inaccurate. Their appeals are gaining new traction, with a wave of petitions and papers calling renewed attention to the issue.
The Department of Global Health is committed to training health professionals from diverse communities and helping to fund the education of such students. To help work toward this, six DGH students have received the Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity, and Impact for 2019-20.
As faculty and students at the University of Washington, we are appalled by the new federal directive that would impede international students from continuing their education at colleges and universities if classes are only held online.
Recently, two undergraduate students from the Public Health-Global Health major interned for the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh). These students, Pooja Rajanbabu and Amanda Shi, worked as research dissemination and creative design interns, respectively.
How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us (quotes Brandon Guthrie/COVID Lit. Rep.)
So far, countries that reopened schools after reducing infection levels — and imposed requirements like physical distancing and limits on class sizes — have not seen a surge in coronavirus cases.
By Paige Stringer
Hearing loss is a significant global issue. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are about 466 million people, or 5% of the world’s population, who have a degree of hearing loss that impacts their daily life and ability to engage with other people. More than 34 million of those affected are children and hearing loss is one of the most common birth anomalies.