The SPH Awards recognize exemplary staff, faculty and students for their dedication, service, and many contributions to the School of Public Health. Several members of the DGH community were recognized by the 2020 Awards of Excellence, including three students.
With its Population Health Initiative, the University of Washington annually distributes research grant funding for one-of-a-kind projects that address unique health challenges here in Washington and around the world. This year, three of the awarded research teams include faculty members from the Department of Global Health: Peter Rabinowitz, Charles Mock, James Pfeiffer, Rachel Chapman, and Steve Gloyd.
The University of Washington Global Innovation Fund provides support for programs and initiatives that enhance the university’s global engagement through research partnerships, study abroad programs, faculty exchanges, and more. The fund, administered by the Department of Global Affairs, focuses on interdisciplinary and cross-college collaboration in their projects.
Carey Farquhar, professor of global health, medicine and epidemiology and vice dean in the School of Public Health, has begun a six-month consulting assignment for the World Health Organization on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted disease testing.
By Todd Faubion - Faculty Director for Undergraduate Programs, Global Health
The faculty senate is currently voting on an amendment to the UW Faculty Code mandating the consideration of faculty contributions to promote diversity and equal opportunity as part of the promotion and tenure process. This means that along with the typical considerations of research, teaching and service, activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion will also be considered as meritorious activities worthy of assessment, but will not be required components.
Dr. Ruanne Barnabas, Associate Professor of Global Health, Medicine (Allergy and Infectious Diseases), and Epidemiology, has been named the new holder of the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS.
Named after King Holmes, PhD, MD, Professor of Medicine and Global Health, and founding chair of the Department of Global Health, the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS is a rotating award designed to recognize and support a faculty member with exceptional capability and promise, and a clear commitment to STD/HIV research and training. Starting next year, the professorship will be awarded for a period of three years, renewable once.
Dr. Riyadh Lafta to Speak on October 27
By Bobbi Nodell
Dr. Riyadh Lafta, a professor of medicine at Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, Iraq, will be giving a lecture on the state of public health in Iraq at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at the University of Washington.
By 8:30 most mornings, Carey Farquhar has already exercised, dropped her kids at school and taken part in at least two calls with colleagues in Kenya. A ground-breaking HIV researcher and long-time mentor, she hopes to develop a more diverse student body as well as launch more fieldwork opportunities for students in Asia. She was recently named associate chair for academic programs in the Department of Global Health.
Research Passion: Promoting HIV testing within couples in Africa