Researchers are getting closer to understanding the long-term impact of Mycoplasma genitalium, the often asymptomatic sexually transmitted infection that bears some resemblance to other well-known STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Understanding the impact of this emerging pathogen is key to determining whether screening is needed and to informing treatment recommendations.
ASPPH: Johns Hopkins, Washington Lead Effort to Create Reporting Guidelines for One Health Epidemiological Studies
A new tool for the design and authorship of One Health studies is available to researchers after publication in the journal One Health. One Health is a growing discipline that looks at the linkages between the health of people, animals, and the changing ecosystems we share.
By Rebecca Gourley
The University of Washington’s School of Dentistry and School of Public Health are ranked No. 3 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2017. The ranking, released in June, was conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
What if we had a systematic approach to bringing research findings to on-the-ground settings around the world? What if we could ensure that research findings did more than just populate academic journals, and in fact, improved health for millions of people?
UW Regents Approve Central Campus Site for Population Health Building to House Collaborative Research and Teaching
By Victor Balta, UW News and Information
The University of Washington Board of Regents on Thursday approved the location for construction of a new building to house the UW’s Population Health Initiative. The centrally located site will bring together the work of the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Department of Global Health and parts of the School of Public Health while creating easy access for collaborators from other departments across campus and guests from around the world.
By Coral Garnick
While the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is known worldwide and makes contributions around the globe, the Seattle-based nonprofit has made hefty contributions in its hometown.
An economic impact study commissioned by the foundation shows it funneled $545 million into King, Pierce and Snohomish counties in 2015 that translated into $1.5 billion in economic activity.
By Kyleen Luhrs, Alee Perkins, Rachel Shaffer, Kelsey Sholund, Manahil Siddiqi, and Rebecca Wu, students at the University of Washington schools of medicine and public health. Manahil Siddiqi is pursuing a graduate certificate in the global health of women, adolescents and children.
As students at the University of Washington School of Medicine and School of Public Health, we are concerned about the lack of paid parental leave in Washington state.
This article was written by Tara E. Ness and Brianne H. Rowan, MPH in Global Health '16 alumnae, based on a policy brief they co-wrote in ENVH 511.
The Daily: Bioengineers Without Borders Bring Medical Technology Where it's Most Needed, Most Lacking
By Monica Mursch, The Daily
By Ashlie Chandler; this story originally appeared on the SPH website.
Unable to find work in the male-dominated field of chemical engineering in her home country of Thailand, Nuttada Panpradist changed course and, in the process, discovered a passion for global health and innovation.