More than 50 percent of adults with high blood pressure in suburban Nepal don’t know they have it, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
By Ashlie Chandler
About 162 million children worldwide under age 5 are considered too short for their age, a growth failure called stunting. Despite efforts to improve child growth, stunting has been difficult to prevent and treat, negatively impacting child health and development.
Researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health studied what causes child stunting and developed a framework to help deliver effective interventions in low-resource settings.
Masa Narita, MD, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health, received the Noreen Harris Award for Excellence in Public Health Epidemiology for his work in tuberculosis (TB) surveillance and epidemiology. The award is presented annually by Public Health – Seattle & King County.
Dr. Narita is the TB disease control officer for King County in Washington state, and he has been at the helm of the Tuberculosis Control Program (TBCP) at Public Health – Seattle & King County for 12 years.
The Pisacano Leadership Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), recently selected Brianne Huffstetler Rowan, 4th year medical student at the UW School of Medicine, as one of their 2016 Pisacano Scholars. These 5 scholars and medical students follow in the footsteps of 103 scholar alumni who are practicing physicians and 20 current scholars who are enrolled in medical schools or family medicine residency programs across the country.
Before he earned his MD, Joel Kaufman was a best-selling author — for a week, at least.
In 1982, he took a year off from his studies to work for the consumer advocacy Public Citizen Health Research Group in Washington, D.C. The result was a book, Over the Counter Pills That Don’t Work.
University of Washington Population Health Initiative Receives Transformative Gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
FROM: Victor Balta
University of Washington
The University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, which aims to bring together the research and resources of the UW and partners around the Puget Sound and beyond to improve the health and well-being of people around the world, has received a significant vote of support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the university announced Tuesday.
Associate Professor Kenny Sherr is this month's School of Public Health Close Up. Read the interview about the purpose and passion behind implementation science, his career path and work in Mozambique, and his leadership of the implementation science emphasis of the PhD in Global Health.
This piece was originally posted on the School of Public Health website.
SEATTLE – The UW School of Public Health issued a statement calling for the University of Washington to disengage from the prison industry, citing mass incarceration as a public health and moral crisis.
The School of Public Health Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place Friday, May 13 from 3-6 p.m. at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. Please join us as we recognize these global health students:
- Farah Mohamed, Omenn award, Masters level
- Laura Martinez, Outstanding Student, PhD
- Alexandra (Allie) Wollum, Outstanding Student, Masters
Please join us for this special event. All are welcome!
China’s role in global health is expanding rapidly due to a confluence of factors, including its role as a major economic force, support from the Chinese Ministry of Health, and growing interest among Chinese university faculty and students.