SPH Close Up: Joel Kaufman, Interim Dean

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

206-543-2580 balta@uw.edu

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.

Excellence Awards to Recognize Global Health Students on May 13

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!

Boosting Global Health Partnerships for Chinese Universities

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.

Fitzpatrick Named Assistant Dean for Graduate Education at School of Public Health

Adjunct Research Professor Annette Fitzpatrick has been named the new SPH Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, overseeing the Office of Student Affairs, guiding curriculum changes, and creating partnerships across UW and the community, among other initiatives. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a Research Professor in the Departments Family Medicine, Epidemiology, and Global Health (adjunct) with expertise in aging and chronic disease focusing on hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and dementia in US and global settings. Congrats, Dr. Fitzpatrick!

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