On Wednesday, June 9, 2017, the Department of Global Health celebrated our tenth graduation since our founding in 2007. Over 150 students received degrees and certificates, including five graduates of the PhD programs, 43 graduates of the MPH program, 53 undergraduates with a Minor in Global Health, 32 graduates of the medical school on the Global Health Pathway, 11 Post-Bachelor Fellows, and 18 students that received a graduate certificate in Global Health.
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.
In celebration of the many achievements of recent alumni, the University of Washington, Department of Global Health (DGH) is accepting nominations for the first annual DGH Alumni Early Achievement Award. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff and alumni. One alumnus will be selected and recognized at the DGH Global Healthies Poster Competition and Award Ceremony, to be held on Monday, May 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The second annual Husky 100 recognizes outstanding UW undergraduates and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW.
This year's cohort of 100 students includes three global health students and alumni:
By Alex Murphy
World TB Day, celebrated each year on March 24th, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the global burden of tuberculosis (TB). The 2017 World TB Day theme is “Unite to End TB,” and some faculty from the University of Washington (UW) embodied the work by creating a new partnership in Bangladesh.
By Bibhav Acharya, Mental Health Advisor at Possible and first author on the publications referenced in this column, with co-authors David Citrin, Affiliate Instructor of Global Health at UW and Scott Halliday, Program Coordinator of the UW Nepal Studies Initiative.
Abebe Aberra, MPH, Department of Global Health alum and current UW employee, is one of the authors in a recently published article in Epidemiology Infections, Cambridge University Press 2017. “Hospital-acquired listeriosis linked to a persistently contaminated milkshake machine,” documents the investigation
By Catherine Cheney
“West Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb,” Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s minister of health, said at Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation, an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, her alma mater.
"We all learned a lot of lessons from the Ebola outbreak. At least one lesson that we have learned is that an epidemic... could quickly become a pandemic," she said.
In a new Humanosphere podcast, Dr. Patricia (Patty) Garcia talks about her recent appointment to become Minister of Health in Peru. Garcia is a Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, was head of the Peruvian National Institute of Health and Dean at the school of public health for Cayetano Heredia University in Lima. As Garcia describes in this interview, she became a doctor because of some personal struggles with illness, her own as a child and her father’s death from cancer.
Home to the world's first PhD program in implementation science, the School of Public Health's DeWorm3 project is turning research into action to interrupt the transmission of intestinal parasitic worms in developing countries.