This year, the UW Department of Global Health (DGH) welcomes 65 new graduate students. These newest Huskies hail from 15 different countries (Afghanistan, Canada, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, United States). They join the 139 continuing students already enrolled in Global Health MPH and PhD programs (68 MPH students, 45 PhD in Global health students, and 26 PhD in Pathobiology students).
Part of the University of Washington Department of Global Health’s wide-ranging reach includes involvement in Washington state high schools that have designed global health classes of their own. Tami Caraballo teaches at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, about 25 miles north of Seattle. Caraballo is in her fourth year teaching a Global Health 101 course, and has nearly ten years of experience teaching Advanced Molecular Biology for Global Health.
Prior to earning their Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, all students in the University of Washington School of Public Health must complete a practicum project, in which they take the knowledge they’ve gained in the classroom and apply it to the real world.
The Department of Global Health awarded 30 international travel fellowships this spring to support the projects and research of graduate and professional students and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. Students from varied disciplines across the University, including global health, social work, psychology, and pharmacy, will travel to 16 countries pursuing fieldwork experience. Projects range from implementing a harm-reduction program in Vietnam to developing evaluation tools for emergency medical and trauma response systems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Eight exceptional students were honored with a "Global Healthies" award on May 15, after a competitive review of applications.
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.
The Department of Global Health Fellowships provide financial assistance to graduate students, professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington to help support fieldwork experience in global health.
Managed by the Global Health Resource Center, fellowships that fall under the common application are:
By Matt Day
President Trump’s executive order Jan. 27, which barred entry into the U.S. for citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations, created chaos at airports, sparked opposition from business leaders and Washington state elected officials, and raised the prospect that changes to guest- worker programs might be similarly chaotic.
Jeremy Taiwo is one of 550 people competing this year on the U.S. Olympic team. The games get underway Friday night in Rio. Based in Seattle, and a former student of Latin American studies and global health at the University of Washington, Taiwo will be competing in the decathlon, one of the most physically challenging events of the Olympics. Athletes must perform in ten different track and field events, including running, jumping, pole vault, javelin, and discus.