Founded in 1987 by Dr. Steve Gloyd, the University of Washington Department of Global Health Master of Public Health (MPH) program is one of the premier global health programs in the world, offering a unique combination of scholarship and activism.
By Samantha Bushman
One UW student wants to treat not only HIV, but also the web of mental health issues that so often accompany it.
This year’s Global Innovation Fund awardees represent a number of disciplines across 29 schools, colleges and programs. The funds are managed by the Office of Global Affairs, who had to choose from a record 95 applications. Only 26 applications were awarded funds, and of those, eight involve Global Health faculty.
Awardees were selected through a highly competitive process managed that awards seed grants to projects in two areas: a) innovation in study abroad and b) innovation in global engagement and partnerships.
Associate Professor of Global Health and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Deepa Rao, will speak at the White House during a special two-day meeting on HIV stigma, March 3-4. She was invited by the Office of National AIDS Policy, in collaboration with the NIH Office of AIDS Research, National Institute of Mental Health.