Seattle Times Op-Ed: Deadly Overuse of Antibiotics in Our Food Chain

A report out of the United Kingdom found that, worldwide, antibiotic-resistant bacteria could kill more people per year by 2050 than cancer kills today.

By Paul Pottinger and Bruce Speight

THROUGHOUT its history, the United Nations General Assembly has convened to discuss major global threats, including nuclear proliferation, human-rights abuses and global climate change.

Seattle Times: Cuba Rediscovered: US Students Get Free Ride in Cuban Medical School

By Ángel González

Cuba’s renowned health-care system, which flourishes despite the country’s poverty, still has lessons to teach the world, experts say. Hundreds of U.S. students have attended medical school tuition-free in Cuba, including a UW grad who plans on returning home to practice in underserved communities in Kitsap County.

Assistant Professor Paul Drain is quoted.

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Seattle Times: UW Students Head to Nepal for Hands-on Learning

By Erica Pandey

For the first time in recent history, 10 University of Washington students will go to class about 7,000 miles from campus this August, in Nepal.

For 3½ weeks, they will participate in a seminar organized by the Nepal Studies Initiative (NSI), one of the few formal programs in the U.S. that focus on that country.