Two Texas counties. In one, you'll live almost a decade longer.
Rising Number of Bicycle Crashes Highlights Importance of Wearing a Helmet
The number of cycling injuries among adults in the U.S. rose by about 6,500 each year between 1997 and 2013, and the medical costs associated with those injuries increased 137 percent, according to a new study published in the journal Injury Prevention. Dr. Fred Rivara, adjunct professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
30 Exceptional UW Students Receive Global Travel Fellowships
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. Four Epi students received the travel fellowships.
An Iñupiaq, epidemiologist, and biostatistician
In 2009, Alaska native and Epi PhD candidate Paneen Petersen quit her job at an Anchorage Native nonprofit, gave away most of her belongings, and then drove to Oregon. She initially planned to earn a graduate degree, but eventually found her way to the UW to get her PhD in Epidemiology where she studies the genetic epidemiology of colorectal cancer, as well as American Indian and Alaska Native health.
Global Healthies Awards Highlight Student Achievement
Eight exceptional students were honored with a "Global Healthies" award on May 15, after a competitive review of applications. Epi graduate Jillian Neary ('16) won the Implementation and Application award. Current students Lola Arakaki and Luwam Kidane won the Public Health Service and Direct Care award.
Do ‘disorganized’ neighborhoods make us drink?
A neighborhood with more poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, new research shows. Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Isaac Rhew was quoted.
Where you live may affect how much you drink, says UW study
Where you live might influence how much you drink, but how many bars or liquor stores are nearby may not be a key factor, according to a new University of Washington study. Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Isaac Rhew was quoted.
The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats
Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame. Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Peter Rabinowitz is quoted.
Increasing vegetation through education
Researchers at the UW School of Public Health are working with members of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico to increase the availability of fresh foods for for their communities. Epi professor Shirely Beresford is featured in the video story.
Where you live may impact how much you drink
Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a University of Washington-led study has found. Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Isaac Rhew is quoted.