Epidemiology staff, faculty, and students awarded at the annual School of Public Health Excellence Awards
On May 13, gathered in the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, five exemplary epidemiology staff, faculty, and students were awarded for their dedication and service to the School at the annual School of Public Health Excellence Awards.
Epidemiology students land competitive internship
Emily Begnel (MPH Epidemiology), Megan Suter (MS Epidemiology), and Cameron Haas (MPH Epidemiology), have been selected for the highly competitive Public Health Epi Scholars Program. The national program offers each student a 10-week paid internship in applied epidemiology research at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC). The students were selected from a pool of applicants from fifteen universities.
Get to Know Dr. Anju Aggarwal: Nutrition Epidemiologist
Although Dr. Anju Aggarwal knew since childhood that she wanted to work in a health-related field, it was a volunteer experience during her undergraduate studies back in India that really solidified her interest in public health. She continued on to pursue her PhD in International Health and joined the Department of Epidemiology in 2016.
Student delegates return from the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit
Tashina Robinson, Vivian Lyons, and Linda Oseso, all graduate students in Epidemiology, were selected as delegates to the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit in Atlanta. The summit brought together future leaders in health research for a two-day intensive training on important health equity topics. Through workshops, case studies, and other group activities, the students explored health disparities with experts in the field.
Epidemiology student selected for prestigious UW Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Jennifer Hubber, an Epidemiology MPH student, has been selected for the UW Bonderman Travel Fellowship. The Fellowship is one of the more unusual and prestigious awards at the University of Washington; only seven graduate students from programs across the university have been selected for 2016. The fellowships require recipients to embark on solo journeys of eight months that take them to at least two regions and six countries of the world.
Get to Know Dr. Sara Lindstroem: Genetic Epidemiologist
Originally from Sweden, Dr. Sara Lindstroem joined the UW Department of Epidemiology in January 2016. Although her work today is focused on genetic epidemiology with a primary emphasis in cancer, her career began in engineering and physics. It was coursework in statistics and an early work experience that shaped Sara’s desire for understanding correlations between genetics and disease.
Expanded Role at UW's START Center
When Dr. Lisa Manhart stepped down from the University of Washington’s START Center last July, Dr. Stephen Hawes expanded his role as Associate Director of the Center. With its new website recently launched, we sat down with Dr. Hawes to learn more about START’s expanding impact.
Congratulations to the 2015 Distinguished Staff Award Nominees
Nominees for this year’s UW Distinguished Staff Award include our very own Department of Epidemiology staff, Kevin Schuda. Kevin became a member of the Department of Epidemiology Student Academic Services Office (Epi SAS) a few years ago when we initiated a reorganization of staff responsibilities. Kevin came to us from the Institute for Public Health Genetics where he had many years of experience being the primary support for that interdisciplinary program’s academic services.
Epi Students Selected as Delegates to the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit
Tashina Robinson and Linda Oseso, both graduate students in Epidemiology, have been selected as delegates to the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit in Atlanta. They'll spend two days in intensive training on how to prepare for careers as health equity leaders.
The Institute of Translational Health Sciences Names Three Promising Investigators to KL2 Training Program
The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program recently announced its newest cohort of KL2 scholars. Dr. Matthew B. Rivara, an Epidemiology Master’s student, joins two other University of Washington investigators for three years of rigorous interdisciplinary training.