Washington faculty co-authors modeling study showing PrEP impact among sexual minority males
Washington researcher elected to board of Infectious Diseases Society of America
Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for the public health department in Seattle and King County, Washington, was elected to the Board of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Dr. Duchin is also a professor of medicine at the University of Washington, adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health and member of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.
Washington researcher takes part in study finding genetic risk for chronic inflammation
Breast Cancer Research Foundation funds 8 Fred Hutch/UW Cancer Consortium scientists
Eight researchers in the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium have received grants totaling nearly $2 million from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, or BCRF, funding that will continue to fuel their research through 2019. Among the grant recipients was Dr. Anne McTiernan, a research professor at the UW Department of Epidemiology, who will continue her research into the cancer prevention benefits of physical activity.
A new regional clinic aims to help diagnose rare disorders
Washington: Most U.S. adults don’t know there are more suicides by gun than homicides
Research led by the University of Washington School of Public Health, Northeastern University and Harvard University, delves into public perceptions of gun violence and the leading causes of death in the U.S. The study, published Oct. 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, seeks to facilitate national public discussions about firearm ownership and storage.
Doctors release new recommendations to reduce gun violence
the American College of Physicians released new recommendations on how doctors can play a role in reducing gun violence across the country. The recommendations, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, had been planned for release before the recent wave of violence. The article refers to another paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine written by doctoral student, Erin Morgan, about the misperception of the frequency of gun-related deaths.
Washington: HPV vaccine is safe, effective method of protection for HIV-positive youth in Africa
In a new study, researchers at the University of Washington tested the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine on HIV-positive African youth and found a robust immune response to the vaccine. Epi professors Anna Wald and Jared Baeten, and adjunct professor Connie Celum co-authored the study.
HPV vaccine is safe, effective method of protection for HIV-positive youth in Africa
Heart health researcher Laura B. Harrington Joins KPWHRI
Dr. Laura B. Harrington, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist with a particular interest in cardiovascular risk among older women and risk factors associated with developing venous blood clots (called venous thromboembolisms—VTEs) in the legs, pelvis, and lungs. She first started studying cardiovascular health while completing her PhD in epidemiology at the University of Washington in 2014.