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Washington researcher receives $100,000 Grand Challenges grant from Gates Foundation

ASPPH, Thursday, June 7, 2018

Dr. Gerard Cangelosi, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences and adjunct professor of epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health, was awarded a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Is it possible to eat too much fruit?

TIME, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

So is it bad for your health to eat a lot of fruit? Though a famous study from 1980 argued that based on the evolution of human jaws and teeth, our ancient ancestors used to eat a diet dominated by fruit, there’s not a lot of good evidence for or against fruit-heavy diets for modern humans. But for healthy adults, experts say that eating lots and lots of fruit is unlikely to get you into trouble, as long as it’s part of a normal diet. Adam Drewnowski, professor of epidemiology, is quoted.

Washington: Higher carbon dioxide levels reduce rice’s nutritional value

ASPPH, Thursday, May 31, 2018

Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide are associated with reductions in protein and multiple key nutrients in rice, according to a new field study by an international team that included scientists from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Co-author Adam Drewnowski, director of the UW’s Center for Public Health Nutrition and a professor of epidemiology, is quoted.

Climate change could make the rice you're eating less nutritious

ABC 10 News, Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A study out this month shows rising carbon dioxide levels reduce the amount of several nutrients found in rice, the primary source of food for more than 2 billion people worldwide. Adam Drewnowski, professor of epidemiology, is quoted.

Member Insight – Ali Rowhani-Rahbar

Society of Epidemiologic Research, Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar shares his thoughts on future obstacles facing epidemiologists, some advice for students, and a few fun facts about himself.

What your doctor isn't telling you about "23andMe" and other genetic testing

Reader's Digest, Tuesday, May 29, 2018

DIY genetic tests can reveal valuable health insights but also some risks. Here's what you need to know before navigating your own genome. Adjunct profressor of epidemiology, Gail Jarvik is quoted.

JAMA Network launches open-access journal

American Medical Association, Monday, May 28, 2018

The inaugural issue of JAMA Network Open™ has been published, with articles exemplifying the breadth of areas that readers should come to expect to see covered in the new journal—oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatrics and cardiology. The founding editor-in-chief of JAMA Network Open is Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, who formerly filled the editor-in-chief role at JAMA Pediatrics. Dr. Rivara is Seattle Children’s Guild Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, and professor of pediatrics and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington.

Seattle mayor proposes penalties for lax storage of guns

KUOW, Friday, May 25, 2018

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has proposed fines for gun owners whose unsecured weapons are involved in crimes, and an increase in fines for failing to report a stolen gun. Research from the UW School of Public Health is referenced.

Global warming may affect rice nutrients – study

The Manila Times, Friday, May 25, 2018

As carbon dioxide rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice will lose some of its protein and vitamin content, putting millions of people at risk of malnutrition, scientists warned on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Co-author and professor of epidemiology, Adam Drewnowski, is quoted.

CPAP for sleep apnea improves sex for women, but not men

UW Medicine News, Thursday, May 24, 2018

Among women with obstructive sleep apnea, use of a CPAP machine during sleep can lead to improved sexual quality of life, according to a study published today in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. The study findings, however, did not show the same upswing for men, which surprised the researchers involved. Dr. Sebastian Jara (MPH 2018) is the study’s lead author.