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Washington Researcher Calls for ‘Population Neuroscience’ Approach to Dementia Research in Report

ASPPH, Thursday, February 22, 2018

According to a group of international researchers, including Dr. Walter Kukull from the University of Washington School of Public Health, an interdisciplinary population-focused approach to this public health issue is needed to push scientific discovery forward. Kukull is a professor of epidemiology.

Recast the study of dementia to be more population-focused

UW Medicine Newsroom, Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A group of international researchers, including professor of epidemiology Walter Kukull, proposes an population-focused approach to this public health issue to advance scientific discovery. In a special report published in Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders, the researchers recommend reframing the study of dementia epidemiology as “population neuroscience.” 

Jean D. Brender, PhD, RN, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Chicago Evening Post, Monday, February 19, 2018

Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, presented Jean D. Brender, PhD, RN, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Brender is a professor emerita of epidemiology and biostatistics and former associate dean of research at Texas A&M University in the school of public health. She received her PhD in epidemiology at the University of Washington in 1983.

Deaths From Gun Violence: How The U.S. Compares With The Rest Of The World

NPR, Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rates of gun deaths in the U.S. are far greater than in much of the rest of the world. The numbers comes from a massive database maintained by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which tracks lives lost in every country, in every year, by every possible cause of death. Ali Mokdad, a professor of global health and epidemiology at the University of Washington, is quoted.

A study has found opioid use linked to serious infections

Health Times, Thursday, February 15, 2018

EPA awards UW $3 M grant to study links between pollution, heart disease

The Seattle Times, Friday, February 9, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday announced a nearly $3 million grant to the University of Washington to conduct a study that will look at air pollution and fatty deposits that clog arteries — a condition known as atherosclerosis. Joel Kaufman, interim Dean of the UW School of Public Health and professor of epidemiology, will lead the study.

Washington Researchers Link HIV Risk to Distinct Vaginal Bacteria

ASPPH, Thursday, February 8, 2018

A group of scientists, including several from the University of Washington School of Public Health, have found that certain types of vaginal bacterial are associated with an increased risk of HIV infection among women. Dr. Scott McClelland, a professor of epidemiology and global health at the UW School of Public Health, is one of the primary authors on the new study that investigates absolute concentrations of bacteria for more defined HIV risk analysis.

Dr. Steve Pergam receives Dr. Ali Al-Johani Award

Fred Hutch News, Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Steven Pergam, an infectious disease physician-researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and medical director of infection prevention at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, has received the 2018 Dr. Ali Al-Johani Award, which recognizes exceptional medical care and compassion to transplant patients and families. Pergam is also an adjunct associate professor with the UW Department of Epidemiology.

Far More U.S. Children Than Previously Thought May Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders

The New York Times, Wednesday, February 7, 2018

WV Governor Announces Opioids Plan, Appoints New Drug Czar

Occupational Health & Safety, Wednesday, February 7, 2018

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Feb. 5 announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Brumage as director of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Office of Drug Control Policy. Brumage earned his MPH in epidemiology at the University of Washington.