Panel Iterates Dangers of the Zika Virus and Potential for U.S. Outbreak
With the first case of the Zika virus confirmed in King County, there is growing concern that the virus will spread throughout the state and the entire country. Jeffrey Duchin, professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
UW President:Place of birth or ethnicity should not determine your health
University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce is challenging the people and companies in the Puget Sound area to come up with solutions to improve the health of people in the region and across the country.
UW President: A shared vision for improving health around the world
University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce invited the UW community and its partners to develop a long-range vision for improving health and well-being across the planet, highlighting research by Epi PhD student Lu Chen and Research Professor Christopher Li in disparities in breast cancer treatment and diagnosis.
Q&A: What experts say about lead in water and what you should do, expect
To help answer reader concerns and questions, The News Tribune interviewed Dr. Catherine Karr, adjunct associate professor in epidemiology, who specializes in children’s environmental health and is a state water quality expert.
Poor communities exposed to elevated air pollution levels
Exposure to air pollution can vary greatly by socioeconomic status (SES), according to a new NIEHS-funded review of existing literature. Anjum Hajat, Epidemiology Research Assistant Professor and lead author, is quoted.
Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect a child’s lungs
Dramatic improvements in air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, according to new research. Epidemiology professor Joel Kaufman is quoted.
ITHS ANNOUNCES 2016 COHORT OF TL1 PRE-DOCTORAL TRAINEES
The UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) announced today the acceptance of 12 UW students into its yearlong TL1 Multidisciplinary Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program. Among them are four epidemiology students: Phillip Hwang, Colin Malone, Arianna Miles-Jay, and Kerry Thomson.
Seattle’s gun tax still faces unfriendly fire
The debate continues over Seattle’s tax on guns and ammunition that took effect Jan. 1 and puts the city at the center of a dispute over whether municipalities can tax firearms or whether states alone have the power to regulate and tax guns. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Department of Epidemiology faculty, is quoted.
Turning the tide on HIV
A vaginal ring containing a microbidide lowered the risk of HIV in African women. Epidemiology professors Jared Baeten and Connie Celum are quoted.
New plans for Nutrition Sciences Program
This quarter, the Nutritional Sciences Program is offering Nutrition 241: Culinary Nutrition Science, a new three-credit course designed for hands-on kitchen demonstrations of modern culinary techniques. Department of Epidemiology Professor Adam Drewnowski is quoted.