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30 Exceptional UW Students Receive Global Travel Fellowships

In House (Department of Global Health), Wednesday, May 31, 2017

​The Department of Global Health awarded 30 international travel fellowships this spring to support the projects and research of graduate and professional students and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. Students from varied disciplines across the University, including global health, social work, psychology, and pharmacy, will travel to 16 countries pursuing fieldwork experience. Four Epi students received the travel fellowships.

Facial Features Predict Left-handedness and Tuberculosis Susceptibility, Washington Study Finds

ASPPH, Thursday, May 25, 2017

People with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed, according to a researcher from the University of Washington School of Public Health and School of Dentistry. Dr. Philippe Hujoel, an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health and professor at the School of Dentistry, led the study.

Op-eds: Slashing global health will hurt us all

HSNewsBeat, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A May 24 editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine states that the proposed 2018 federal budget jeopardizes the future of the Fogarty International Center, a leader of U.S. global health research efforts that has greatly benefited several schools, including the University of Washington.

An Iñupiaq, epidemiologist, and biostatistician

Anchorage Press, Saturday, May 20, 2017

In 2009, Alaska native and Epi PhD candidate Paneen Petersen quit her job at an Anchorage Native nonprofit, gave away most of her belongings, and then drove to Oregon. She initially planned to earn a graduate degree, but eventually found her way to the UW to get her PhD in Epidemiology where she studies the genetic epidemiology of colorectal cancer, as well as American Indian and Alaska Native health.

Washington: No Adverse Risk to Using Common Antimalarial Medication in First Trimester

ASPPH, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), medications widely used against malaria, are safe to administer to women in their first trimester of pregnancy, according to new research published in PLoS Medicine. Senior author Dr. Andy Stergachis of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and adjunct professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health is mentioned.

Washington Faculty Member Named State’s Outstanding Dietitian

ASPPH, Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honored Ms. Anne Lund with the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award for 2017. This award is the most prestigious recognition given by the academy and highlights notable leadership, ability and service. Anne Lund is a senior lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology.

Global Healthies Awards Highlight Student Achievement

UW Department of Global Health, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Eight exceptional students were honored with a "Global Healthies" award on May 15, after a competitive review of applications. Epi graduate ​Jillian Neary ('16) won the Implementation and Application award. Current students Lola Arakaki and Luwam Kidane won the Public Health Service and Direct Care award.

Do ‘disorganized’ neighborhoods make us drink?

Futurity, Thursday, May 18, 2017

A neighborhood with more poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, new research shows.​ Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Isaac Rhew was quoted.

Where you live may affect how much you drink, says UW study

KING 5, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Where you live might influence how much you drink, but how many bars or liquor stores are nearby may not be a key factor, according to a new University of Washington study. Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Isaac Rhew was quoted.

The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats

The New York Times Magazine, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame. Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Peter Rabinowitz is quoted.