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Breastfeeding reduces hospitalization among HIV-exposed infants, study finds

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, September 23, 2016

During the first year of life, breastfeeding could protect infants exposed to HIV at birth from other infectious diseases, according to a study from the University of Washington School of Public Health, the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Medical Research Institute. Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, lead author, is a research scientist in the Department of Global Health and alumna of the Department of Epidemiology.

Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene

Reuters Business Insider, Thursday, September 22, 2016

Variations in a gene involved in circadian rhythms may also promote the spread of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Department of Epidemiology Assistant Professor, Amanda Phipps, is quoted.


In House (SPH), Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The UW School of Public Health was awarded more than $4.7 million by the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the environment influences neurodevelopment and asthma risk in children. The grant is part of $157 million in national awards announced by the NIH for a multitude of projects under a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO).

Road deaths are up by a lot in Washington state

KUOW, Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Traffic deaths are up in Washington state, and by a lot. Last year, 567 people lost their lives in crashes. That’s a hundred more than the previous year. Department of Epidemiology Adjunct Professor Beth Ebel is quoted.

Washington Faculty Members Receive WHO Grant to Test Antibiotics as Treatment for Diarrheal Disease

ASPPH, Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health are working to determine if antibiotics could help save thousands of children from dying of diarrheal disease, thanks to a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the World Health Organization. Judd Walson, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology, is principal investigator for the project.

Seattle may drop speed limits to 25 mph on arterials, 20 mph in neighborhoods

Seattle Times, Tuesday, September 13, 2016

City officials began Tuesday to roll out a plan to reduce speed limits on downtown and residential streets. Department of Epidemiology Adjunct Professor Beth Ebel is quoted.

Seattle plans lower speed limits

KIRO7, Tuesday, September 13, 2016

City leaders Tuesday proposed lowering speed limits in Seattle, saying the move will reduce crashes and save lives. 

Proposed Ban on Assault-Style Weapons 'Makes Sense'

KNKX, Thursday, September 8, 2016

WA state Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week said he wants to ban assault-style weapons in Washington state. Department of Epidemiology Adjunct Professor Fred Rivara is interviewed.

EPA grant to help develop low-cost sensors for wood smoke

ASPPH, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Department of Epidemiology adjunct professor Catherine Karr received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop low-cost air pollution sensors in rural Washington state. The devices will help Native American and Latino communities in the Yakima Valley reduce their exposure to wood smoke.

What's the Best Sports Drink for Kids?

Seattle's Child, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Food experts and pediatricians weigh in on the marketing hype of sports drinks for our kids. Department of Epidemiology lecturer, Anne-Marie Gloster, is quoted.