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Students Present at 38th Annual Super Epi Results Meeting

UW Epi News, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

For the last 38 years, the students enrolled in the Application Of Epidemiologic Methods (EPI 514) course present their final projects to the Department of Epidemiology at the end of the Spring Quarter during the Super Epi 514 Results (SER) Meeting. 

Epi Professor Jen Balkus awarded $2.5 million to identify interventions for Chlamydia trachomatis

UW Epi News, Thursday, May 16, 2019

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded Assistant Professor Jen Balkus her first R01 grant, funding a five-year, $2.5 million study to understand the relationship between bacterial vaginosis (BV) and the risks for developing Chlamydia trachomatis.

Honoring Epi Department Staff and Students at the 2019 School of Public Health Excellence Awards

UW Epi News, Tuesday, May 14, 2019

On Wednesday, May 15, four outstanding students and staff from the Department of Epidemiology will be recognized during the 2019 School of Public Health (SPH) Excellence Awards.

Caislin Firth named 2018 Horowitz Fellow

UW Epi News, Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy has named Caislin Firth, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology, a 2018 Horowitz Fellow. Caislin is one of 25 fellows selected to receive grants of at least $7,500 to support research on contemporary issues that has an impact on social policy.

Firearm assaults too close to home?

UW Epi News, Friday, May 3, 2019

Research shows they may not be as close as we think.

2019 Epi Graduation Events

UW Epi News, Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This page serves as a resource for Epidemiology students who will participate in the 2019 graduation events. Friends, family, and mentors of the graduates are welcome to attend.

Depression, dementia risks, and unsafe firearm storage raise concerns for older adults in firearm-owning households

UW Epi News, Monday, April 15, 2019

Nearly a quarter of adults aged 65 and older in Washington State live in households that store their firearms unlocked and loaded according to a new report by researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Given the elevated prevalence of dementia and depression in older adults, these findings raise concerns for the safety of older adults living in homes that use unsafe firearm storage practices.

Rachel Kubiak: Committing to public health service for the global community

UW Epi News, Monday, April 1, 2019

Growing up in different countries throughout her childhood, Rachel Kubiak always felt connected to an international community, one where she felt a responsibility to contribute to both at the local and global levels.

UW researchers discuss firearm risks with Chinese immigrant community

UW Epi News, Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Researchers from the University of Washington and UW Medicine organized a panel session about firearm risks and safety for Chinese community members at the Stan Head Cultural Center in Bellevue on Tuesday. The hour-long event, led by Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC), provided public health information about injuries and deaths involving firearms in the community and nationally.

Firearm homicide rate higher in U.S counties with greater income inequality

UW Epi News, Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Counties in the United States with greater gaps between rich and poor have a higher rate of homicide deaths involving firearms, according to a national study by researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health. These same counties experienced higher levels of crime and poverty, and lower levels of community social networks.