Student delegates return from the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit
Tashina Robinson, Vivian Lyons, and Linda Oseso, all graduate students in Epidemiology, were selected as delegates to the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit in Atlanta. The summit brought together future leaders in health research for a two-day intensive training on important health equity topics. Through workshops, case studies, and other group activities, the students explored health disparities with experts in the field.
Epidemiology student selected for prestigious UW Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Jennifer Hubber, an Epidemiology MPH student, has been selected for the UW Bonderman Travel Fellowship. The Fellowship is one of the more unusual and prestigious awards at the University of Washington; only seven graduate students from programs across the university have been selected for 2016. The fellowships require recipients to embark on solo journeys of eight months that take them to at least two regions and six countries of the world.
Get to Know Dr. Sara Lindstroem: Genetic Epidemiologist
Originally from Sweden, Dr. Sara Lindstroem joined the UW Department of Epidemiology in January 2016. Although her work today is focused on genetic epidemiology with a primary emphasis in cancer, her career began in engineering and physics. It was coursework in statistics and an early work experience that shaped Sara’s desire for understanding correlations between genetics and disease.
Expanded Role at UW's START Center
When Dr. Lisa Manhart stepped down from the University of Washington’s START Center last July, Dr. Stephen Hawes expanded his role as Associate Director of the Center. With its new website recently launched, we sat down with Dr. Hawes to learn more about START’s expanding impact.
Congratulations to the 2015 Distinguished Staff Award Nominees
Nominees for this year’s UW Distinguished Staff Award include our very own Department of Epidemiology staff, Kevin Schuda. Kevin became a member of the Department of Epidemiology Student Academic Services Office (Epi SAS) a few years ago when we initiated a reorganization of staff responsibilities. Kevin came to us from the Institute for Public Health Genetics where he had many years of experience being the primary support for that interdisciplinary program’s academic services.
Epi Students Selected as Delegates to the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit
Tashina Robinson and Linda Oseso, both graduate students in Epidemiology, have been selected as delegates to the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit in Atlanta. They'll spend two days in intensive training on how to prepare for careers as health equity leaders.
The Institute of Translational Health Sciences Names Three Promising Investigators to KL2 Training Program
The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program recently announced its newest cohort of KL2 scholars. Dr. Matthew B. Rivara, an Epidemiology Master’s student, joins two other University of Washington investigators for three years of rigorous interdisciplinary training.
Annette Fitzpatrick is the new SPH Assistant Dean for Graduate Education
Annette Fitzpatrick, Professor of Epidemiology, is the new SPH Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, overseeing the Office of Student Affairs, guiding curriculum changes, and creating partnerships across UW and the community, among other initiatives.
Jared Baeten Given UW School of Medicine's 2015 Alumni Early Achievement Award
Jared Baeten (GH, Epi) was given the UW School of Medicine’s 2015 Alumni Early Achievement Award for his HIV research and outstanding global health work. See a brief video of Jared talking about his passion to make an impact.
SPH Alumna Develops New Feeding Cup for Infants with Breastfeeding Difficulties
Alumna Christy McKinney (PhD, Epidemiology ’06) spearheaded the development of a new feeding cup for preterm infants and newborns with cleft palates – infants who commonly have breastfeeding difficulties.