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Washington: Carey Farquhar Named Vice Dean for Education

ASPPH, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Dr. Carey Farquhar, professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, has been named the new Vice Dean for Education at the University of Washington School of Public Health, where she will oversee curricula for degree programs, and steer the School of Public Health through the accreditation process, among other work.

Washington: Professor Awarded $620,000 from Gates Foundation to Interrupt Transmission of Parasitic Worms

ASPPH, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Dr. Judd Walson, adjunct professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, recently received more than $620,000 in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop a molecular diagnostic platform for the detection of soil transmitted helminths, commonly known as parasitic worms.

Washington: Professor Receives Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award

ASPPH, Thursday, August 22, 2019

The American Statistical Association has honored Dr. Elizabeth Halloran, professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, with the 2019 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award for her landmark contributions to statistical methods for infectious disease epidemiology and her applications of those methods to important scientific problems.

Long-term exposure to air pollution is like smoking a pack of cigarettes a day

World Economic Forum, Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that long-term exposure to air pollution could increase the risk of chronic illnesses, especially emphysema. Dr. Joel Kaufman, professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, was senior co-author of this study.

Backlash to the work of this Seattle doctor led Congress to block funding for gun research

Crosscut, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Drs. Frederick Rivera and Ali-Rowhani Rahabar, both professors with UW's Department of Epidemiology, are co-directing a new program at Harborview Medical Center to study public policies and their effects on gun deaths and injuries.

Repurposing a text-mining tool to improve classification of sepsis patients

SPH News, Monday, August 19, 2019

Alison Fohner, assistant professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, adapted a text-mining tool to identify new patterns in the electronic health records (EHR) of sepsis patients during her project at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.

Washington: Air pollution can accelerate progression of emphysema as much as a pack a day of cigarettes

ASPPH, Thursday, August 15, 2019

Researchers at the University of Washington have learned that ozone air pollution accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung. Dr. Joel Kaufman, professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, is senior co-author of this study.
 

Air pollution may be as harmful to your lungs as smoking cigarettes, study finds

NPR, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that long-term exposure to slightly elevated levels of air pollution can be linked to accelerated development of lung damage, even among people who have never smoked. Dr. Joel Kaufman, professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, was senior co-author of this study.

 

Air pollution is like smoking a pack of cigarettes a day to those with lung disease: Study

US News, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that air pollution linked to climate change may worsen the progression of chronic lung disease, specifically emphysema. Dr. Joel Kaufman, professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, was senior co-author of this study.

Pregnant moms who breathe dirty air have children with lower IQs, study finds

KQED, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that pregnant women who are exposed to fine particles of air pollution have children with lower IQs compared to women with less daily exposure. Dr. Catherine Karr, adjunct professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, is an author of this study.