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$1M in state money to fund Harborview gun-violence research

The Seattle Times, Friday, July 26, 2019

Scientists at the Harborview Injury and Prevention Research Center (HIPRC) have been awarded with an additional $1 million dollars in state funding to further study risk factors for gun-related injuries and deaths, and the effectiveness of firearm laws and policies. Dr. Fred Rivara and Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, faculty with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, both conduct research relevant to gun-related violence at UW HIPRC.

Obsidian Therapeutics Announces Strengthening of Executive Leadership Team

Yahoo! Finance, Thursday, July 25, 2019

Dr. Catherine Stehman-Breen, affiliate associate professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, was appointed to Chief Development Officer at Obsidian Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that specializes in controllable cell and gene therapies.

HIPRC researcher awarded grant to study firearm suicide after incarceration

HIPRC, Thursday, July 25, 2019

University of Washington epidemiology doctoral student Erin Morgan, a Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center trainee, has been awarded a one-year, $25,000 grant by the National Collaborative for Gun Violence Research to investigate the relationship between crime perpetration and subsequent firearm suicide in Washington state.

Most women use vaginal ring for HIV prevention in open-label study

National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

An open-label study of women in southern and eastern Africa found that use of a vaginal ring can reduce the risk of HIV by 39 percent. Dr. Jared Beaten, professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, was a lead investigator for this study.

Global Health professor receives $1.4 million grant to study new technologies in tuberculosis testing

UW Department of Global Health, Thursday, July 18, 2019

A new grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will allow Paul Drain, adjunct assistant professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, to further his research on developing and implementing point-of-care tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic tests.

Washington: Doctoral student receives Kaiser Permanente grant to study firearm-related suicides

ASPPH, Thursday, July 18, 2019

Researchers with the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Washington have received a $400,000 grant to evaluate how clinicians can help prevent firearm-related suicides in health care settings. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, associate professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, is co-investigator of this study.
 

Washington: Faculty Member Wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

ASPPH, Thursday, July 18, 2019

Dr. Sara Lindström, an assistant professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, has received the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early career scientists and engineers.

Faculty profile: Susan Graham - associate professor, global health and medicine

UW Department of Global Health, Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Susan Graham, adjunct associate professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, is currently working with an LGBTQI coalition on a three year grant to adapt an MSM-tailored intervention that will promote sexual health and HIV prevention in Kenya.

$4.2 million CDC grant to expand injury-prevention research

UW Medicine, Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A $4.2 million grant to UW Medicine’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) will support projects focused on prescription-opioid abuse, suicide, older adult falls, and pediatric concussion in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, associate professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, will lead projects relevant to suicide research.
 

King County’s 2-day summit examines gun violence through a public-health lens

The Seattle Times, Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Dr. Jeff Duchin, adjunct professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, plans to address important guidelines that healthcare providers should address with patients at high-risk of gun violence, in a two-day gun violence prevention summit beginning this week.