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Carey Farquhar named Vice Dean for Education

UW SPH, Monday, July 15, 2019

Dr. Carey Farquhar, professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, has been named Vice Dean for Education for the University of Washington School of Public Health, effective Aug. 1.

Ang Li, MD, joins the ranks of NHF-Shire clinical fellows

Hemaware, Monday, July 15, 2019

Ang Li, doctoral student with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, has joined the NHF-Shire Clinical Fellowship program, where he will pursue training in comprehensive clinical care at the Washington Center for Bleeding disorders.

Combined vision and hearing loss may double alzheimer’s risk

AARP, Sunday, July 14, 2019

Researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health who are exploring the connection between sensory impairment and dementia have found that people who experience visual and hearing impairment are at an increased risk for dementia and alzheimers. Phillip Huang, doctoral student with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, is the lead author of this study.

Vision and hearing loss may raise risk of dementia in older adults

Yahoo! News, Sunday, July 14, 2019

Research from the University of Washington School of Public Health shows that impairment of either vision or hearing increases the risk of developing dementia, and that impairment in both senses further increases those odds. Philip Huang, doctoral student with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, is one of the researchers involved in this study.

Can health care providers help prevent firearm suicides?

UW SPH, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The University of Washington Department of Health Sciences will begin evaluating how clinicians can help prevent firearm suicides by asking patients about their access to firearms when they are receiving mental health-related care. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, associate professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, is a co-investigator in this study. 

UW professors to receive 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

UW News, Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The PECASE is the highest honor given by the United States government to scientists and engineers whose how exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Dr. Sara Lindstrom, assistant professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, received the PECASE award.

Elizabeth Halloran receives Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award

UW Department of Biostatistics, Monday, July 8, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth “Betz” Halloran has been awarded the 2019 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award for her landmark contributions to statistical methods for infectious disease epidemiology.

President Donald J. Trump announces recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The White House, Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Dr. Sara Lindstroem, assistant professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, received the PECASE Award.

Millions of older Americans own guns, leaving caretakers to worry about the risk

Guns & America, Monday, July 1, 2019

Elderly people are at a higher risk of developing cognitive issues and medical conditions such as dementia or depression, which is why a gun can be a risk for its owner, as well as anyone who visits — caregivers, grandkids, friends. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, associate professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, is quoted.

Professor receives $680,000 grant to study effectiveness of doxycycline to reduce STIs

ASPPH, Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dr. Connie Celum, adjunct professor with UW’s Department of Epidemiology, was awarded a $680,000 grant to evaluate if an antibiotic commonly used to treat acne and Lyme disease is safe and effective in reducing bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Her study focuses on men who have sex with men and transgender women living HIV and taking pre-exposure prophylaxis.