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Recent Graduates on how they are transforming communities

Wren Haaland, MPH, Epidemiology '13

Wren Haaland

MPH, Epidemiology '13
Research data analyst, Seattle Children's Research Institute

"We found kids didn't have a lot of time running around."

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2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

Robert Newman, MPH 98

Rober Newman

When he was a medical student, Robert Newman (MPH, Epidemiology '98) spent a year in Brazil. The Portuguese language skills he picked up came in handy when he later went to Mozambique with Health Alliance International. That led to a career as a global malaria expert with the CDC and WHO. Now he's a managing director at GAVI Alliance. Newman's advice?   "Don't be afraid to take some risks."   Read More

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