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Highlights from SPH Connect Winter 2016


Filling Gaps in US Gun Violence Research

“Every day in this country, 90 people die due to firearm injuries and more than 200 people get shot,” said Rowhani- Rahbar (PhD, Epidemiology 2009), now an assistant professor of Epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health.

Graduation Speaker

Dr. William Foege Will Be 2016 SPH Graduation Speaker. In 2012, Dr. Foege received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian honor, for his many accomplishments in improving the health of people around the world.

Making an Impact

If you’re over 65, try the new online calculator to see how many healthy years you have remaining.

Student Scholarship Roundup

Each year, UW and SPH award scholarships and fellowships to outstanding public health students.

2016 Distinguished Alumnus – Rogelio Riojas

Rogelio Riojas (MHA 1977) – founder, president and CEO of Sea Mar Community Health Centers – is the SPH Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He will talk about his life, “From Migrant Work to Community Activist,” Wed., April 27, at 7:30 pm in Kane Hall, Rm 210.

An Endowment to Honor a Distinguished Health Care Leader

Led by Jeff Lehman (MHA 1974), president of Dialysis Consulting Group in Seattle, a committee of alumni from the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is raising endowment funds in honor of health care leader and UW Health Services Emeritus Professor William “Bill” Dowling. This endowment, with the initial leadership gift from Lehman, will provide support for faculty in the MHA program.


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