University of Washington School of Public Health
Highlights from SPH Connect Autumn 2015
10,000 baby-boomers turn 65 every day. The field of “healthy aging”—keeping older Americans physically and cognitively healthy for as long as possible—is an important research opportunity for the UW School of Public Health.
Dementia cases could triple by 2050, according to the World Alzheimer Report 2015. “Dementia is the new epidemic facing the Western world,” says Annette Fitzpatrick, research professor of Family Medicine and Epidemiology.
From teaching public health to diverse high school students to tracking school lunch times in Seattle, our students, alumni and faculty work to create healthier communities.
Each year, UW and SPH award scholarships and fellowships to outstanding public health students. Read about this year’s honorees.
It’s not every day that an Environmental Health undergraduate determines his next career step is dental school, but in the case of Dr. Russell Castner, that’s precisely what happened. However, through the decades working in dentistry, the 1971 graduate never forgot his health studies in clean water and air, and established a fund to support students in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
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