University of Washington School of Public Health

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SPH Newsletter for students, faculty and staff.

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Featuring how we are "Making a Difference"

2017 Issues


2016 Issues

  • 12/15/2016 - Video on sexual harassment
  • 12/1/2016 - Student Public Health Association officers
  • 11/17/2016 - Public Health Major is #1
  • 11/3/2016 - Global Health and UW in the High School
  • 10/20/2016 - Summer Health Profession Education
  • 10/6/2016 - Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education
  • 9/15/2016 - Volunteers assist the homeless
  • 9/1/2016 - Dark Empire: Race, Health and Society
  • 8/18/2016 - Affordable Care Act waiver in WA
  • 8/4/2016 - Jane Vaccaro & Tribal Emergency Management
  • 7/21/2016 - Julie Beschta provides after-school tutoring
  • 7/7/2016 - Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
  • 6/16/2016 - Zika virus research
  • 6/2/2016 - COPHP students shared their research
  • 5/19/2016 - SPH Excellence Awards
  • 5/5/2016 - UW President Ana Mari Cauce shares vision on Poplulation Health
  • 4/21/2016 - Spring SPH Day of Service
  • 4/7/2016 - Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) team
  • 3/17/2016 - Grad students in Public Health Nutrition
  • 3/3/2016 - Students give seniors information on fire safety
  • 2/18/2016 - Public Health Legislative Day
  • 2/4/2016 - EH 564: Recognition of Health and Safety Hazards in Industry
  • 1/21/2016 - SPH Diversity Committee - MLK Community Service Award
  • 1/7/2016 - Undergrads eligible for Washington State Opportunity Scholarships

2015 Issues

  • 12/17/2015 - Healthy Life Calculator
  • 12/3/2015 - TR News, Public Health and Transportation
  • 11/19/2015 - UW partners with nursing students from Kenyan university
  • 11/5/2015 - SPH volunteered at 2015 Seattle/King County Clinic
  • 10/15/2015 - Christy McKinney develops feeding cup for newborns
  • 10/1/2015 - Gemina Garland-Lewis helped organize the human/animal Feel Good Day
  • 9/17/2015 - Mall-walking guide produced by the Health Promotion Research Center
  • 9/3/2015 - COPHP student Cait Lang wrote the problem-based learning units
  • 8/20/2015 - Seattle high school students were immersed in public health topics
  • 8/6/2015 - Health Impact Assessment (HIA) course
  • 7/16/2015 - Innovative pharmacy assistant training program in Malawi
  • 7/2/2015 - U.S. Air Force reservists, now eligible for disability benefits
  • 6/18/2015 - Lack of lunch time at seven city schools
  • 6/4/2015 - UW effort to teach and deliver health care across disciplines
  • 5/21/2015 - Study to helpkeep people in better health and out of jail
  • 5/7/2015 - SPH students from Nepal are raising funds for earthquake relief
  • 4/16/2015 - Report on the journey our food takes from “farm to fork”
  • 4/2/2015 - “Public Health Month"
  • 3/19/2015 - MPH students working to “undo racism”
  • 3/5/2015 - Proposed state legislation to regulate and tax e-cigarettes
  • 2/19/2015 - Cyclist raise funds for CHANGE
  • 2/5/2015 - COPHP program led the One Night Count of the homeless
  • 1/22/2015 - Annual STEM Career Day
  • 1/8/2015 - Converting a former rail line into a bicycle path

2014 Issues

  • 12/18/2014 - “Polio Eradication Game” may increase interest in global health
  • 12/4/2014 - Marina Furtado set up an immunization program at a remote orphanage
  • 11/20/2014 - Training smoking cessation counselors in Chna
  • 11/6/2014 - New strategies to reduce and prevent gun violence
  • 10/16/2014 - The Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Program (START)
  • 10/2/2014 - Grad students spent the summer investigating food use in Washington
  • 9/18/2014 - MHA grads are helping plan a health clinic for low-income residents
  • 9/4/2014 - Helping seniors overcome minor or chronic depression
  • 8/21/2014 - Measuring air pollution using mobile devices
  • 8/7/2014 - New Latino Center for Health at the UW
  • 7/24/2014 - Seattle high schools are exploring public health disciplines
  • 7/10/2014 - Surveys in the name of health reform
  • 6/19/2014 - CIA to stop using sham vaccination campaigns in spy work
  • 6/5/2014 - Project to address the health needs of the homeless
  • 5/15/2014 - Dylis Walker leading an effort to reduce maternal mortality in Guatemala
  • 5/1/2014 - Students and staff volunteered for the School’s Service Day
  • 4/17/2014 - Jeff Harris kicked off the CEOs Against Cancer Challenge
  • 4/3/2014 - Rosa Solorio launched an HIV-testing campaign for Latino men
  • 3/20/2014 - 50 students signed up for health insurance this week
  • 3/6/2014 - Jennifer J. Carroll wrote a colorful look at the protests in Kiev
  • 2/20/2014 - COPHP students took part in the One-Night Count of the homeless
  • 2/6/2014 - Farm workers have an easy training tool to track pesticide exposure
  • 1/23/2014 - Annual WA State Public Health Association Legislative Day
  • 1/9/2014 - Gun violence in King County

2013 Issues

  • 12/19/2013 - Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui (eMPH) heads up a diabetes outreach program
  • 12/5/2013 - Environmental Health seniors are raising awareness about polluted water
  • 11/21/2013 - Kathy Neuzil (GH) and PATH partnered with a Chinese vaccine manufacturer
  • 11/7/2013 - N95 respirators can be an effective method to prevent exposure.
  • 10/17/2013 - Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL)
  • 10/3/2013 - Test to detect bacteria from hospital-acquired infections
  • 9/19/2013 - School students exposed to potentially harmful air pollution
  • 9/5/2013 - Wii Fit balance board being used to improve truck driver safety
  • 8/15/2013 - Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management (MHIHIM)
  • 8/1/2013 - The Return, a Native Environmental Health Story.
  • 7/18/2013 - “Food Studies: Harvest to Health,” taught by Jennifer Otten (HServ)
  • 7/3/2013 - Novel sensors that can detect hazardous materials in concealed explosives
  • 6/20/2013 - Thomas Francis Jr. Fellows in global health
  • 6/6/2013 - Camara Jones, upcoming SPH graduation speaker
  • 5/16/2013 - Pilot study aimed at increasing flu immunization among restaurant workers
  • 5/2/2013 - Traffic noise and pollution disproportionately affect the poor
  • 4/18/2013 - SPH Service Day
  • 4/4/2013 - Study on how to improve pedestrian safety in south Seattle neighborhoods
  • 3/21/2013 - Making north Seattle neighborhoods safer
  • 3/7/2013 - Children in battery-recycling villages have high blood lead levels
  • 2/21/2013 - Helping Seattle children learn about empathy.
  • 2/7/2013 - Sheridan Reiger (MPH student, Epi) improving the health of Hondurans
  • 1/17/2013 - “A Seattle Geneticist Gets the Hollywood Treatment,” Dr. Mary-Claire King
  • 1/3/2013 - Initiatives designed to improve national responses to HIV/AIDS

2012 Issues

  • 12/20/2012 - Adrienne Hidy is helping lead a volunteer effort at school
  • 12/6/2012 - Mohamed Ali (MPH, GH ’08) helped save lives
  • 11/15/2012 - American Public Health Association urges protection for coastal waters
  • 11/1/2012 - The Field Research and Consultation Group helped develop guidelines
  • 10/18/2012 - Health information exchange could affect the quality of health care
  • 10/4/2012 - How does Twitter affect obesity?
  • 9/20/2012 - Children slept better when they stopped watching violent TV shows
  • 9/6/2012 - Beasley research saved more than a million lives
  • 8/16/2012 - Statewide network for providers who treat injured workers
  • 8/2/2012 - Approval of a new HIV prevention drug
  • 7/19/2012 - HealthLinks, a workplace wellness program
  • 7/5/2012 - New bag will help Nicaraguan coffee harvesters
  • 6/21/2012 - Arthur Kellermann - 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • 6/7/2012 - Studying the effects of new seat suspensions
  • 5/17/2012 - Turning Peru’s mega-slums into a greener, healthier place
  • 5/3/2012 - Public health law and policy
  • 4/19/2012 - IOM committee charged with reviewing flawed research
  • 4/5/2012 - PNASH on Spanish language radio
  • 3/15/2012 - Effectiveness of higher cigarette taxes
  • 3/1/2012 - Life Course Nutrition: Maternal and Child Health Strategies in Public Health
  • 2/16/2012 - Pesticide Free Places – for King County
  • 2/2/2012 - When an earthquake or pandemic strikes
  • 1/19/2012 - COPHP students work with homeless at Tent City 4
  • 1/5/2012 - HIV prevention trial, 2011 Science Breakthrough of the Year

2011 Issues

  • 12/15/2011 - I-TECH (Int'l Training & Education)
  • 12/1/2011 - Safety hazards course in Spanish
  • 11/17/2011 - Facial analysis software to identify kids with FAS
  • 11/3/2011 - Study of germs in fire stations