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US experts say health care systems can lead America’s efforts to prevent further danger

Genes contributing to immune and metabolic processes may be linked to chronic inflammation, suggests a new study of genomic data from more than 200,000 individuals. Findings were published online Nov. 1 in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Adolescent males who identify as gay or bisexual, or are sexually active with other males, are at high risk for HIV infection. Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) say pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programs can significantly reduce this risk, especially in communities with high HIV burden.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, was elected to the Board of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Duchin is also a professor of medicine at the University of Washington, adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health and member of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Two students from the University of Washington School of Public Health received Exceptional Student Awards from the Washington State Public Health Association during its annual conference last month in Wenatchee.

Friday, November 2, 2018

The UW School of Public Health will celebrate its next graduating class on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Alaska Airlines Arena. Graduation speaker nominations are now being accepted.

"We are looking for a dynamic speaker who can engage and inspire our public health graduates, their family and other attendees," said Juanita Ricks, director of program operations for Student and Academic Services.

Speakers will be selected based on their:

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Robert Malte, former chief executive officer (CEO) for EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington, joined the University of Washington School of Public Health on Oct. 1 as the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program’s practitioner-in-residence and clinical associate professor of health services.

Michael Gale Jr. (PhD, Pathobiology, '94) will receive the UW School of Public Health's 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award -- the School’s highest honor, which recognizes distinguished service and achievement in public health.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Antiretroviral therapy has helped HIV-positive youth in sub-Saharan Africa to live longer lives and to reach ages at which they are likely to become sexually active. The other side of the coin comes with increased risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and some cancers.

In a new study, researchers at the University of Washington tested the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine on HIV-positive African youth and found a robust immune response to the vaccine.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Grayston-Day Endowed Fellowship seeks to increase the number of health professionals from diverse communities by funding the education of underrepresented students in the public health field. Meet this year's winners:

Abisayo Ariwoola

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Areas of Study: Community-Oriented Public Health Practice; Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky and Karachi, Pakistan

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Area of study: Epidemiology
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Robert Malte, former chief executive officer for EvergreenHealth, is the new practitioner-in-residence for the Master of Health Administration program at the University of Washington School of Public Health, effective Oct. 1.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ross Prentice Endowed Professorship for Biostatistical Collaboration.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The School’s popular public health major has evolved into the Public Health – Global Health Major to better reflect its domestic and global competencies.

“The rebrand better reflects the emphasis on global health that exists within the major, as well as the multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to population health that the program has had since its inception,” said Sara Mackenzie (MPH ‘05), director of the undergraduate program and senior lecturer in Health Services.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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While visiting rural villages in Pakistan in 2015, Salima Alibhai (Executive MPH ’13) was stunned to see children, sometimes as young as 5 years, with red-stained teeth.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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The world faces food problems on multiple fronts: Obesity is skyrocketing in some countries, yet millions of people don’t get the nutrients they need. Climate change and conflict, meanwhile, are compounding our ability to feed the world’s growing population.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Greetings to the SPH Community,

Welcome to 2018-2019 school year!  I have been here about 6 months, and want to thank the entire SPH community for welcoming me and for keeping the doors open for the work we need to do.  Here are a few things we’ve been up to in the equity, diversity and inclusion arena.

Students

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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We invited students to pose questions to Hilary Godwin, who joined the SPH as our new dean in July. Here is a sampling of their queries, and Dean Godwin’s answers.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Amy Hagopian of the University of Washington School of Public Health will receive the Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace from the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego on Nov. 13.