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Quality Healthcare for All Through Partnerships and Innovation: Nepal-UW Symposium

How can mutually beneficial global collaborations help find solutions to real-world problems? What are innovative approaches to sustainable collaborations?

The recent "UW-Nepal Partnerships in Health Innovation: Multi-Disciplinary Collaborations to Advance Population Health" symposium tackled such questions in panel discussions featuring UW and Kathmandu University faculty from multiple disciplines.

Washington Faculty Receives $9.2 Million Award to Prevent HIV Infections in Zimbabwe

Dr. Scott Barnhart, from the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) within the University of Washington Department of Global Health, has received $9.2 million for year 1 of a 5-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to help control the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe through expanding voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

Innovation Grant Builds Untraditional Partnerships for Global Health

Landscape architecture, engineering, geography, nursing, dentistry, medicine, and other disciplines all have roles to play in achieving global health, yet many remain largely underrepresented in global health projects. Bringing together these untraditional partners and building long-term collaborative relationships is the aim of a joint University of Washington and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) project that today was awarded the “100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation” grant.

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Prestigious Honor for UW Medicine Global Health Researcher

By UW Medicine

Professors Christopher Murray and Alan Lopez, co-founders of the groundbreaking Global Burden of Disease Study, will receive the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.  It is one of the world’s most esteemed prizes for health research. 

Murray directs the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.  Lopez is a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia.