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Department News

Faculty Receives $3 Million to Test One-Stop Locale for Women's Reproductive Health, HIV Prevention

Kenneth Mugwanya, an assistant professor of global health at the University of Washington School of Public Health, and his research team have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to test the effectiveness of integrating methods of HIV prevention into sexual and reproductive health services for women in Kenya.

MPH Student Supplies Bread, Coffee, and Masks to 500 UW Custodial Workers

Evalynn Romano, the Master of Public Health student in the Department of Global Health who began supporting UW custodial workers with bread, coffee, and masks last month, has now delivered supplies to nearly 500 workers on the UW campus. Romano’s efforts have reached approximately 280 custodial and recycling operations staff and 200 workers at UW Medical Center. 

DGH Faculty and Fellows Receive 2020 New Investigator Awards

The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research is delighted to announce the 2020 New Investigator Award recipients.  The purpose of this award program is to encourage junior investigators (at a senior stage of training or recently independent) to conduct independent research, acquire preliminary data to use for exogenous grant submissions, publish, receive mentorship, and write one or more grants to obtain funding to continue their HIV/AIDS research careers.

In the Media

Why the Collapsing Global Birth Rate Won’t Save us From Climate Change (Quartz - quotes Kristie Ebi)

Overpopulation has been a threat to the planet since long before anyone heard of climate change.

English economist Thomas Malthus first sounded an alarm about the potential for population growth to overwhelm the planet's natural resources in 1798. The alarm rang again in 1968 with Paul Erlich's doomsday treatise "The Population Bomb," and has reverberated since in the background of the climate crisis: All else being equal, more people means more emissions, more hungry mouths, more potential victims of natural catastrophes.

A Yearslong Push to Remove Racist Bias from Kidney Testing Gains New Ground (Stat News, quotes Naomi Nkinsi)

For years, physicians and medical students, many of them Black, have warned that the most widely used kidney test — the results of which are based on race — is racist and dangerously inaccurate. Their appeals are gaining new traction, with a wave of petitions and papers calling renewed attention to the issue.