Celebrating Our 10th Graduation
On June 9, 2017, the Department of Global Health graduated over 150 students from our degree and certificate programs. READ MORE
Addressing a Grand Challenge in Women’s Health
Alison Drake, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health, won a Grand Challenges Explorations grant for a project that will use text messages to collect information on contraceptive use and preferences from women receiving services at maternal and child health clinics in Kenya. READ MORE
Ruanne Barnabas Receives King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS
Ruanne Barnabas, MBChB, MSc, DPhil, Associate Professor of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology, was named the new holder of the Professorship, a 3-year rotating award designed to recognize and support a faculty member with exceptional capability and promise, and commitment to STD/HIV research and training. READ MORE
Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Submits 2,000 Page Funding Renewal
In July, led by Director Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, CFAR submitted a 2,213 page, $18.6M 5-year renewal proposal to the National Institute of Health (NIH), which has been funding the organization for nearly 30 years since CFAR’s founding in 1988.
Global Health Cost Consortium (GHCC) Launches Reference Case
Carol Levin, project director of GHCC, chaired an organized session at the International Health Economic Association Meetings (iHEA) in Boston in July to launch the Reference Case for costing global health interventions. The GHCC, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the global response to the HIV and TB epidemics by improving the availability and access to high quality economic data on costs of interventions. READ MORE
MPH Student Elected to Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)
Peder Digre, a second-year MPH student, was appointed by WA Governor Jay Inslee in August to represent students across the state on the WSAC, which works to support higher levels of educational attainment in Washington state and provides recommendations for many policy areas. READ MORE
Fogarty Fellowship Renewed for Five More Years
The National Institutes of Health renewed its support for University of Washington as a leader in developing the next generation of global health workers with a $4.5 million grant to extend the Northern Pacific Fogarty Global Health Fellows (NPGH) training program for the next five years (2017–2022). READ MORE
New Director of Global Mental Health Program
Pamela Y. Collins, MD, MPH, will join the University of Washington in January 2018 as Director of Global Mental Health, a joint program that will be co-led by the Departments of Global Health and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Collins comes to UW after nearly 8 years of leadership at the National Institute of Mental Health. READ MORE
New Collaboration Aims to Track Vaccinations with Better Data
The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) joined forces with PATH’s Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative to prevent disease by developing a platform to better trace vaccinations in low-resource settings. READ MORE
Suffering Soars in the Middle East
According to a huge body of work published in August from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, deaths due to violence such as homicide and sexual assault are rising much more steeply in the eastern Mediterranean region than anywhere else in the world. READ MORE
UW’s First Study Abroad Program in Uganda
UW’s first Ugandan Public Health study abroad program sent 15 undergraduate students to engage in a month-long exploration of what makes people healthy and what undermines health in the country. Led by faculty Amy Hagopian, Bert Stover, and Scott Barnhart, who have worked in Uganda for more than 10 years, the program built on strong relationships with Professor Sam Luboga and Makerere University. UW students were partnered with Makerere University students, who were paid for their efforts, to help them learn more about the health problems they chose to study. Students explored the social and economic determinants contributing to health problems, including living conditions, working conditions, human rights, family income, income distribution, land ownership, and more.
Steve Gloyd and Anjuli Wagner Named Pioneers of Global Health
The Washington Global Health Alliance announced its 2017 Pioneers of Global Health Award winners in September, which include Steve Gloyd, MD, MPH and Anjuli Wagner, MPH, PhD, to recognize outstanding organizations and individual contributions from Washington’s global health community. READ MORE
PhD Student Receives Graduate Discovery Fellowship
Caroline Soi, Global Health PhD student, was awarded the UW Medicine Bud Tribble and Susan Barnes Graduate Discovery Fellowship. During her six month fellowship she will undertake an internship at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Alliance’s mandate is the promotion of generation and use of health policy and systems research in low- and middle-income countries.
PhD Student Receives Mental Health Fellowship from NIH
Christopher Kemp, a Global Health PhD student, won a pre-doctoral research fellowship (F31) from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the scale-up of integrated primary mental health services in rural South Africa, as part of a broader collaboration between the Department of Global Health, I-TECH South Africa, University of Cape Town, and University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Team UW Global Health Crosses "The Best Finish Line Ever"
More than 20 members of our faculty, staff, and students joined Team UW Global Health to participate in the End AIDS Walk on September 23, 2017. The team exceeded its fundraising goal of $1,500 and Virginia Gonzales, Professor Emeritus, was recognized at the event for her stellar fundraising efforts. READ MORE