With funding from the John E. Fogarty International Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH FIC), a landscape architect and architect will receive one-year research training scholarships to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia in Peru. These scholarships will go to one Peruvian and one American built environment designer, who will be mentored by Dr.
Preventing HIV in Uganda: Increasing Access to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among People Who Inject Drugs
A new grant will help deliver HIV prevention services to people in Uganda who are injecting drugs.
Renee Heffron and Andrew Mujugira are key personnel on the grant, which will support research through 2025. The project will implement pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), train a mental health staff, and also include project implementation, data collection, stakeholder engagement, and dissemination of the results to communities.
UW Team Developing Model to Help Lower COVID-19 Infections in King County, Guide Eventual Vaccine Distribution (Includes Judy Wasserheit and Jennifer Ross)
Policymakers continue to have uncertainties on how to answer important questions about the novel coronavirus — such as when and how to reopen businesses and schools, and how to distribute a vaccine once one becomes available.
Now a University of Washington team has received a $33,000 grant to develop a model that uses local data to generate policy recommendations that could help lower COVID-19 infections in King County.
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.
Essential student research training goes virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic (quotes Alana Lopez, MPH student)
At the end of each Spring Semester, students across the country start gearing up for summer research internships and experiences at institutions across the nation. But for many of these students, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of these valuable summer programs.
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.
A newly formed United World Antiviral Research Network, or UWARN, will be bringing together researchers from institutions in several countries to spot and confront emerging pandemic viruses.
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.
The Department of Global Health is committed to training health professionals from diverse communities and helping to fund the education of such students. To help work toward this, six DGH students have received the Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity, and Impact for 2019-20.