By Todd Faubion - Faculty Director for Undergraduate Programs, Global Health
The faculty senate is currently voting on an amendment to the UW Faculty Code mandating the consideration of faculty contributions to promote diversity and equal opportunity as part of the promotion and tenure process. This means that along with the typical considerations of research, teaching and service, activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion will also be considered as meritorious activities worthy of assessment, but will not be required components.
Dr. Ruanne Barnabas, Associate Professor of Global Health, Medicine (Allergy and Infectious Diseases), and Epidemiology, has been named the new holder of the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS.
Named after King Holmes, PhD, MD, Professor of Medicine and Global Health, and founding chair of the Department of Global Health, the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS is a rotating award designed to recognize and support a faculty member with exceptional capability and promise, and a clear commitment to STD/HIV research and training. Starting next year, the professorship will be awarded for a period of three years, renewable once.
Dr. Riyadh Lafta to Speak on October 27
By Bobbi Nodell
Dr. Riyadh Lafta, a professor of medicine at Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, Iraq, will be giving a lecture on the state of public health in Iraq at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at the University of Washington.
By 8:30 most mornings, Carey Farquhar has already exercised, dropped her kids at school and taken part in at least two calls with colleagues in Kenya. A ground-breaking HIV researcher and long-time mentor, she hopes to develop a more diverse student body as well as launch more fieldwork opportunities for students in Asia. She was recently named associate chair for academic programs in the Department of Global Health.
Research Passion: Promoting HIV testing within couples in Africa
Patricia García, a faculty member in Global Health and 1998 alumna of the University of Washington School of Public Health, was named Minister of Health for Peru and sworn in on July 28. She is former chair of the Peruvian National Institute of Health.
Garcia trained in internal medicine, infectious disease and public health at the UW. She is actively involved in research and training on STI/HIV, global health, HPV and medical informatics.
UW Today: From Crop-raiding Monkeys to Political Unrest: UW’s Randy Kyes Embarks on 100th Field Course
A chance meeting with a fellow scientist 27 years ago forever changed Randy Kyes’ life — catapulting him from North Carolina to Indonesia and beyond. As the founding director of the University of Washington’s Center for Global Field Study and head of the Division of Global Programs at the Washington National Primate Research Center, Kyes has spent almost three decades leading field courses on environmental and global health in a dozen countries.
By Marilyn Parsons
'Waiting until they are on our doorstep is reckless and shortsighted'
Faculty member Aaron Katz's passion is researching health care markets, policy and outcomes. "Do people get the care they need at the time they need it for an affordable price?" he asks in the latest SPH Close Up. Katz is an Adjunct Principal Lecturer of Global Health in addition to his appointment as Principle Lecturer of Health Services.