Peder Digre, a second-year MPH candidate, has been appointed by WA Governor Jay Inslee to represent students across the state on the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). The WSAC works to support higher levels of educational attainment in Washington state and provides recommendations for many policy areas including college admissions, college readiness, college credit in high school, reengaging adult students, transfer processes, tuition, and economic and workforce development for the state.
Jay Vornhagen is 2017 graduate of the Pathobiology PhD program at the University of Washington Department of Global Health. He is currently completing a postdoc with Lakshmi Rajagopal at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. During his tenure at UW he published more than any other student since the Pathobiology program began in 1990. Jay received a Graduate Discovery Fellowship to work at the Centers for Disease Control from January-March, 2017 with Mary Kamb, Associate Director for Global Activities in the Division of STD Prevention.
On Wednesday, June 9, 2017, the Department of Global Health celebrated our tenth graduation since our founding in 2007. Over 150 students received degrees and certificates, including five graduates of the PhD programs, 43 graduates of the MPH program, 53 undergraduates with a Minor in Global Health, 32 graduates of the medical school on the Global Health Pathway, 11 Post-Bachelor Fellows, and 18 students that received a graduate certificate in Global Health.
From the time she was 11 years old, Halima Freudberg dreamed of serving in the Peace Corps. Hailing from Philadelphia, she studied Psychology and Gender and Sexuality Studies at nearby Bryn Mawr College. After graduation, Halima realized her dream of joining the Peace Corps and travelled to a rural village in Cameroon.
The second annual Husky 100 recognizes outstanding UW undergraduates and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW.
This year's cohort of 100 students includes three global health students and alumni:
By Brian Donohue
Brianne Huffstetler Rowan, a fourth-year student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Global Health Pathway student, and recent graduate of the master of public health in global health, is one of five U.S. recipients of a scholarship to pursue the specialty of family medicine.
Dear DGH students,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 academic year! Whether you are a new or returning student, we are delighted and honored you have chosen to work with us in pursing your careers in global health. This is a very exciting time in global health both here at UW and throughout the world.
Students share their experiences in a study abroad program examining health disparities in Great Britain in this School of Public Health news article. The program name, Dark Empire, refers to the shadow that existed after the fall of the British Empire and the health disparities seen today as a result of British imperialism. This is the program's 9th year and it is led by Adjunct Professor Clarence Spigner.
By Erica Pandey
For the first time in recent history, 10 University of Washington students will go to class about 7,000 miles from campus this August, in Nepal.
For 3½ weeks, they will participate in a seminar organized by the Nepal Studies Initiative (NSI), one of the few formal programs in the U.S. that focus on that country.
In May 2016, the Department of Global Health awarded fellowships to 31 outstanding graduate and professional students for fieldwork around the world, many of whom will be departing this summer.