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In her thesis research on the prevalence of HIV infection among Luo men in Kenya according to circumcision status, Kawango Agot, '01 (MPH, Epidemiology), found a sharply lower prevalence of HIV infection among circumcised men. Those results were published in Epidemiology and, along with later data, formed the basis for adding circumcision to the arsenal of HIV prevention measures.
Elena Andresen, '91 (Ph.D., Epidemiology), is the founding and current chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. The department was formed in 2006.

Gloria Auletta Bailey, '84 (Ph.D., Epidemiology), retired last February and recently moved to Rochester, NY to be close to her son, one of her daughters, and all 12 of her grandchildren.

Suzanne Gillette, '97 (MPH, Health Services), was honored as the 2008 “Woman of Light” by the Women’s Housing, Equality and Enhancement League at its annual Homeless Women’s Forum and was featured as “Change Agent” in the November 5 issue of Real Change. She recently retired as parish nurse of the Mary’s Place women’s day shelter. Suzanne had been a nurse for 34 years, teaching at Seattle University before joining Mary’s Place.

Katherine Halvorsen, '78 (MS, Biostatistics), professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Smith College, was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association for her outstanding contributions to statistics education.

Stuart Kent, '91 (MS, DEOHS), died in January in Buena Vista, Colo.

Megan Munro, '91 (BS, DEOHS), has been working for eight years as a construction safety specialist for the city of Everett’s Public Works Department.

John Young, '80 (MS, DEOHS), died last fall. He served in the military for 20 years and worked at Battelle at the time he became ill. Daughter Jennifer Young, '06 (MS, DEOHS) reported that her father had a high regard for the UW and DEOHS.

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