UW School of Public Health E-news
February 2010

From the Dean

Dean Pat Wahl
Dean Pat Wahl

The search for a new dean of our School is well under way. The search committee is looking for input and nominations from a number of groups in the School, across campus and in the community at large. More...


Kenny Sherr

Kenny Sherr, a new assistant professor in Global Health, was one of six new faculty members to join the School in fall quarter. See who else is new, who’s won awards, and what Paula Diehr is up to.

Centers & Institutes


The Northwest Center is turning 20! Read about upcoming events and training opportunities at the Center, and learn about activities at IHME and HPRC as well in our Centers and Institutes News.


Post-Bachelor Fellows at HHME

Post-Bachelor Fellows at IHME have planted their flag in the global health landscape in a forceful “Comment” published in The Lancet. Read about their challenge, our new ARCS Fellow, SPARX award winners, and more student news here.


Stephen Keating

Our gifted and dedicated staff members share their talents with the community. See Alex MacKenzie’s lovely illustrations and read about Stephen Keating’s longtime work with Habitat for Humanity.


SPH sweatshirt

We have new SPH gear: Check out the sweatshirts, T-shirts and tote bags with our new logo. Listen to two new podcasts: Grace John-Stewart on moms, babies and HIV, and Howard Koh from HHS on leadership. And read DEOHS's new biennial report.

Spotlight on Research

Lucio Costa

Lucio Costa will deliver the Winter 2010 Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Feb. 10—read about his research—and Art Peterson describes an exciting new approach to end teen smoking. Plus, take a look at all the new grants awarded to SPH faculty.


Tilahun Adera

The School’s alumni are busy across the country: Tilahun Adera (’83, M.S., Epidemiology) recently became dean of the College of Health and Human Services at New Mexico State University. More...


Distinguished Faculty Lecture:
My (First) 30 Years in Neurotoxicology

Professor Lucio Costa, DEOHS
Feb. 10, 2010, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; reception to follow
T-739, Health Sciences

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Pride Points

7,000 current UW students have the full cost of their tuition and standard fees covered under the Husky Promise.

14 UW faculty members have won "genius grants" from the MacArthur Foundation, including, most recently, UW poet Heather McHugh.

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