UW School of Public Health E-news
May 2010

From the Dean

Dean Pat Wahl
Dean Pat Wahl

Spring quarter always seems to be a busy time, and this year is no exception. In addition to the events listed on our calendar, the five candidates identified by the SPH Deanship Search Committee visited campus for two days between late March and mid-April. Candidates include


Jeremy Sappington

Jeremy Sappington and Cindy Watts are making big moves (Cindy’s heading for Richmond, Va., and Jeremy’s hoping for more time in the mountains). Read about their transitions, two new faculty members and six well-deserved honors.

In Memoriam

Jessie Satia

The School lost two very special friends recently: one an alum with very strong ties to the School and the other a global health pioneer. More...

Centers & Institutes

IHME logo

IHME researchers report a significant drop in deaths from pregnancy and childbirth. Read more about their work and continuing celebrations at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.


Jessica Kocian & Alexander Domesle

Wow—our students shine! We have two Presidential Management Fellows, a NOAA Green Steward Award winner, a Lindau Nobel Laureate invitee, an Outstanding Investigator Award winner and much more.

News of Note

Bruce Weir, biostatistics chair

Michelle Williams, epidemiology and global health, will present the spring 2010 Distinguished Faculty Lecture on May 13. This just in: UW Biostatistics is tied with Harvard University for No. 1, and the School is again third in research at UW. Plus, read about our newest Undergraduate Nutritional Sciences Program volunteer, our new research grants and upcoming Summer Institutes in Statistical Genetics and Public Health Practice.

Spotlight on Research

Amy Hagopian

Learn about childhood leukemia in Iraq from Amy Hagopian and colleagues. Plus, read about  research by four of our students: Nila Gregory (Nutritional Sciences Program), Jerry Kim (Institute for Public Health Genetics), Whitney Harrington (Pathobiology Graduate Program), and Sarah Hohl (Department of Global Health).


Christopher Elias

Chris Elias, president and chief executive officer of PATH, is the School’s 2010 Distinguished Alumnus. Read about Dr. Elias and other alumni making news. And please keep your updates and photos coming through the School’s website. We’d love to hear from you!


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Pride Points

Of the 5,338 UW students enrolled in the 2009 freshman class:

  • 33% are the first in their families to attend college
  • 42 are National Merit finalists
  • They hail from 44 states,
    D.C., Guam and 27 countries.

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