Office of Global Affairs

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  • Innovative cup designed to save babies

    May 25, 2016

    Global Affairs

    A baby drinks from the new cup

    Experts from the University of Washington and PATH have invented a special low-cost cup for feeding special needs babies. Each year in the developing world, millions of babies are born with health challenges that impair feeding and can lead to starvation. The $1 NIFTY cup provides a new solution. Read more from The Seattle Times...

  • US-India collaboration finds molecular signatures of severe malaria

    May 17, 2016

    Global Affairs


    The University of Washington’s International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research in South Asia — along with partners at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) and Goa Medical College (GMC) of India — have discovered that specific types of parasite proteins, when combined with high parasite biomass, strongly predict severe malaria disease in adults. The…

  • A world of strength: international students and cultural resilience

    May 12, 2016

    Global Affairs


    International students will share stories of stamina, strength and ultimately success in the face of adversity from their home cultures and at the UW. There will also be opportunities for participants to reflect on the theme of resilience in their own story and context. Wednesday, May 18, 5-7 p.m. in Alder Auditorium Free and open to the…

  • Study abroad safety: tips from experienced students and staff

    May 11, 2016

    Global Affairs

    red phone

    UW Global Travel Security Manager Nicholas Hill and study abroad returnees offer important advice for students planning to study abroad to maximize health and safety. To learn more about resources available to the UW community, visit UW Global Travelers. Read more from the UW Daily...

  • New tool measures lung function over the phone, from anywhere in the world

    May 4, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Spiro call phone

    University of Washington computer science and engineering and electrical engineering researchers have developed SpiroCall, a new health sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function over a simple phone call. Read more from UW Today...