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February 4, 2014

Does caregiving cause psychological stress? Study says, it depends

elderly care giving

The results break the longstanding belief that caregiving directly causes psychological distress, and make a case for genetics and upbringing influencing vulnerability.

January 27, 2014

‘Achieving Health for All’ is topic of 38th Annual Faculty Lecture Feb . 6

Gloyd with grads

Dr. Stephen Gloyd, professor of global health and health services, will discuss creative responses to reducing inequity worldwide.

October 15, 2013

Study: Nearly 500,000 perished in Iraq war

A market scene in Erbil, Iraq, from September 2011.

A new study estimates nearly a half-million people died from causes attributable to the war in Iraq from 2003 through 2011. The results come from the first population-based survey since 2006 to estimate war-related deaths in Iraq, and the first study covering the conflict’s full timespan.

September 4, 2013

Researchers hope to protect against another HIV-like outbreak

A man with a performing mon

Researchers examining virus transmission from monkeys to humans in Bangladesh found some people are infected with multiple strains of simian foamy virus.

August 12, 2013

Progress made in linking some forms of epilepsy to genetics

Some of the answers to the causes of epilepsy may be contained in human genes. Above are chromosomes that have been manipulated to have distinctive colors.

Some epilepsy patients who have both seizures and speech abnormalities share something else in common — mutations on the same gene.

August 7, 2013

UW researchers report on genome of aggressive cervical cancer that killed Henrietta Lacks

A 1945 photograph of Henrietta and David Lacks.

Henrietta Lacks was the subject of bestselling book on the HeLa immortal cell line, the most used of its kind in labs around the world. The UW scientists are the first to publish under new policy, established through agreement with Lacks’ family.

June 5, 2013

Congolese rape survivors helped by cognitive processing therapy

Congolese training class

Short-term therapy from paraprofessionals improved the mental health of Congolese women who suffered sexual violence.

April 29, 2013

Blast concussions could cause pituitary deficiencies in war vets

IED blast Afghanistan

Low pituitary hormone levels can mimic symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome, but are easily treated.

April 4, 2013

Explore global health through the arts during Global Health Week

Phil Borges Tibet portrait

Dance, photography, cinema, theater and music will convey how the arts can make a difference in public health.

March 20, 2013

2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award goes to King Holmes for STD work

King K. Holmes

Holmes was honored for his groundbreaking work on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea and human papilloma virus.

March 4, 2013

United States lags behind many developed countries on key health measures

Dr. Christopher Murray in Tanzania

A public symposium on the Global Burden of Diseases study will be held on campus Monday, March 11.

December 12, 2012

Intracranial pressure monitoring for traumatic brain injury questioned

Staff surround a traumatic brain injury patient at Hospital Japones in Bolivia.

Researchers in United States and Latin America re-examine standard of care for severe head injury.

September 28, 2012

Duplex-sequencing method could lead to better cancer detection and treatment

Some of the members of the Loeb lab who worked on the duplex sequencing: Dr. Lawrence Loeb, Dr. Scott Kennedy, Dr. Michael Schmitt, and Dr. Jesse Salk.

Two young UW researchers sought to reduce the error rate in DNA sequencing to better pinpoint cells that are mutating.

September 14, 2012

Researchers come a step closer to finding HIV vaccine

Photo of two vials of RV 144 vaccine tested against HIV

Finding that the failed vaccine RV144 did offer some protection against certain HIV viruses suggests a more potent vaccine might be possible.

August 1, 2012

UW researchers urge integrating deworming into HIV care in Africa

An adult tapeworm, which infests the intestine.

HIV care centers are an important and highly accessed point of care for HIV-infected children and their families in sub-Saharan Africa, but opportunities to address other health issues are being missed. Proven interventions, including routine deworming among children, could be effectively integrated into HIV care according to a new paper by University of Washington researchers…

July 19, 2012

Global health exhibit at Seattle Center is family-friendly, free and open to all

UW Environmental Health student Tolu Okitika of Nigeria and UW master's of public health graduate and CNN Hero Peter Kithene of Kenya at the Pathways to Global Health exhibit

Seattle is showcasing the work of more than 30 area organizations at an exhibit at Seattle Center through Aug. 19. Global Health Exhibit at Seattle Center Dates: Now – Aug. 19, 2012 Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Location: Seattle Center, Next Fifty Plaza World Vision donated a mock village that has been turned…

April 4, 2012

UW leads NIH-funded consortium to train global health researchers

The UW is one of five consortia of colleges and universities to receive National Institutes of Health funding to foster the next generation of global health scientists.

March 9, 2012

Students uncloak ‘hidden topics for April 27-29 global health conference

Social justice, climate change, mental health, and marginalized populations will top the agenda.

February 14, 2012

Global health a world-class program at UW, President Young says in speech

Young spoke an an open house at the new central location for global health faculty, staff and students to gather on south campus.

August 16, 2011

UW researchers to host landmark hepatitis C conference in Seattle Sept. 8-12

Seattle, one of the world leaders in hepatitis C research and treatment, will be hosting a landmark conference on hepatitis C Sept. 8-12 involving 800 people, including the discoverer of the virus affecting more people than HIV.

March 1, 2011

Intensive counseling on adhering to HIV treatment improves patient outcomes

Intensive counseling on the importance of adhering to HIV treatment significantly reduces poor compliance and treatment failure in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an article in PLoS Medicine March 1 by UW researcher Michael Chung and colleagues.

February 3, 2011

Global health minor launched in response to student interest

Undergraduates from all majors are welcome to apply for the minor in global health.

More than 200 students from disciplines across campus have enrolled in an intro course in global health offered for the first time this quarter.

December 1, 2010

Signature global health programs funded

Traffic injuries are a major cause of death and disability in developing nations, a trend researchers would like to reverse.

International efforts are directed at maternal and child health, food and water security, injury control, medications, tropical medicine, and implementation science.

November 17, 2010

UW part of team to transform medical education in Africa

Quantum dots, used with medical imaging, might show tumor sites more clearly, and may improve treatment by targeting cancer cells./Kristian Molhave illustration

The funding is part of a $130 million U.S. government investment to increase the number of African health-care professionals.

October 1, 2009

UW plays leading role in Consortium of Universities for Global Health

At the first annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Sept. 14-16 in Bethesda, Md., it was clear that global health was not a fad — that universities were planning on a playing a huge role to match the surge in student interest. UW President Mark Emmert, participating in a panel discussion…

July 24, 2008

Center for AIDS Research receives $16.5 million

By Bobbi Nodell
News & Community Relations

One of the first AIDS research centers in the country has been awarded $16.