Population Health

December 13, 2018

Aga Khan University internship applications due January 14

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The Aga Khan University offers international internships to University of Washington undergraduate and graduate students through a partnership with the Population Health Initiative. Applications are being accepted until January 14 for summer 2019 postings. There are 25 different internship positions available in this round of applications in the countries of Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tanzania and…


December 12, 2018

New Nature for Health initiative to launch research on health benefits of time outside

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A new University of Washington initiative seeks to advance research about how time spent in nature can help to improve health. Nature for Health will specifically focus its efforts on research that examines nature’s effects on health across five populations: veterans, children, older adults, health care providers and underserved populations. Researchers from across academic disciplines…


December 4, 2018

UW center focuses on risky behaviors in young adults

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The Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors at the University of Washington School of Medicine focuses much its work on young adults since health habits are often established at that age and risk behaviors peak during this time. The center investigates the harms that stem from high-risk behavior involving alcohol, including unsafe sexual…


November 28, 2018

Livable City Year seeking partner for the 2019-2020 academic year

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Proposals are now being accepted from cities, counties, tribes and special districts interested in partnering with the University of Washington’s Livable City Year initiative for the 2019-2020 academic year. Livable City Year connects UW faculty and students with a municipal partner for a full academic year to work on projects fostering livability and sustainability. The…


November 26, 2018

IHME releases the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study

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The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation recently published the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2017 study. The GBD is a comprehensive, worldwide observational epidemiological study that describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels. It examines trends from 1990 to…


November 21, 2018

Gift funds new UW Center for Integrative Oncology and Palliative Care Social Work

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A substantial gift from Lynn and Howard Behar is expanding the University of Washington School of Social Work’s support for the next generation of oncology social work scholars through the launch of a new Center for Integrative Oncology and Palliative Care Social Work. The Center will take a social justice approach to oncology and palliative…


November 14, 2018

Developing a water advisory system for farmers in India

UW student Shahryar Ahmad helps set-up an automatic weather station that measures weather parameters in real time.

Farmers in India grow an assortment of crops, and while this variety can be a good thing, many farmers struggle with knowing how much water their crops require. As a result, crops are often over or under watered, which reduces their yield. To address this challenge, researchers from the University of Washington’s Department of Civil…


November 7, 2018

UW ranked No. 10 in US News Best Global Universities

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The University of Washington maintained its No. 10 spot on the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings. The UW is second among American public institutions. The Best Global Universities methodology weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. For the overall rankings, this includes bibliometric…


November 1, 2018

UW project connects excess dining hall food with local non-profit agencies

The team designed an interface that it is easy-to-use, logistics-focused and clear so all parties can understand each other’s needs and roles. 

An idea for a human centered design and engineering class project at the University of Washington is now a fully-functional website that pairs UW dining halls with local shelters to coordinate food donations as a way of reducing food waste. The web platform, mealmatchup.org, works like this: Food providers log food donations and request pickups…


October 30, 2018

Winter 2019 undergraduate course highlights population health research

The Population Health Initiative has again partnered with the University of Washington’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) to offer a series of faculty lectures during winter quarter 2019 focused on the three pillars of population health: human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity. The Research Exposed! (General Studies 391) course will feature faculty from…


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