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July 26, 2017

Neighborhood poverty may impact how much you drink


New research from the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and School of Social Work suggests that improving a neighborhood’s quality of life can play a greater role in reducing problem drinking than does access to bars and stores that sell hard liquor. UW researchers found that residents of neighborhoods primarily characterized…

July 18, 2017

Schools of Dentistry and Public Health both third in new global rankings


The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2017 ranks both the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry and Public Health as third best in the world. The ranking were conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. “This is wonderful recognition of the excellence of our faculty, students…

July 11, 2017

Department of Global Health awards international travel fellowships


The UW’s Department of Global Health recently awarded fellowships to 30 graduate students and medical residents for fieldwork around the world, many of whom will be departing this summer. They will travel to 16 countries to work on a wide variety of projects, from implementing a harm-reduction program in Vietnam to developing evaluation tools for…

June 30, 2017

Strengthening population health partnerships in China

President Cauce with China CDC Director General Wang Yu

The University of Washington engages with partners and projects in 129 countries around the world. This engagement include partnerships with China CDC and the Center for Health Statistics & Information (CHSI), both a result of the work of the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. President Ana Mari Cauce visited with the leadership team…

June 29, 2017

Seeding a healthier world through partnership and innovation


President Ana Mari Cauce visited Tsinghua University earlier today to accept an honorary degree and to take part in the Global Vision Lectures series. Her remarks for the lecture focused on two main ideas: Through partnership, change is possible – no matter the scale of the challenge Innovation lies at the heart of progress, and…

June 28, 2017

Engineering Innovation in Health program addresses pressing health needs


The University of Washington’s Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) program provides a cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial framework for engineering students and faculty to partner with clinicians and develop affordable solutions to today’s pressing health needs. The program’s projects and deliverables are occur over a year-long design course sequence: fall quarter is dedicated to understanding the clinical…

June 20, 2017

Initiative announces funding call for pilot research grants


The Population Health Initiative seeks to create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives. In support of that vision, the initiative is pleased to announce a funding call to University of Washington faculty for population health pilot research grants of up to $50,000 each. Applications for this initial round of…

June 14, 2017

No undue early pregnancy risk from common malaria drugs


New research from the University of Washington and international partners found that medications that are widely used against malaria are safe to administer to women in their first trimester of pregnancy. Malaria is more common and severe in pregnant women, meaning pregnant women have an increased risk of miscarriage and other adverse outcomes if they…

June 7, 2017

Initiative announces population health Library Research Awards

Student study in the Graduate Reading Room at Suzzallo Library, University of Washington Seattle Campus, January 25th, 2012. Photo by Katherine B. Turner

The Population Health Initiative has awarded Population Health Recognition Awards to four students participating in the annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates. Award winners were chosen based on the quality of their writing and how well they connected their work to the theme of population health. This award was created in partnership with the UW Libraries…

May 31, 2017

Instagram use supports healthy eating

ww_southerngirl86, Instagram

A recent University of Washington research study conducted in-depth interviews with 16 people who consistently record and share what they eat on Instagram about the benefits and challenges of using the social media platform to achieve their eating and fitness goals. The interviewees shared that support from other Instagram users helped them adhere to their…

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