Population Health

March 23, 2017

School of Dentistry retains high national ranking

A faculty member checks a student’s work in the Fourth-Year General Practice Clinic.

The UW School of Dentistry successfully retained its number five national ranking and moved up one spot internationally to 14th in the world, according to the 2017 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. QS is a British educational organization that ranks the world’s universities. It assigns ranking scores based on factors that include academic reputation,…


March 21, 2017

Spring class highlights UW Bothell’s population health research

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The Spring 2017 Research in Progress series at UW Bothell features investigators from varying disciplines around the Bothell campus discussing how their research seeks to improve the health and well-being of populations. The seminars are open to all interested faculty, students and staff as well as alumni and community partners. The aim of this series is…


March 16, 2017

School of Nursing programs receive high rankings

Graduate students in the UW School of Nursing's doctor of nursing practice program.

The University of Washington’s School of Nursing received a number of high rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools. The magazine, which evaluated Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master’s programs nationally, ranked the UW number three nationally among schools of nursing with a Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The school’s…


March 15, 2017

UW Information School receives high ranking

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The University of Washington Information School was ranked second in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of U.S. master’s degree programs in library and information science. The iSchool was also highly ranked in five of specialty areas, including Law Librarianship (first), Services for Children and Youth (second), Digital Librarianship (third), Information Systems (third)…


March 14, 2017

School of Medicine ranked as nation’s top primary care medical school

WWAMI first-year UW medical student Hao Zhang with a patient at the Alaska Regional Senior Health Clinic in Anchorage, Alaska.

The University of Washington’s School of Medicine maintained its ranking at the nation’s top primary care medical school in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings. The School of Medicine also maintained its top rank for both family medicine and rural medicine training. Other programs receiving high rankings were pediatrics (fifth),…


March 8, 2017

Treating obesity and diabetes through key neuron centers in the brain

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Obesity is the third-leading driver of healthcare costs, yet the metabolic causes of a high body mass index are not yet fully understood. To better treat obesity and linked diseases such as diabetes, researchers at UW Medicine are looking for answers in critical neuron centers in the brain. Through this research of brain mechanisms that…


February 28, 2017

Bridging the know-do gap with implementation science

Arianna Means

The newly emerging field of implementation science seeks to find the best approaches to integrating research findings and evidence into policy and practice. The University of Washington’s School of Public Health has the world’s first Ph.D. program in implementation science, which is designed to address bottlenecks, test interventions, and evaluate the real impact of programs….


February 21, 2017

A groundbreaking concept for a fusion reactor could reduce our carbon footprint and change the energy game

Derek Sutherland

The cost of producing fusion power has traditionally not penciled out in comparison to current energy sources, thereby placing this zero-emission power source out of reach for wide-scale development. UW researchers believe they have now designed a concept for fusion power built on existing technology that will render that traditional cost structure obsolete. With a…


February 15, 2017

Citizen-science research looks at wood smoke pollution

Image courtesy Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew.

The fine particle pollution generated by wood smoke can have a number of negative effects on human health. Within Pierce County, Washington, a number of efforts are underway to reduce wood smoke pollution in areas that have been designate as a smoke reduction zone. Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew, assistant professor of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership at…


February 8, 2017

Caring for the entire planet

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The latest issue of UW Medicine magazine ran an in-depth article exploring the big picture behind the Population Health Initiative. The article illustrates the breadth and reach of the initiative, drawing perspectives from medicine, social work, built environments, the environment, and more, each of which plays an important role in helping everyone, everywhere, to lead…


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