Population Health

April 19, 2017

Disparities in low birth weights in Washington state


Certain groups of immigrants tend to be healthier than people born in the U.S., with some of that health advantage potentially carrying over to the infants of foreign-born women. A study from the UW School of Public Health found that within certain racial and ethnic groups in Washington state, women born outside the U.S. had…

April 12, 2017

Redesigning family engagement in education


The Family Leadership Design Collaborative believes that good school attendance is everyone’s business. The Collaborative, which is housed in the UW’s College of Education, brings researchers, educators, families and communities together to develop better ways for various stakeholders to interact with one another and make decisions about their children’s education. Through this work, the Collaborative…

April 5, 2017

Developing instrument-free diagnostic device to detect HIV infection and drug resistance


University of Washington Bioengineering graduate student Nuttada Panpradist is developing an instrument-free diagnostic device to detect HIV infection and drug resistance. Her device will allow blood samples to be tested onsite, instead of being sent to a lab for processing, which has big implications for global health. Learn More >

March 29, 2017

May 22 iHeal public lecture with Dr. Adil Haider

Haider, Adil MD

i-Heal (Injury-related Health Equity Across the Lifespan), a new program launching this spring, will be part of the UW’s Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. It seeks to increase injury-related health equity and decrease disparities for patients from historically marginalized groups, those with comorbid behavioral health conditions, those with limited English proficiency, and those with…

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


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

Hour of Code event

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


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…

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