Population Health

June 12, 2018

UW researchers work to restore power in Puerto Rico


Thousands of people living in rural Puerto Rico still lacked access to electricity months after Hurricane Maria struck the island. In an effort to aid the recovery, a team of University of Washington engineers and public health scientists haves made two separate visits to assess the long-term impact of Puerto Rico’s power loss on the…

June 7, 2018

Awardees announced for 2017-18 undergraduate research travel funds


The Population Health Initiative today announced six winners of the Undergraduate Research Travel Awards for the 2017-18 academic year. These awards were granted through a partnership with the Undergraduate Research Program as part of its conference travel award program. The award application process was open to undergraduate students on all three UW campuses who had…

June 5, 2018

Winning papers announced for population health Library Research Awards

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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…

May 31, 2018

UW ranked 19th on Center for World University Rankings 2018 list


The University of Washington is ranked number 19 in the world, according to a new list released by the Center for World University Rankings. This is an increase of six spots for the UW from its ranking of number 25 on the list last year. The center evaluates universities based on the quality of education and training of students as…

May 29, 2018

UW research proposes sustainable solution for coexistence of dams and fisheries


Researchers from the University of Washington, Arizona State University and other institutions have proposed a solution that would allow dam operators to generate power in ways that also protect — and possibly improve — food supplies and businesses throughout the Mekong River basin. The proposed solution, which is the first of its kind, can be…

May 24, 2018

WHO and IHME enter into a collaborative health data agreement

Dr. Christopher Murray and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organization and the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation have entered a formal agreement to collaborate in improving the accuracy, timeliness and policy-relevance of health data. The agreement calls for both organizations to work together on the annual Global Burden of Disease study, which will raise the quality and…

May 22, 2018

Initiative awards population health innovation grant with CoMotion

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The Population Health Initiative and CoMotion have announced the joint award of a Population Health Innovation Fund grant of $50,000 to Katie Davis, assistant professor at the Information School and Joshua Lawler, professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences. This award is intended to fund a project that simultaneously supports the University of Washington’s vision for…

May 18, 2018

Awardees announced for undergraduate research recognition awards


The Population Health Initiative has awarded Population Health Recognition Awards to 12 students participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. This award was created in partnership with the Undergraduate Research Program and was open to students from all three campuses who are presenting at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 18. Awardees were selected for their…

May 16, 2018

Initiative awards 2018 graduate student conference travel funds


The Population Health Initiative today announced the winners of 16 Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards. These awards are intended to further the academic, research or professional goals of graduate students as they strive to become the next generation of leaders in population health. These awards were open to graduate students on all three UW campuses…

May 10, 2018

UW welcomes new director of global mental health


Dr. Pamela Y. Collins has joined the University of Washington as Director of Global Mental Health, a joint program that is co-led by the Departments of Global Health and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her focus will be building on the existing work of faculty and as well as attracting new funded research. Collins started in her…

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