Population Health

August 27, 2018

New IHME study finds health risks for any level of alcohol consumption


A new scientific study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol. This conclusion is due to the study team’s findings of clear and convincing correlations between drinking and premature death, cancer and cardiovascular problems. The study, which is part of the annual…

August 22, 2018

UW researchers support a floating community in the Amazon


An interdisciplinary team of researchers is working to improve the health and living conditions of an impoverished floating community in the Peruvian Amazon by drawing on the expertise of researchers from six different University of Washington departments. From cleaning contaminated water to improving food security, the researchers are implementing innovative interventions to enhance both the…

August 16, 2018

NTU Rankings places the UW fourth among U.S. higher education institutions


The latest NTU rankings place the University of Washington fourth among U.S. institutions of higher education. This ranking is compiled by National Taiwan University and is also known as the “Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.” It offers annual performance rankings of universities around the world based on their production and impact of…

August 14, 2018

Seven new members named to initiative executive council


Five new faculty and two students have been named to the 30-member Population Health Initiative executive council by President Ana Mari Cauce. They are: Nidhi Agrawal, professor of marketing, Foster School of Business Wendy Barrington, assistant professor of psychosocial and community health, School of Nursing, adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology and health services, and faculty…

August 9, 2018

UW Dentistry remains No. 3 in global research rankings

A researcher works in a lab at the UW School of Dentistry.

The University of Washington School of Dentistry retained its No. 3 global and U.S. ranking in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. The rankings are weighted toward research performance and reputation, and place the school behind only the dental schools of the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina….

August 7, 2018

Department of Emergency Medicine launches new section dedicated to population health


The University of Washington’s Department of Emergency Medicine publicly announced the establishment of a new Section of Population Health on August 6. The focus of this section will be to make advancements in research, education and public policy to better address inequities in underserved populations in both local and global settings. The section’s focus will…

August 2, 2018

Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide may reduce protein and multiple key nutrients in rice


New research shows for the first time that rice grown at the concentrations of atmospheric CO2 expected by the end of this century has lower levels of four key B vitamins. The research’s findings also support research from other studies showing that rice grown under higher CO2 concentrations has less protein, iron and zinc. Decreases in…

July 25, 2018

UW Grand Challenges Impact Lab successfully launches in India

Student Gregory Malcom shares designs with clients.

An interdisciplinary group of 17 University of Washington students spent Winter Quarter 2018 in India as part of a new study abroad program that empowered them to tackle grand challenges such as security, clean water and climate change. During the Grand Challenges Impact Lab program, students learned to become problem-solvers by practicing design thinking, an…

July 18, 2018

Investigating environmental impacts of producing different types of animal protein


New research from the University of Washington College of the Environment offers what is likely the most comprehensive look at the environmental impacts of different types of animal protein production. The study assessed the environmental costs of producing livestock, farmed seafood and wild-caught fish. While not definitive, researchers found that, in general, industrial beef production…

July 10, 2018

Information School students develop mobile-friendly web application for Airlift Northwest


Four students from the University of Washington Information School have developed a mobile-friendly web application for Airlift Northwest that acts as a connective communication hub, allowing Airlift Northwest crews to instantly view critical data as it is entered and updated by emergency dispatchers. This level of connectedness is intended to address the challenges faced by…

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