Population Health

March 13, 2018

Initiative announces award of 2018 pilot research grants


The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced the award of eight pilot research grants of $50,000 each to faculty-led teams from 11 different UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma schools and colleges. This $400,000 in funding was more than doubled by matches from additional school, college and departmental funds, bringing the total value of these…

March 8, 2018

Bridge funding awarded for new population health faculty hires


The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced the award of approximately $1.8 million in funding for three new faculty positions that will focus on developing innovative solutions to the three population health grand challenges identified by the Initiative. These awards, which are each a four-year “bridge” against future retirements, were selected through a competitive…

February 28, 2018

UW joins the new University Climate Change Coalition

Researchers working at the UW Clean Energy Institute’s Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.Matt Hagen/Clean Energy Institute/University of Washington

The University of Washington joined 12 other top North American research universities in the new University Climate Change Coalition, a group that seeks to leverage its research and resources to accelerate local and regional climate action in partnership with businesses, cities and states. Each participating institution will convene a climate change forum in 2018 to…

February 21, 2018

UW and Public Health – Seattle & King County create new academic health department


The University of Washington Schools of Public Health and of Nursing have executed an agreement with Public Health – Seattle & King County that is intended to encourage collaboration and resource sharing through a new academic health department. The goal of this three-year agreement is to provide mutual benefits to the UW and to King…

February 14, 2018

Learning environmental lessons in the wild


A course in the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, “Wildlife Conservation in Northwest Ecosystems,” teaches UW students about the intertwined ecosystem of Yellowstone National Park through experiential learning. Students complete a week of intensive fieldwork, which is then followed by research projects and presentations that demonstrate how research in Yellowstone is relevant to Washingtonians….

February 7, 2018

Nursing advances local population health through King County partnership


Best Starts for Kids is a levy-funded initiative to improve the health and well-being of King County, Washington by investing in prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families and communities who are at risk for a host of chronic diseases. The UW School of Nursing and Public Health – Seattle & King County have partnered…

January 31, 2018

Collecting perishable natural disaster data

Debris from damaged structures at Jojutla, a town in the state of Morelos near the epicenter. Most structures in town suffered extensive or complete damage. Photo credits: Pedro Arduino and Jake Dafni.

The analysis of infrastructure damaged by natural disasters allows researcher to gain insights that helps inform development of more resilient communities. However, data for this type of analysis must be gathered quickly after a disaster to ensure it is useful, meaning research teams must get on the ground before clean up and repair work progresses…

January 24, 2018

Evaluating the connection between toxic air and mental health


New research from a University of Washington-led study found that the risk of psychological distress increased alongside the amount of fine particulate matter in the air of a specific neighborhood. The research also indicated that black men and white women show the most significant correlation between air pollution and psychological distress. This study is believed…

January 16, 2018

Initiative partners with CoMotion on pilot funding


The Population Health Initiative has partnered with CoMotion’s Innovation Fund to offer a $50,000 Population Health Innovation Award for the Fund’s next round of funding. The Population Health Innovation Award will fund projects that support the initiative’s vision of creating a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Projects will also…

January 9, 2018

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 round of funding…

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