Population Health

October 12, 2017

Public lecture highlights Donna Shalala visit to the UW


The Population Health Initiative welcomed Donna Shalala, Trustee Professor of Political Science and Health Policy at the University of Miami, to the University of Washington on October 9 and 10, 2017 as part of the UW Graduate School’s Jessie & John Danz Lecture Series. Her public lecture, “Healthcare for All: An Idea Whose Time has…

October 11, 2017

New grant promotes health equity in rural regions


A new five-year, $2 million grant to help rural public health leaders better use data to promote health equity has been awarded to Elizabeth “Betty” Bekemeier (pictured), director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington School of Public Health. The Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest…

October 3, 2017

UW ranked seventh most innovative university in the world

View of the Fountain and Mount Rainier in the background on a sunny day. Photo by Doug Plummer.

The University of Washington was ranked No. 7 on the Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities, that was released last week. The list ranks the educational institutions that are best advancing science, inventing new technologies and helping to drive the global economy. The UW is the top-ranked U.S. public institution on the list….

September 28, 2017

Population health memorandum signed with China CDC


The University of Washington and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention signed today a memorandum of understanding to foster greater collaboration in the field of population health. The agreement, which was signed by the UW’s Vice Provost of Global Affairs Jeffrey Riedinger and China CDC Deputy Director-General Dr. Liang Xiaofeng (pictured), seeks to…

September 27, 2017

Where you live affects how you live


David de la Cruz (pictured) is a recent graduate of the UW’s College of Built Environments’ master of landscape architecture program who has a passion for environmental justice. He grew up in Pueblo del Rio, a public housing project in South Central Los Angeles. South Central LA is the industrial center of the city, with…

September 19, 2017

UW co-hosting Global Burden of Disease anniversary on September 26 and 27


The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and The Lancet are co-hosting the 20th anniversary of the Global Burden of Disease study from September 26 to 27, 2017, at McCaw Hall in Seattle. The morning of September 27 will feature several prominent speakers. UW President Ana Mari Cauce will begin the day…

September 13, 2017

Supporting touch-screen use for those with motor impairments


We live in a touch-screen world where making contact with a particular point gets us what we want. That is not the case, however, for the millions of people around the world who experience motor impairments and are thus being left behind. Martez Mott (pictured) is a PhD candidate in the UW’s Information School and…

September 6, 2017

Initiative announces winners of inaugural pilot research grants


The University of Washington Population Health Initiative has awarded five pilot research grants of $50,000 each to faculty-led teams from 10 different UW schools and colleges. This first $250,000 in funding was matched by additional school, college and departmental funds, bringing the total value of these awards to nearly $445,000. “We were incredibly impressed by…

August 23, 2017

School of Public Health summer program seeks to increase diversity of health professionals

Odia Kane

The School of Public Health’s Summer Health Profession Education Program is a free, six-week summer enrichment program committed to increasing the diversity of the health professional ranks. The program involves rigorous academic training in classes that provide a strong knowledge base in the basic foundational sciences and statistics. It targets students completing their freshman year…

August 17, 2017

Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health seeking abstracts


The Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health will be held in Seattle from February 22 to 24, 2018. This year’s theme is, “Communities Mobilizing for Health Equity,” and the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association has issued a call for the submission of abstracts for presentations and posters that speak to this topic. Forum sessions…

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