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Population Health

August 16, 2017

Five new members named to initiative executive council

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Five new faculty have been named to the 30-member Population Health Initiative executive council by President Ana Mari Cauce. They are: Carmen Gonzalez, assistant professor of communication, College of Arts & Sciences Phil Levin, professor of practice, environmental and forest sciences, College of the Environment Julian Marshall, John R. Kiley endowed professor of civil & environmental…


August 8, 2017

UW Livable City Year program completes first partnership

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The University of Washington’s Livable City Year program connects one Washington community with UW faculty and students each year to work on community-identified projects. Livable City Year partnered with the City of Auburn during the 2016-2017 school year, with more than 160 students working on 17 different projects. These projects included a study on preventing food…


August 2, 2017

Engineering students bring improvements to Nicaraguan village

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The University of Washington chapter of Engineers Without Borders helps meet human needs through engineering projects that focus on clean water, energy, sanitation, agriculture and structures. The chapter’s newest engagement is a five-year project to connect more households in Tortuga, Nicaragua to connect more households to running water, remove calcium from the water, and expand…


July 26, 2017

Neighborhood poverty may impact how much you drink

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New research from the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and School of Social Work suggests that improving a neighborhood’s quality of life can play a greater role in reducing problem drinking than does access to bars and stores that sell hard liquor. UW researchers found that residents of neighborhoods primarily characterized…


July 18, 2017

Schools of Dentistry and Public Health both third in new global rankings

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The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2017 ranks both the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry and Public Health as third best in the world. The ranking were conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. “This is wonderful recognition of the excellence of our faculty, students…


July 11, 2017

Department of Global Health awards international travel fellowships

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The UW’s Department of Global Health recently awarded fellowships to 30 graduate students and medical residents for fieldwork around the world, many of whom will be departing this summer. They will travel to 16 countries to work on a wide variety of projects, from implementing a harm-reduction program in Vietnam to developing evaluation tools for…


June 30, 2017

Strengthening population health partnerships in China

President Cauce with China CDC Director General Wang Yu

The University of Washington engages with partners and projects in 129 countries around the world. This engagement include partnerships with China CDC and the Center for Health Statistics & Information (CHSI), both a result of the work of the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. President Ana Mari Cauce visited with the leadership team…


June 29, 2017

Seeding a healthier world through partnership and innovation

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President Ana Mari Cauce visited Tsinghua University earlier today to accept an honorary degree and to take part in the Global Vision Lectures series. Her remarks for the lecture focused on two main ideas: Through partnership, change is possible – no matter the scale of the challenge Innovation lies at the heart of progress, and…


June 28, 2017

Engineering Innovation in Health program addresses pressing health needs

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The University of Washington’s Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) program provides a cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial framework for engineering students and faculty to partner with clinicians and develop affordable solutions to today’s pressing health needs. The program’s projects and deliverables are occur over a year-long design course sequence: fall quarter is dedicated to understanding the clinical…


June 20, 2017

Initiative announces funding call for pilot research grants

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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 initial round of…


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