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Population Health

June 7, 2017

Initiative announces population health Library Research Awards

Student study in the Graduate Reading Room at Suzzallo Library, University of Washington Seattle Campus, January 25th, 2012. Photo by Katherine B. Turner

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 Libraries…

May 31, 2017

Instagram use supports healthy eating

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A recent University of Washington research study conducted in-depth interviews with 16 people who consistently record and share what they eat on Instagram about the benefits and challenges of using the social media platform to achieve their eating and fitness goals. The interviewees shared that support from other Instagram users helped them adhere to their…

May 24, 2017

HIV prevention and care with limited resources


Dr. Elizabeth Bukusi, a UW Research Professor in the UW Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and in Global Health, recently presented, “Turning the tap off: HIV prevention and care – with limited resources – what works,” at a Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. In this presentation, Dr. Bukusi illustrates how she and her colleagues in…

May 16, 2017

Initiative announces undergraduate Population Health Recognition Awards

Graduate Student Travel Award

The Population Health Initiative has awarded Population Health Recognition Awards to 12 students participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium for their innovative and well-presented population health research work. 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…

May 11, 2017

UW Regents approve central campus site for population health building

Photo by Katherine Turner.

The University of Washington Board of Regents approved the location for construction of the new building that will support innovation in population health across disciplines. The roughly 300,000-square-foot building will be located along the east side of 15th Ave. N.E., just south of the intersection with N.E. 40th St. The location is firmly grounded in…

Initiative announces Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards

Global Health MPH students attend their last class of Fall quarter class at the University of Washington School of Public Health.  "G H 593 MPH Workshop," taught by Deepa Rao, introduces students to the issues involved in conceptualizing and completing thesis projects and the various international health organizations and faculty members available as resources to projects.

The Population Health Initiative has awarded 13 Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards, which 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 who were currently enrolled…

May 3, 2017

Collaboration with Seattle VA expands health technologies

ME graduate student Lynda Brady demonstrates the set-up of a gait simulator, which she uses to investigate the structural properties of foot muscles and soft tissue. Photo credit: Mark Stone

For more than 15 years, the University of Washington’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has partnered with the Puget Sound VA’s Center for Limb Loss Prevention & Prosthetic Engineering. This collaboration has resulted in hands-on research opportunities for more than 50 engineering students and has helped expand UW biomechanics research in new directions. Learn More >

April 26, 2017

Treating mental health with mobile apps


Smartphones and tablets are often used to look up symptoms, but could this technology also be used for treatment? Dr. Pat Areán, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, believes so, and is currently researching the use of mobile apps to improve mood, cognition and social functioning for individuals with attention deficit…

April 19, 2017

Disparities in low birth weights in Washington state


Certain groups of immigrants tend to be healthier than people born in the U.S., with some of that health advantage potentially carrying over to the infants of foreign-born women. A study from the UW School of Public Health found that within certain racial and ethnic groups in Washington state, women born outside the U.S. had…

April 12, 2017

Redesigning family engagement in education


The Family Leadership Design Collaborative believes that good school attendance is everyone’s business. The Collaborative, which is housed in the UW’s College of Education, brings researchers, educators, families and communities together to develop better ways for various stakeholders to interact with one another and make decisions about their children’s education. Through this work, the Collaborative…

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