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June 12, 2024

UW research finds pharma companies increased opioids marketing after Purdue Pharma lawsuit

New research from the University of Washington examines the behavior of prescription opioid companies following key events in Kentucky’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma regarding its controlled-release oral formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride (OxyContin). While Purdue Pharma significantly decreased its marketing budget for OxyContin, the UW researchers found that Kentucky’s litigation had the opposite effect on competing…


June 6, 2024

Initiative announces awardees of spring quarter 2024 Tier 3 pilot research grants

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative has announced the award of five Tier 3 pilot grants to interdisciplinary teams of population health researchers. The total value of this round of awards is roughly $930,000, which included $850,000 in funding from the initiative plus additional matching funds from different schools, colleges and units. “We are…


June 4, 2024

Winning papers announced for 2024 Population Health Library Research Awards

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today that four undergraduate students have been honored for outstanding scholarship with 2024 Population Health Library Research Awards. This award was created in 2017 in partnership with the University of Washington Libraries and is open to undergraduates from all three UW campuses. The projects submitted were completed…


May 30, 2024

Nature for all: Bridging health equity through the Initiative-funded Project Nature

Engaging in outdoor play and exploration can significantly enhance a child’s physical health and mental well-being. However, not all children and families have equitable access to safe, green environments. This deprivation of nature can be tied to several factors, including systemic racism and economic disparities, and hinder a family’s ability to access nature and reap…


May 22, 2024

Initiative releases its 2022-24 Report to the Community

The Population Health Initiative was launched in 2016 by the University of Washington as a 25-year effort to help create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Eight years later, the Initiative is now driving an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to addressing grand societal challenges. Through these successes, the operational…


May 20, 2024

Initiative awards 13 early-stage pilot grants to teams of interdisciplinary UW investigators

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the award of 13 Tier 1 pilot grants to teams of interdisciplinary researchers representing 11 UW schools and colleges as well as several community-based partners. These 13 awards are worth approximately $400,000, which includes matching funds from schools, departments and units. The projects collectively seek to…


May 14, 2024

Initiative selects summer 2024 cohort of Applied Research Fellows

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the selection of three graduate students and two undergraduate students as the 2024 cohort of the summer Applied Research Fellowship program. Launched in 2019, the Applied Research Fellowship was created – and continues to be run – in partnership with the University of Washington’s Center for…


May 6, 2024

Initiative selects four graduate students as summer Social Entrepreneurship Fellows

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the selection of four graduate fellows for the summer 2024 cohort of the Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship program, which is run in partnership with the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, CoMotion and the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. This year’s fellows will spend 10 weeks over…


May 2, 2024

Honorees announced for 2024 undergraduate research recognition awards

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the 27 students who received Population Health Recognition Awards as part of their participation in the 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium. These awards, which represent 21 separate projects, recognize each of the students for their innovative and well-presented research work. This award was created in partnership with…


April 30, 2024

Building authentic relationships between academic researchers and communities

History is fraught with repeated violations of researchers breaching the trust of minority communities. From the well-known cases of the 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis study to the more recent Havasupai Genetic Diabetes Research, these ethical violations underscore the importance of prioritizing and fostering respectful and culturally competent relationships between researchers and the communities with which they…



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