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MPH student Keeley Ffrench on social prescribing to improve the health impacts caused by loneliness and isolation

UW School of Public Health

For her practicum, Keeley Ffrench, a Master of Public Health student in Global Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health, worked with the Vancouver Island Social Prescribing Community of Practice. Their goals were to scale up a social prescribing pilot project using evidence-based interventions implemented elsewhere in Canada through outreach, promotion and education. 

Neglected Tropical Disease Day: How a DGH study is making strides towards STH elimination

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of 20 conditions, such as dengue, leprosy, and intestinal worms. NTDs affect over 1 billion people globally, and are associated with devastating health, social, and economic outcomes including permanent disability and impoverishment. The World Health Organization (WHO) aims to mobilize political will, community commitment, resources, and action needed to end unnecessary suffering from NTDs and shed light on the strides made in combating NTDs. As such, several NTDs are targeted for control for elimination by 2030.

BIRCH team

BIPOC Individuals Bear Greater Post-COVID Burdens

UW Medicine Newsroom

A study investigating the longer-term impacts of acute COVID-19 infection across ethnic and racial groups reports that BIPOC individuals who were infected with COVID-19 experienced greater negative aftereffects in health and work loss than did similarly infected white participants.

Dr. Kelli O’Laughlin, associate professor of global health and of emergency medicine, is the lead author.

Meet the 2023-24 DGH Research Assistants, Fellows, and Awardees

Each year the UW Department of Global Health is able to provide partial to full funding to recruit top applicants. In addition to financial support, some recipients also receive mentorship and real-world experience through research assistant positions. For the 2023-24 academic year, 22 outstanding graduate students received funding to support their studies, 21 of whom are highlighted here. Learn more about this impressive cohort, including their journeys to arrive at UW and the impact they hope to have on the field of global health.

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