2024 DGH Staff Awards

Every year, we take the time to recognize outstanding staff for their dedication and many contributions to our department. Criteria for selecting outstanding staff included superior service, resourcefulness, innovation, creativity, excellence, integrity, and a commitment to creating and sustaining a climate of equity, justice, and anti-racism. Congratulations to all nominees! 


DGH Outstanding Staff Award Recipient 

Rachel Johnson
Managing Director 
International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) 

Congratulations to our 2024 DGH Husky 100 Winners

Congratulations three students who were named to the Husky 100 - Patience Komba, Doctor of Global Health Leadership and Practice (DrGH), Sandra Urusaro, MPH, Global Health; Graduate Certificate in Global Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children, and DGH Communications student assistant, undergraduate Sophie Li, BS, Public Health – Global Health. 

The purpose of the Husky 100 program is to recognize the outstanding work and achievements of students who are making the most of their Husky Experience.  

How a Student-Created Program is Building Family Amongst International Public Health Students

UW School of Public Health

The International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a group created and run by public health graduate students at the UW. ISSP fills the gaps they encountered with free airport pickups, temporary accommodations, furniture, household items, and mentorship from fellow students. The core group of students who created and run it are Jacinta Ifunanya Azie, Patience Jaman, Alison Wiyeh, Hiwot Zewdie, Mariama Bah and Mohamed Albirair.

Two UW researchers named AAAS Fellows

UW News

Two University of Washington researchers have been named AAAS Fellows, according to an April 18 announcement by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among 502 newly elected fellows from around the world, who are recognized for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements” in science and engineering.

Undoing Unfair Knowledge Practices in Global Health with Seye Abimbola

Dr Seye Abimbola is a health systems researcher and one of the world's leading scholars and voices on decolonizing global health. His first exposure to  social determinants of health came during his mother’s midwifery work which he witnessed during childhood. He continued to see inequity in health while working at the Nigeria Ministry of Health where he observed a disconnect between those in power understanding the needs of the community being served.

DGH Highlights from CUGH 2024

From March 7 – 10, 2024, UW Department of Global Health attended the 2024 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference in Los Angeles, CA. 

The weekend included faculty and graduate students sharing their research in seven posters presentations on research topics ranging from academic journal publishing to healthcare management in Lesotho to early hearing detection and intervention in Kenya.

Biraj Karmacharya named 2024 Alumni of Impact Awardee for the UW School of Public Health

UW School of Public Health

Biraj Karmacharya, a public health leader in Nepal, has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the Alumni of Impact Award. Karmacharya studied at the UW School of Public Health as a Nepal Fulbright scholar and received two SPH degrees: a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and an MPH in Global Health. He is also an affiliate associate professor in the Department of Global Health and was the founding co-director of Nepal Studies Initiative at the Jackson School of International Studies at the UW.