The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research is delighted to announce the 2020 New Investigator Award recipients. The purpose of this award program is to encourage junior investigators (at a senior stage of training or recently independent) to conduct independent research, acquire preliminary data to use for exogenous grant submissions, publish, receive mentorship, and write one or more grants to obtain funding to continue their HIV/AIDS research careers.
The Department of Global Health is committed to training health professionals from diverse communities and helping to fund the education of such students. To help work toward this, six DGH students have received the Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity, and Impact for 2019-20.
Recently, two undergraduate students from the Public Health-Global Health major interned for the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh). These students, Pooja Rajanbabu and Amanda Shi, worked as research dissemination and creative design interns, respectively.
A new grant to investigators in the Department of Global Health will support the generation of evidence to improve the care of acutely unwell, undernourished children. The initial phase of this project is funded by a $1.2 million award from Oxford University and it will fund the development of a number of clinical trials within a multi-site, multi-country platform (the Childhood Acute Illness & Nutritional (CHAIN) Network).
An online petition demanding the UW create a one-credit in-person course so international students may remain in the country has drawn over 15,000 signatures.
Members of the DGH Community:
Events in the past academic year have demonstrated just how important it is to commit actively to social justice and anti-racism, given clear evidence of systemic racism, police brutality and injustice in our society and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black people and other people of color. We recognize the experiences of students, colleagues and friends in our community who have been excluded, disregarded, undermined, denigrated, and falsely accused because of racism, police brutality and white supremacy.
Each year, the UW Health Sciences schools select a Common Book that serves as a platform for students from across health professions to engage with one another in substantive, inter-professional dialogue about pressing topics related to health equity and social justice. We're pleased to announce this year’s Common Book is How to Be an Antiracist, a No. 1 New York Times bestseller by American author and historian Ibram X. Kendi.
On June 30, 2020, Dr. Ann Downer retired from her post as the Executive Director of the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) at the University of Washington (UW).
Downer has had a 31-year career at UW; she founded I-TECH 18 years ago with a talented team of global health professionals at UW, along with her friend and colleague Dr. Michael Reyes, at the University of California, San Francisco. In that time, she has been the center’s trusted leader; a principal investigator for several awards; and a pioneering educator, mentor, and friend.
A new five-year research project will study two-way texting as a means of communication between healthcare providers and male circumcision (MC) patients in South Africa. It will build on previous research conducted in Zimbabwe.