There’s one thing almost all global health professionals share in common: the desire to positively impact the quality of life of individuals and communities around the world. The path to achieving this goal, however, can vary widely.
The annual Global Health Career Week, hosted by the Department of Global Health, connects students of all levels to organizations, professionals, and opportunities in the field of public health. The line-up includes a virtual Alumni Conversation and Social Media Training, along with panels for PhD and undergraduate students planning to pursue careers in public health.
At the beginning of every academic year, the University of Washington Department of Global Health selects a Common Book to bring together students, staff, and faculty to learn about a topic of shared importance. This year, the department selected “Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World” by award-winning author Dr. Anu Taranath.
COVID-19 In-Depth Report: Summary of Evidence Related to Travel, Hospitality and Service Industries, and COVID-19 Risk
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel was a large part of most individuals’ lives – whether it was for work, leisure, or to visit family. Pre-departure and post-arrival testing and quarantining have become major public health surveillance components of traveling in the last year.
Two Department of Global Health faculty have been selected to lead the University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Professor Connie Celum and associate professor Ruanne Barnabas have been announced as the next Director and Co-Director, respectively.
Both appointments are active as of April 1, 2021.
‘People Were Really Quite Stunned’: Dr. Caroline Ryan, Incoming CDC Country Director for Ethiopia, Shares Lessons from the Fight Against HIV, COVID-19 in Eswatini
When Dr. Caroline Ryan became the CDC Country Director for Eswatini in 2015, the small kingdom in Southern Africa (then known as Swaziland) had the highest rate of HIV in the world – 27% of the adult population. But there was reason to be optimistic.
The following year, a study showed that the number of new infections in the country had been nearly halved and the number of people who were on antiretrovirals that were virally suppressed had doubled.
Naomi Nkinsi grew up in Yaoundé, Cameroon, speaking French, wearing brightly colored clothes, and her name was pronounced “Now-me.”
Her parents were from the Democratic Republic of Congo and she grew up with a rich history of African culture. But when she moved to a suburb of Atlanta when she was 6, she changed her name to “Nay-o-me” and ditched the brightly colored clothes for jeans and T-shirts. She struggled to fit in.
UW Implementation Science PhD Student Coco Alarcon Wins Best Student Poster Competition at CUGH for Community-Based One Health Project
Coco Alarcon, a University of Washington PhD student in Implementation Science, has won The Lancet Global Health-CUGH Best Student Poster Competition at the annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference, held virtually from March 12-14.
#HuskyGivingDay: A Look at the Lasting Influence of UW’s Endowed Fellowship for Global Health, Excellence, Equity, and Impact
This year, the University of Washington Department of Global Health is participating in Husky Giving Day to raise support for the Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity and Impact. The Fellowship aims to broaden diversity and excellence within the field of global health by supporting students who come from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the field and who might not otherwise be able to attend graduate school.