Denouncing racist attacks against the community of the Asian diaspora

Dear DGH community,

We are deeply saddened by the rise in racist, xenophobic attacks against the Asian community over the last year, including this week’s murders of eight people at Asian-owned spas in Atlanta. We are reaching out to amplify the below message from the SPH, and reaffirm our commitment to fight anti-Asian racism. To members of our department who identify as Asian, we stand in solidarity with you and extend our support at this difficult time.

Global Health Minor Nuria Alina Chandra Selected for President’s Medalist Award

From the thousands of undergraduate students at the University of Washington, three are selected each year for the prestigious President’s Medalist Award. 

Global Health Minor student Nuria Alina Chandra was named a medalist for 2019–20, along with Sam Colgan and Natasha Lavides. All three recipients are passionate about their chosen areas of study, and were selected by a committee for their high GPAs, rigor of classes and number of Honors courses. 

Paul Drain Appointed to NIH Study Section for Implementation Science

The National Institutes of Health recently announced new members to serve on the Science of Implementation in Health and Healthcare (SIHH) Study Section, including Paul Drain, Associate Professor at the University of Washington. Drain will serve a four-year term beginning in July 2021.

To be considered for a study section, candidates must be recognized authorities in their field and approved by the Director of the NIH.

2021 Admitted Student Visit Days Events

Graduate students admitted to the UW Department of  Global Health are invited to join department faculty, students and staff in March to learn more about the department's graduate programs, life in Seattle, and becoming a part of the UW global health community. Admitted students interact with DGH faculty, current students, and alumni and discuss their experiences in global health research, learning, service and career paths.

Four Visit Days events are open to DGH current students as well as 2021 admitted students:

Global Healthies Student Opportunities Fair, Jan. 25 - Feb. 5

UW Global Health students: DGH faculty and staff want to collaborate with YOU! Gain first-hand experience on global health projects!

Below are current and upcoming projects from DGH researchers and staff who are looking for students to get involved! DGH will hold networking sessions between January 25 and February 5 where students can discuss project opportunities with relevant faculty/staff.