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.

MLK Award Recipient is a DGH Member for Sixth Consecutive Year

In 1957 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed an audience and stated that “life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’" Today his legacy is one of service and community impact. To honor that legacy, The School of Public Health participates in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute sponsored by UW Health Sciences Schools, UW Health Sciences Administration and UW Medicine. 

Fifth National Climate Assessment shows what the Northwest can expect without climate action

The Daily

On Nov. 14, the Biden Administration released the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA) detailing how climate change is affecting the United States and how institutions and communities are responding. The report, mandated every four years, is written by researchers and federal agencies to condense the most recent climate data and break the effects down by 10 regions.