Every year, the University of Washington Department of Global Health (DGH) honors three exceptional graduate students who demonstrate a strong commitment to the field of global health. In addition to these departmental honorees, DGH nominates two candidates to the Gilbert S. Omenn Award, the School of Public Health’s most prestigious recognition for students. Awardees and nominees are selected based on a combination of academic excellence, impactful interdisciplinary research, and collaborations with local and global partners.
Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission, conducting novel research on West Nile Virus, and developing better approaches to mental health are just some of the ways that UW global health students are already making positive health impacts locally, nationally and globally. Each year, the Department of Global Health recognizes graduating Master’s, PhD and medical student scholars who are exemplary students and engaged leaders in global health.
This year’s awardees included Rabi Yunusa, who received the Global Health Outstanding Master’s Student award.