How a Student-Created Program is Building Family Amongst International Public Health Students

UW School of Public Health

The International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a group created and run by public health graduate students at the UW. ISSP fills the gaps they encountered with free airport pickups, temporary accommodations, furniture, household items, and mentorship from fellow students. The core group of students who created and run it are Jacinta Ifunanya Azie, Patience Jaman, Alison Wiyeh, Hiwot Zewdie, Mariama Bah and Mohamed Albirair.

Fulbright Program Brings Six Students to Department of Global Health

This year, the Department of Global Health welcomed six Fulbright scholars from Tunisia, Malawi, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Colombia. The Fulbright program provides prestigious grants that cover an academic year of living, studying, and engaging with the community at U.S. universities. Applying students submit a statement of defined activities they will pursue during their time in America, with graduate students having to demonstrate a capacity for independent study or research.

Department of Global Health Graduates Largest Class Ever

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 marked the 12th Department of Global Health graduation since the department’s founding in 2007. This year’s celebration saw a record number of students, as 74 students received their degrees, up from last year’s total of 56. Of the 74 graduates in the Class of 2019, 62 received Masters in Public Health and 12 earned PhDs in Global Health Implementation Science, Global Health Metrics, or Pathobiology.