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  April 21, 2016

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 SPH in the News

New plans for Nutritional Sciences Program - The Daily; quotes Adam Drewnowski, Anne-Marie Gloster (both Epi) and Kristin Elko (NSP)

Why living in nature could make you live longer - Washington Post; quotes Howard Frumkin  (OD, DEOHS)

Tent city for homeless headed to UW campus - Crosscut; quotes Leigh Friedman (PHM student) and Hana Alicic (BS, PH '14)

Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect a child’s lungs - Science Daily; quotes Joel Kaufman (DEOHS)

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 Who Knew??

exclamation pointYaël Yanich (HServ) had her own art business in the ‘90s and traveled to New York and Philadelphia for wholesale shows. She still works with metal, glass, ceramic and other media, including watercolors. The administrative coordinator for the Health Promotion Research Center has written four children’s books and has a 32-year-old parrot. Read a full Q & A with Yaël in the HPRC newsletter.

 On the Calendar

April 21, 4-6pm
MPH Practicum Symposium

April 22, Earth Day, noon-4pm
Huskies Kick Butts cleanup

April 27, 11:30am-1pm
Workers Memorial Day

April 27, 7:30-9pm
DAA Lecture - From Migrant Work to Community Activism

We'll keep you busy: take a look at the SPH Events Calendar.

 Undergrad symposium

The School of Public Health will hold its third annual Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, May 26, 2016 
from 4 – 6 pm in the UW South Campus Center.


Check out the SPH job listings page for national and local public health jobs.

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Marianna Grady
Michelle MartinezJennifer Hubber
Three SPH graduate students have won Bonderman Travel Fellowships. Marianna Grady, Michelle Martinez (both HServ) and Jennifer Huber (Epi) will get to journey to at least two regions and six countries of the world. They’re barred from taking courses, writing papers or doing any kind of formal study under the unusual fellowships, which offer up to $20,000 each and last at least eight months. Cambodia, Cuba, Egypt, Madagascar and Malaysia are just a few of the countries on their lists.
Anirban Basu Anirban Basu (HServ) was selected as a 2016 Fellow of the American Statistical Association for his outstanding contributions to the profession. He’ll receive his award in August during the Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago.
ITHS logo Four SPH students are among the latest cohort of yearlong TL1 pre-doctoral trainees at the Institute of Translational Health Sciences: Phillip Hwang, Colin Malone, Arianna Miles-Jay and Kerry Thomson (all Epi).
Lauren Mittelman Lauren Mittelman (PHM) and her team won $1,000 and a “Judges Also Really Liked” award during the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. Her group, Tape-It-Easy, focused on simplifying the installation of water-efficient drip irrigation. The event was run by the Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.

Making a Difference

SPH Day of Service 2016From repacking toasted coconut to restoring the forest around a West Seattle creek, more than 90 students and staff took part in the spring SPH Day of Service. At Food Lifeline in Shoreline, the dean joined 52 students and staff to repack 5,022 pounds of toasted coconut, frozen carrots and coffee beans. That's enough to provide 4,185 meals for people in need. Meanwhile, about 40 volunteers turned up at West Seattle's Longfellow Creek, an important habitat for salmon. They worked with EarthCorps and Green Seattle Partnership to clear about 1,880 square feet of Himalayan blackberry, making room for more native trees. See photos on the UWSPHA Facebook page.

Around the Water Cooler

SPH race forum 2016 About 250 students, staff, faculty and administrators attended the first all-School forum on race and equity April 15. You can sign up for work groups to help refine and implement key ideas to address the action demands.
Soul Catcher logo A new curriculum competency has been approved for all SPH students: “Recognize the means by which social inequities and racism, generated by power and privilege, undermine health.” See the full list.
GH2016 China symposium The Department of Global Health hosted a landmark symposium to help define future directions for academic global health in China. Representatives from five Chinese universities and across the UW took part.
Beti Thompson

Beti Thompson (HServ) was a keynote speaker at the New Mexico Public Health Association’s annual conference. She presented on "Cancer Disparities and Implications to Border Communities, Hispanics and Native Americans."
Vy Tran photo Senior Vy Tran (DEOHS) is working on a board game called “Jail Break.” It's designed to allow players "to start a conversation with friends about various social justice issues surrounding mass incarceration, the juvenile justice system and social inequity," she says in this month's Close Up.
Catalina Traylor
Isabella Stokes
Seniors Catalina Traylor and Isabella Stokes (both PHM) are Peer Health Educators who were quoted in this UW Daily video about a vigil for Katy Straalsund, the UW student police say was killed by her boyfriend.

Featured by the ASPPH

Researchers to test oral swabs for TB diagnosis;  
Gerard Cangelosi (DEOHS, Epi, GH)
WA co-chairs task force on high-impact free clinics;
Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett (HServ)

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