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  June 2, 2016

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 SPH in the News

UW-led study pinpoints how air pollution harms your health -The Seattle Times; cites research by Joel Kaufman (DEOHS, Epi)

Many Americans don’t understand how they could catch Zika virusHealthDay News; quotes Jeffrey Duchin (Epi)

Is using rusty cookware really that big of a deal? - Fox News; quotes James Woods  (DEOHS)

‘In Utero’ documentary featuring UW maternal-health expertUW Today; panel Q&A includes Stephen Bezruchka (HServ, GH)

Designed in Seattle, this $1 cup could save millions of babies - The Seattle Times; cites research by alumna Christy McKinney (Epi) 

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 Who Knew??

exclamation pointJean Morrison (Biostat) enjoys fermenting vegetables to make things like sauerkraut. Last year, she harvested more than 40 lbs. of Napa cabbage from her backyard and turned it into kimchi in one day. Learn more about Jean and our other Omenn Award winner, Farah Mohamed, in the May Close Up.

 On the Calendar

Jun 6, 6:30pm
Medical Education in Rwanda and Cases

Jun 7, 4:30-7pm
Department of Global Health Graduation

Jun 8, 3-4:30pm
School of Public Health Graduation

Jun 8, 4:30pm
All-School Reception

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

 Teaching, Learning

Teaching, Learning, Sharing: A Faculty Development Series will be held from 8:15-11:20am June 9 in HSB K-069. Sessions include working with and supporitng international students and effectively framing writing assignments.


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Marielle Goyette
Sara Marquis
PhD student Marielle Goyette (Epi) and MPH student Sara Marquis (HServ) have won the SPH Endowed Fellowship and $5,000 each for their outstanding academic merit and leadership potential in the field of public health.
Kenneth Ngure Affiliate Assistant Professor Kenneth Ngure (GH) was elected to the International AIDS Society Governing Council. The IAS Governing Council 2016-2018 will take office on July 22 at the closing of AIDS 2016.
Ruth Etzioni Ruth Etzioni (Biostat) was selected as a 2016 Fellow of the American Statistical Association for her outstanding contributions to the statistical profession.
Megan Cartwright Former PhD student and research scientist Megan Cartwright (DEOHS) received the SPH Communicating Public Health to the Public award and $1,000 for her columns in Slate about disease, science and the natural world.
Marianne Neuhouser
Marian Neuhouser (Nutritional Sciences, Epi) became president of the American Society for Nutrition this week.

Making a Difference

Christina Yantsides and Amy TsengTwo COPHP students shared their research at the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research this spring in Albuquerque. Christina Yantsides (pictured, right) presented on geographic clusters within Seattle where serious bicyclist injuries and fatalities occur. Amy Tseng (left) presented on why some Asian Counseling and Referral Service clients had positive physical and mental health outcomes while other clients did not. All of this was made possible by a relationship between COPHP clinical faculty member Wayne Turnberg (DEOHS), who is employed with the WA State Department of Health, and John C. Scott, President, Center for Public Service/Communications. The Center has a National Library of Medicine grant it has used to train COPHP students to add a GIS dimension to their capstone projects.

Around the Water Cooler

Stephen Gloyd Stephen Gloyd (GH, HServ, Epi) was honored by colleagues and students this week as he stepped down after 9 years as Associate Chair of Education and Curriculum for the Department of Global Health. He'll continue to teach and mentor while working on an alumni initiative and Chinese university partnerships.
Anju Aggarwal Anju Aggarwal (Epi) knew since childhood she wanted to work in a health-related field, but it was a volunteer experience during her undergraduate studies in India that solidified her interest in public health. Read more about her work in nutrition epidemiology.
Soul Catcher logo Three SPH Diversity Committee work groups have scheduled a second round of meetings starting Friday, June 3. Keep track of upcoming meetings and read notes from the work groups at this Catalyst site.
Brian Cedeno-Betancourt
Jane Pouzou
Senior Brian Cedeno-Betancourt (Public Health Major) and PhD student Jane Pouzou (DEOHS) are featured in the latest SPH video, The Power of Philanthropy. Brian recounts his father's influence and how public health has changed his outlook. Jane explains her reseach on the health risks of pesticides. Kristie Ebi (GH, DEOHS) is quoted on the need for private funding.
SPH grad image The SPH Graduation Celebration will kick off at 3pm on Wednesday, June 8! Follow us @UWSPH for graduation highlights and don’t forget to share your favorite graduation memory on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #SPHgrad16
John T Wilson In Memoriam: John T. Wilson, former chair of the Department of  Environmental Health (as it was formerly known) passed away in March. He served as chair from 1974-80 and retired in 1991.

Featured by the ASPPH

Mindfulness Meditation Eases Low Back Pain;
  Daniel Cherkin (HServ)
10-Year Study Finds Air Pollution Accelerates Plaque Build-up in Arteries to Heart;
 Joel Kaufman (DEOHS, Epi)
UW Developing a 25-Year Vision for Population Health;
 Howard Frumkin (OD, DEOHS)

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