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  Oct. 6, 2016

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 SPH in the News

Sorry, but your loofah is probably really nasty - Yahoo! Beauty; quotes Marilyn Roberts (DEOHS, GH)

Maternal mortality rate in U.S. rises, defying global trend, study finds - New York Times; quotes Nicholas Kassebaum (GH)

Aerial spraying: Should Miami Beach residents worry about this anti-Zika effort? - WLRN; quotes Richard Fenske (DEOHS)

School lunches: Let's get packing - Seattle's Child; quotes Anne-Marie Gloster (Nutr, Epi)

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 Who Knew??

exclamation pointCarey Farquhar (GH, Epi) is an avid long-distance trail runner. She recently took part in the Cascade Crest 100-mile endurance run and finished in 30 hours. Learn more about Farquhar and her vision as the new associate chair for academic programs in the Department of Global Health.

 On the Calendar

Oct. 13, 12:30-1:20pm
"Nature Contact: A Strategy for Environmental Health?" - Howard Frumkin

Oct. 17, 3:30-5pm
SustainableUW Festival: Changing Global Health Ecosystems

Oct. 20, 12:30-1:20pm
Peter A. Breysse Memorial Lecture: "The Effects of Night Shift Work on Health" - Steven A. Shea

Oct. 22, 10am-5pm
2016 Conference on Housing Justice

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

 Bone Marrow Drive

Alexes Harris from UW Sociology, a highly respected colleague of SPH, is taking part in a bone marrow registry drive at Garfield High School in Seattle on Oct. 29 from 10am-2pm. Harris was recently diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. “I want to make my cancer matter,” Harris wrote. RSVP here.


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Kelly Walters Alumna Kelly Walters (MPH ‘16, GH) won the Graduate School’s 2016 Distinguished Thesis Award in Biological Sciences for her work on treatment-seeking behavior and delay among Ugandan children with severe malaria.
Alfred Osoti PhD student Alfred Osoti (Epi), who works with the Kenya Research and Training Center (GH), received a Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award (K43) to study gestational diabetes and hypertension.
Anne Turner Anne Turner (HServ) is among 23 new fellows who will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics at a Nov. 13 ceremony in Chicago.
Catherine Karr
Sheela Sathyanarayana
A team led by Catherine Karr (DEOHS, Epi) was awarded nearly $5 million from the NIH to study stress, air pollution and child development. The grant is part of a $157 million, seven-year initiative called Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Sheela Sathyanarayana (DEOHS) is a co-principal investigator.
Lauren Schwartz
Emily Deichsel
PhD candidates Lauren Schwartz and Emily Deichsel (both Epi) won pre-doctoral research fellowship grants (F31) from the NIH. Schwartz plans to use the prestigious award to study the rotavirus vaccine’s effectiveness against severe diarrhea. Deichsel plans to study the relationship between maternal health and diarrheal disease among HIV-exposed, uninfected infants.

Making a Difference

PACE construction infographicForty people are ready for jobs in construction this year, thanks to an 11-week program that provides skills training to adults in King County—most of whom have overcome adversity. Experts at SPH help ensure that students from the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education (PACE) program have “safer, longer careers in a construction trade,” says Butch de Castro (DEOHS). He oversees the Worker Training Program that provides workplace health and safety training for PACE. In an industry rife with job hazards, SPH is “committed to reducing work-related injuries…through education,” he adds. PACE, sponsored by the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, satisfies the need for skilled workers and gives people an opportunity to make steady paychecks and pay their bills. Watch a compelling video about the program's impact.

Around the Water Cooler

Tracy Woodman Tracy Woodman (GH) was named deputy director of Health Alliance International. She previously served as executive director of the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund.
Tory Brundage Tory Brundage (OD) entered the PhD program in educational leadership and policy studies at the UW. He’ll continue to work as a part-time student adviser for the Public Health Major.
Joel Kaufman_2014 Join Interim Dean Joel Kaufman (OD, DEOHS, Epi) and other faculty, students and staff for an all-School Town Hall meeting at 3:30 pm Oct. 19 at Hogness Auditorium. Among the highlights will be an update on the UW's Population Health Initiative.
Sean O'Hogan Sean O’Hogan (Biostat, OD) and his husband spent 10 months in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, to provide an indigenous experience for their adopted children, who share similar biological Latin heritage.
Public Health Petting Zoo Nearly 600 people turned out for this year’s Public Health Petting Zoo to learn about SPH and cuddle with pigs, bunnies and chinchillas.
Christine Khosropour Christine Khosropour (Epi) gave birth to Julian Gary Schmidt on Sept. 3. "Big J" weighed 8lbs 14oz and was 21 inches long.

Featured by the ASPPH

Study details how Zika damages fetal brain;
 Michael Gale Jr. (GH), Lakshmi Rajagopal (GH), Jay Vornhagen (Pathobiology), Blair Armistead (Pathobiology)
Breastfeeding reduces hospitalization among HIV-exposed infants;
 Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir (GH), Jennifer Slyker (GH, Epi), Grace John-Stewart (GH, Epi)
Professor plays key role in report of cost-effective health care;
 Anirban Basu (HServ)

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