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  March 2, 2017

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 SPH in the News

Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change - CNN; quotes Howard Frumkin (DEOHS)

Gov. Inslee on being a Democrat in the age of Trump - Meet the Press; mentioned the Department of Global Health

Ignore your instincts: Talk about your failures - KUOW; features Lauren Mittelman (PHM)

Concern about medical care provided by private contractor at Spokane County Jail - The Spokesman-Review; quotes Marc Stern (HServ)

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 Who Knew??

exclamation pointMargaret Mills (DEOHS) is an expert knitter who first learned 20 years ago as an exchange student in New Zealand. "Everyone knits there," she says. "People would joke that they did so because there were only 13 sheep for every person in the country (down from 15)." Check out her patterns on the "Facebook for knitters."

 On the Calendar

March 7, 3:30–4:50pm
Associations between Depression and Marijuana Use and Misuse During Adolescence

March 9, 12:30–1:20pm
Food and Social Justice

March 13, 11:30am-12:30pm
Department of Global Health Alumni Connect featuring Noah Derman

March 14, 1-4pm
What I Said and What I Meant: Improving Cross-Cultural Communication

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

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Know someone from SPH who wrote a great op-ed or equivalent (e.g., a TED talk) that effectively communicates a public health issue to the general public? We want to hear about it! Send nominations for the SPH "Communicating Public Health to the Public" Award to by April 7.


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Nuttada Panpradist Certificate student Nuttada Panpradist (Global WACh) recently won a $50,000 grant from Massachusetts General Hospital to develop a rapid HIV test. Panpradist is the first UW student to receive the coveted grant.
Angie Marie Buck Angie Marie Buck (Epi) was nominated for the UW Distinguished Staff Award. “Angie is the kind of employee that makes UW great,” said Chair Victoria Holt (Epi). “She is the heart and soul of our department.”
Global Health W logo Also nominated was the Fiscal and Grants Management Team for the International Clinical Research Center, within the Department of Global Health. The team includes Benjamin Browning-Roberts, Kathy Heuring, Rachel Johnson, Toni Maddox and Kelly MoutsosAward winners will be announced in April.
Julie Richards PhD student Julie Richards (HServ) was recently awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from the Group Health Research Institute Development Fund to study the potential benefits and harms of suicidality screening in primary care.
Sheela Sathyanarayana
John Kissel
Sheela Sathyanarayana and John Kissel (both DEOHS) were appointed to serve on the new Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals of the Environmental Protection Agency. The 18-member committee will provide advice and recommendations to the EPA on implementing new chemical regulations under the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.

Making a Difference

Yeego Navajo Community GardensAn SPH collaboration in two Navajo Nation communities is inspiring families to grow and eat more fruit and vegetables. The Yeego (Let’s go) Gardening! project features community garden plots and workshops that teach basic cultivation techniques. The aim is to boost health and wellness in two New Mexico communities with high rates of diabetes and low access to healthy foods. The project also seeks to reduce the prevalence of cancer. Researchers include Shirley Beresford (OD, Epi, HServ) and India Ornelas (HServ). Partners are the Fred Hutch, New Mexico State University and the Navajo Nation. Check out this beautiful SPH video shot on site.

Around the Water Cooler

Andrew Zhou "As biostatisticians, sometimes we are artists and other times we are detectives," says Andrew Zhou (Biostat). Learn how his work has had an impact in February's Close Up
Sixtine Gurrey Sixtine Gurrey (pronounced like Sistine Chapel) is the new communications specialist in the Department of Epidemiology. Gurrey, originally from France, spent most of her childhood in South Florida and studied journalism and French at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Sigolène Ortega Faculty, staff and students from the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program raised money for the Sigolène Ortega Fund for Social Justice in Public Health during their annual program party. See some fun photos.
HPRC Wellness Room The Health Promotion Research Center created a Wellness Room for staff to use in their downtime, particularly breastfeeding mothers. In the photo are Amanda Parrish, Caitlin Mayotte, Caitlin Mason, Ria Francisco (HServ) and Marlana Kohn (HServ).
Maternal and Child Health The Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is a close-knit community of 15-20 students and six faculty members. Learn how they serve public health professionals in the Northwest and what inspires their students by visiting the program's new website.

Featured by the ASPPH

Older workers' physical ability not matched to job demand;
 Laura Fraade-Blanar (PhD '16 HServ), Jeanne Sears (HServ, DEOHS), Gary Chan (Biostat, HServ), Paul Crane (HServ), Beth Ebel (Epi, Hserv)
Child care providers could be key to improving child nutrition at early age;
 Jennifer Otten (DEOHS, Nutr)

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