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  Apr. 6, 2017

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Nine healthy foods that cost less than $1 per serving - TIME; quotes Anju Aggarwal (Epi, Nutr)

This $7,800-a-month cancer drug caused rashes and rarely worked. Now Trump could make FDA approvals even easier - LA Times; quotes Thomas Fleming (Biostat)

Should Seattle tax sugary drinks? Here’s what the health research says - The Seattle Times; quotes Jim Krieger (HServ) and Adam Drewnowski (Epi, Nutr)

Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad - AP; quotes Howard Frumkin (DEOHS)

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 Who Knew??

exclamation pointNuttada Panpradist (Global WACh) is a self-taught food designer. She carves intricate designs into melons, pumpkins and potatoes before filling them with sautéed veggies or Thai curry for an elaborate presentation. Learn about her hobbies and research in the March Close Up.

 On the Calendar

Apr. 8, 9-11:30am
SPH Day of Service

Apr. 10, 6:30-7:30pm
Refugee Resettlement in Washington State

Apr. 18, 3:30-4:50pm
Starting Your Research Off Right - Exploratory Work with Community Partners

Apr. 21, 4-6pm
MPH Practicum Symposium

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

 Worker Memorial Day

Join us on April 27 to honor Washington state workers who lost their lives in 2016 due to work-related injuries and illnesses. The special ceremony, hosted by DEOHS, will raise awareness about how we can strengthen our commitment to make jobs safer and save lives.


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Richard Gleason Richard Gleason (DEOHS) has received the UW’s Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award. Gleason, who has taught at the UW for 15 years, will be honored at a ceremony in June.
Erica Lokken PhD candidate Erica Lokken (Epi) is the School's 2017-18 Magnuson Scholar. She will receive $30,000 to fund her research on the link between bacterial vaginosis and infertility, currently underway in Kenya.
Elizabeth Bukusi Elizabeth Bukusi (GH) received the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS. Peter Piot, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, held the first visiting appointment in 2016.
Lisa Manhart
Christine Khosropour
The American STD Association recognized two SPH faculty members this year for their work in STD prevention. Lisa Manhart (Epi, GH) won the mid-career Achievement Award and Christine Khosropour (Epi) won the Young Investigator Award. They will be honored during the STI & HIV Congress in Rio de Janeiro in July.
UW boundless logo The MHA program announced its 2016-17 scholarship awardees. Equity Award: Dwaine Fombuh; Impact Award: Lauren Schilperoort and Lorraine Harris; Emerging Leader Award: Stephen Johnson and Arthur Molina; Distinguished Presentation Award: Samantha Clark and Lillian Hozakowska.  

Making a Difference

Livable City Year EmblemStudents from SPH are working hard this academic year on livability and sustainability projects in the City of Auburn. As part of the Livable City Year program, students last fall tackled public health challenges identified by the city. MPH students taught by India Ornelas (HServ) created community profiles of six neighborhoods in Auburn. Students thought about how communities are defined and the best ways to engage communities around neighborhood improvement projects. Master’s students taught by Scott Meschke (DEOHS) offered strategies for the disposal of fats, oils and greases as well as an evaluation plan for the city’s efforts to decrease sewer pipe clogs. Another group led by Meschke educated residents about the issues associated with the improper disposal of pet waste. Students include Darragh Kerr, Alyssa Bosold, Kelly Bell, Meagan Deviaene and Joanna HarrisonTake a look at the final reports.

Around the Water Cooler

Blue Ribbon NewsCatcher Have you or someone you know at SPH done work that has demonstrably "made a difference" and benefited the health of a community in Washington state or elsewhere? Nominations for the School's Making a Difference Award are due to Betty Bekemeier (HServ) on Friday, April 7.
Dana Panteleeff Dana Panteleeff is the new director of finance and administration for the Department of Global Health. She joins us from Bloodworks NW, where she was chief operating officer of the Research Institute. John Sutherland served as interim director after Sally Weatherford left for a position in UW Pharmacy.
Soul Catcher logo The Deans Advisory Committee for Students weighed in on the projected SPH budget. The committee noted the need for an associate dean of student services and diversity, more affordable student tuition and a Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health.
Jennifer Marroquin Jennifer Marroquin (PHM) has taken over the SPH Instagram account for National Public Health Week. Follow @uwsph to get a glimpse of her life as a public health student and tune in on 4/8 to see photos from SPH Day of Service at Food Lifeline.
UW Biostat image New modules are available for this year’s Biostatistics Summer Institutes in Statistical Genetics and Statistics for Clinical Research. Students can explore genetic counseling or statistical techniques for analyzing observational data and more.

Featured by the ASPPH

Racial and ethnic disparities in low birth weight differ by maternal birthplace;
 Paige Wartko (Epi, MCH), Eva Wong (Epi), Daniel Enquobahrie (Epi, MCH)
Biostatistician helps highlight successful strategy to curb future Ebola outbreaks;
 Elizabeth Halloran (Biostat, Epi)
Researchers suggest link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease more pronounced among disadvantaged;
 Anjum Hajat (Epi), Gloria Chi (MPH '12 & PhD '16 Epi), Joel Kaufman (OD, DEOHS, Epi)

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