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  June 1, 2017

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 SPH in the News

Trouble sleeping? Air pollution may be to blame, study says - Newsweek; cites research co-led by Joel Kaufman (OD, DEOHS, Epi)

An Iñupiaq, epidemiologist and biostatistician - Anchorage Press; profiles PhD candidate Paneen Petersen (Epi)

How your suburb can make you thinner - Politico; quotes Brian Saelens (HServ)

Public health majors must learn about race - The Johns Hopkins News-Letter; mentions the School's new curriculum competency on race

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 Who Knew??

exclamation pointChair Michael Yost (DEOHS) holds eight patents, including one for a field-deployable spectrometer that uses a light beam to identify chemicals over a big area, like a factory or pond. Learn how Yost got started as a scientist in the May Close Up.

 On the Calendar

June 4-7
American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition

June 7, 12:30-1:30pm
Kenya Research and Training Center Seminar with Magnuson Scholar Erica Lokken

June 8, 2-5 pm
Maternal and Child Health Student Research Festival

June 11, 12-3:30pm
SPH Graduation Celebration

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

 Gloyd Lecture

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will give this year’s Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture. Join us for her talk, “Global Austerity Policies, Inequality and Health: What Can We Do?,” on June 2 at 7:30 pm in Kane Hall.


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India Ornelas
Linda Ko
The Latino Center for Health recognized India Ornelas and Linda Ko (both HServ) last month at the Latinx Faculty Recognition Event, which honored the scholarly achievements of Latina and Latino UW faculty. Adjunct Professor Leo Morales (HServ) was also honored.
Terrance Kavanagh Terrance Kavanagh (DEOHS) is the newest Sheldon D. Murphy Endowed Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health. 
Global Healthies MPH students Shadae Paul, Beatrice Wamuti and Hana Mohamed received the Oscar Gish Social Justice and Health Equity award at this year's Global Healthies. Five other SPH students were also honored. Find out who won.
Rachel Shaffer PhD student Rachel Shaffer (DEOHS) received this year's Communicating Public Health to the Public Award for stories in The Seattle Times, NPR and other outlets raising awareness about the adverse health effects of worker exposure to lead. Much of her work was with Affiliate Professor Steven Gilbert (DEOHS).
Bridget Whitney
The Student Public Health Association recognized two faculty members and a teaching assistant for their contributions to elevating the student experience. Outstanding Faculty Member for Teaching: Sara Mackenzie (HServ), Outstanding Faculty Member for Mentoring: Stephen Bezruchka (HServ, GH) and Outstanding TA: Bridget Whitney (Epi).

Making a Difference

Tobacco Versus VapeYouth smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level in 22 years, but a new trend has emerged — electronic cigarettes. “The increase in youth vaping poses a threat to more than five decades of progress in tobacco control and prevention,” says Hena Parveen (COPHP), who is working with the Tobacco Prevention Program at Public Health – Seattle & King County to develop a lesson on vaping for ninth graders and an Alternative to Suspension program for students who violate anti-vaping policy. Parveen is a scholar in the Tobacco Studies Program, housed within the School’s Department of Health Services. Director Sarah Ross-Viles (HServ) says the program is "building the next generation of tobacco experts.”

Around the Water Cooler

Scott Emerson Scott Emerson (Biostat) will give this year’s Ross L. Prentice Endowed Lecture today, June 1, at 3:30 pm in the Arnold Building at Fred Hutch.
Abraham Flaxman Abraham “Abie” Flaxman (GH), vice president of the UW’s American Association of University Professors (AAUP), recently moderated a panel discussing the Red Square shooting on Inauguration Day.
Allyson O'Connor Rais Bhuiyan, founder of World Without Hate, was shot in the face while working in a gas station. He shared his story at a recent event for Workers’ Memorial Day, hosted by DEOHS. Watch a video, featuring MPH student Allyson O’Connor (DEOHS).
UW Biostat image More than 400 students from 138 universities and 12 research centers from around the world have been awarded tuition and/or travel scholarships to the Department of Biostatistic's 2017 Summer Institutes.
Jennae Saito
Virginia Frausto
Jennae Carpio and Virginia Frausto (both OD), from Academic Affairs, start graduate school in the fall. Carpio will join the UW School of Social Work and Frausto will study for her MPA at Seattle U. Both plan to continue working full time.

Featured by the ASPPH

Tobacco Studies Program trains public health leaders to end global epidemic;
 Sarah Ross-Viles (HServ)
SPH researcher co-leads state report on fentanyl overdose deaths;
 Caleb Banta-Green (HServ)
Facial features predict left-handedness and tuberculosis susceptibility;
 Philippe Hujoel (Epi)
No adverse risk to using common antimalarial medication in first trimester;
 Andy Stergachis (GH, Epi, HServ)

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