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Washington Graduate Named Peru’s New Health Minister

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, July 29, 2016

University of Washington School of Public Health alumna Dr. Patricia García (MPH 1998, Epidemiology), an affiliate professor in the School’s department of global health and dean of the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University, was named Minister of Health for Peru. She was appointed by newly elected President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and was expected be sworn in on July 28.

School of Public Health alum is Peru’s new health minister

HSNewsBeat, Friday, July 29, 2016

Patricia García, a 1998 alumna of the University of Washington School of Public Health, was named Minister of Health for Peru and sworn in on July 28.  She is former chair of the Peruvian National Institute of Health and the first female head of the institution in its 80-year history. 

Washington Calls for Prison Divestment, Cites Mass Incarceration as Public Health Issue

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, July 22, 2016

The University of Washington School of Public Health issued a statement calling for the University of Washington to disengage from the prison industry, citing mass incarceration as a public health and moral crisis.

The Truth About Having a Safe Mixed HIV Status Relationship

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Jared Baeten, professor of epidemiology, offers his insight on HIV transmission, ART therapy, and PrEP — an FDA approved drug that an HIV negative partner can take to prevent transmitting the virus from an HIV positive partner.


Should Marijuana Be Legal?

WalletHub, Monday, July 18, 2016

Experts weigh in on the question of marijuana legalziation. Janet Daling, professor emeritus of epidemiology, is quoted.

Vaginal ring better against HIV than initial results showed

HSNewsBeat, Monday, July 18, 2016

New data analyses finds that a monthly vaginal ring containing an antiretroviral drug called dapivirine can cut women’s HIV risk by more than half and, in some, by 75 percent or more. Jared Baeten, professor of epidemiology, presented the results Tuesday at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban, South Africa.

How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?

U.S. News, Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests. For gay couples in the same scenario, the risk seems to be only slightly higher. Jared Baeten, professor of epidemiology, is quoted.

Certain Immigrant Communities May Be at Risk for Future Outbreaks

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, July 8, 2016

Parents born in certain countries are less likely than others to vaccinate their children, according to a study by the University of Washington School of Public Health. Assistant Professor of epidemiology, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, is a co-author on the study.

ParentMap's 2016 Superheroes!

ParentMap, Friday, July 8, 2016

Fred Rivara, adjunct professor of epidemiology, was named a ParentMap Superhero for his contributions to injury prevention and public education. “The world is a safer place thanks to Dr. Fred Rivara,” says Elizabeth Bennett from Seattle Children’s.

UW researchers discuss data, trends of gun violence in U.S.

HWNewsBeat, Thursday, July 7, 2016

Drs. Fred Rivara and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar describe the need for new thinking and new laws.