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Federal Agencies Don’t Fund Big Gun-Violence Research. Can California?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Monday, June 20, 2016

It has been 20 years since Congress effectively barred the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from funding gun-violence research. Now advocates for such research say a proposed center in the University of California system will "fill the gap" left by those restrictions. Frederick Rivara is quoted.

UW Students Head to Nepal for Hands-on Learning

The Seattle Times, Monday, June 20, 2016

The University of Washington will hold an exploration seminar in Kathmandu in August as part of its year-old Nepal Studies Initiative (NSI). Former Epidemiology PhD student and NSI co-director, Biraj Karmacharya, is quoted.

What runners and cyclists need to know about our air pollution

The Seattle Times, Sunday, June 19, 2016

A local runner explores what the recent air-pollution study, led by Department of Epidemiology professor Joel Kaufman, could mean to people who like to exercise in the urban outdoors.

Washington Study Finds Disparities in Traumatic Brain Injury Care for Children

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, June 17, 2016

Children who suffer traumatic brain injuries, and who are from poorer families that don’t speak English well, may not get the critical care they need, according to a study from the University of Washington. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar is co-author of the study and assistant professor of epidemiology.

Washington Professor Appointed to NIH Review Panel on Infectious Diseases

ASPPH Friday Letter, Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dr. Lisa Manhart, professor of epidemiology in the University of Washington School of Public Health, will serve as a member of the Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study Section in the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.

Get real about minimizing risk of future Zika and Ebola cases

Seattle Times, Saturday, June 11, 2016

Unreliable funding of public health agencies exposes communities unnecessarily to threats like the Zika virus. An always-prepared national public health system requires sustained support, not the same old political theater. Op-ed by David Fleming, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology.

Mapping Wealth and Diet Quality

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, June 10, 2016

By linking residential property values with dietary data from the Seattle Obesity Study, researchers have been able to simulate the geographic distribution of diet quality across Seattle-King County down to the census-block level. The study was led by Dr. Adam Drewnowski, professor in the department of epidemiology.

Trauma Centers Linked to Improving Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes

Northwest Public Health, Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pregnant women suffering traumatic injuries experience better maternal and neonatal outcomes if they are treated at a Washington hospital with a designated trauma center, according to a study led by John Distelhorst (MPH 2015, Epidemiology).

Dr. Anjum Hajat: The Social Element of Public Health

, Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Originally an International Relations major, it was a social epidemiology course that redirected Dr. Anjum Hajat's focus toward health disparities research domestically. In this interview, she describes her work and the way that social factors are at play in most public health problems.

Can you tell us about a project that you are working on currently, related to health disparities?

The 11 most impressive social good innovations from May

Mashable, Friday, June 3, 2016

Mashable sites the Nifty Cup, a feeding cup that could help prevent starvation in premature and high-risk babies in developing countries who have trouble breast-feeding, as one of 11 important innovations that made important strides in May for social good. One of the inventors, Christy McKinney, is an alum from the Department of Epidemiology.