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Faculty Member Invited to Join CDC Federal Advisory Committee on Infectious Diseases

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, December 30, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, adjunct professor of epidemiology, has been invited to serve on the Board of Scientific Counsellors in the Office of Infectious Diseases (OID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was invited by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Mumps Outbreaks: Why Do We Care and is the Vaccine Working?

Public Health Insider, Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thirty-one cases of mumps (6 confirmed, 25 probable) have been identified in King County. Of the confirmed/probable cases, many are up-to-date on the MMR vaccine. Jeff Duchin, adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Officer at Public Health - Seattle & King County, answers the pressing question: is the vaccine working?

Jared Baeten Announced as Next Director of CFAR

, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Jared Baeten, Department of Epidemiology faculty and current Vice Chair of the Department of Global Health, has accepted the position of Director of the University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) starting January 1, 2017. After 30 years as CFAR Director, King Holmes will transition to a Co-Director role and will remain an active member of the CFAR Leadership Team.

Focusing on Adolescents for an AIDS-free generation

UW Global Health, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

For World AIDS Day, Jennifer Slyker, Department of Epidemiology adjunct assistant professor, wrote an op-ed reflecting on what needs to happen to prevent adolescent AIDS deaths and to foster an AIDS-free generation. 

Chocolate vs. Vegetables: The True Environmental Costs

BBC, Sunday, November 27, 2016

When it comes to carbon emissions, certain unhealthy snacks may carry an unexpected blessing compared to healthier options. Department of Epidemiology professor, Adam Drenowski, is quoted.

An Interview with Dr. Adam Drewnowski, Obesity and Health Disparities Researcher

foodtank, Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Adam Drewnowski, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition, has dedicated his career to research on obesity and social disparities in diet and health. Food Tank sat down with him to learn about his research into food price as a link between climate change and obesity. 

UW has 29 faculty on list of ‘highly cited researchers’ for 2016

UW Today, Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Twenty-nine University of Washington faculty members are among a list of the year’s most highly cited researchers in the natural and social sciences. Among them is Department of Epidemiology Professor, Bruce Psaty.

Study: 3 Arthritis Pain Drugs Affect the Heart Equally

Associated Press, Monday, November 21, 2016

A new study gives some reassurance to arthritis sufferers who want pain relief but are worried about side effects. It finds that Celebrex, a drug similar to ones withdrawn 12 years ago for safety reasons, is no riskier for the heart than some other prescription pain pills that are much tougher on the stomach. Bruce Psaty is quoted.

Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements

New York Times, Monday, November 14, 2016

A recent study, published in October in JAMA, found that overall use of dietary supplements by adults in this country has remained stable from 1999 through 2012, although some supplements have fallen out of favor while the use of others has increased. Lead author Elizabeth Kantor, is an alumna of the Department of Epidemiology.

The Truth About Dairy Fats

Today's Dietician, Monday, November 7, 2016

The connection between saturated fats and cardiovascular disease has been called into question in recent years, and so has the assumption that all saturated fat-rich foods are nutritionally equal. Experts in nutritional science weigh in on the debate. Marian Neuhouser, Mario Kratz is quoted.