Can All Americans Afford Healthy Diets for Their Kids?
Adam Drewnowski, Department of Epidemiology professor at the UW School of Public Health, took part today in a White House panel on child hunger in America and the role of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Drewnowski notes that SNAP helps ease poverty, but highlights the dietary nutrition gap between rich and poor.
It's Time to Rethink the Calorie
The simple weight-loss formula—burn more energy than you consume—may actually be holding us back in the fight to curb obesity, writes the Atlantic. Adam Drewnowski, professor of epidemiology, is mentioned.
(At Least) 6 Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Cancer
At least one-third of cancer cases already are known to be preventable, writes Jeffrey Duchin, adjunct professor of epidemiology.
The Missing Data on Gun Violence
Restrictions on research, and a subsequent lack of evidence, make it hard to pinpoint the best ways to prevent firearm deaths and injuries.
The Institute of Translational Health Sciences Names Three Promising Investigators to KL2 Training Program
The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program recently announced its newest cohort of KL2 scholars. Dr. Matthew B. Rivara, an Epidemiology Master’s student, joins two other University of Washington investigators for three years of rigorous interdisciplinary training.
Twenty-Seven UW Faculty Listed Among ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’ by Thomson Reuters
The University of Washington is home to 27 researchers included on Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for 2015, which was released Jan. 14. Department of Epidemiology faculty, Bruce Psaty, is among them.
Annette Fitzpatrick is the new SPH Assistant Dean for Graduate Education
Annette Fitzpatrick, Professor of Epidemiology, is the new SPH Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, overseeing the Office of Student Affairs, guiding curriculum changes, and creating partnerships across UW and the community, among other initiatives.
Ask Well: Is Day-Old Kale Salad Less Nutritious Than Fresher Kale?
Any fresh fruit or vegetable loses its nutrient content over time from the moment it is picked. So how do you retain as much nutrient value as possible? Anne-Marie Gloster, nutritional sciences and epidemiology lecturer, is quoted.
The Fight Over a Tax That Could Curb Gun Violence
Ali Rowhani-Rahbar is featured for his gun violence research with Fred Rivara and colleagues.
Ministry of Health appoints Chief Science Advisor
Professor Emeritus John Potter (Epi) was appointed chief science advisor to the New Zealand Ministry of Health.