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Get to Know Dr. Anju Aggarwal: Nutrition Epidemiologist

In House (Epi), Thursday, April 21, 2016

Although Dr. Anju Aggarwal knew since childhood that she wanted to work in a health-related field, it was a volunteer experience during her undergraduate studies back in India that really solidified her interest in public health. She continued on to pursue her PhD in International Health and joined the Department of Epidemiology in 2016. 

Student delegates return from the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit

In House (Epi), Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tashina Robinson, Vivian Lyons, and Linda Oseso, all graduate students in Epidemiology, were selected as delegates to the 2016 CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit in Atlanta. The summit brought together future leaders in health research for a two-day intensive training on important health equity topics. Through workshops, case studies, and other group activities, the students explored health disparities with experts in the field.

Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect a child’s lungs

Science Daily, Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Dramatic improvements in air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, according to new research. Epidemiology professor Joel Kaufman is quoted.

Epidemiology student selected for prestigious UW Bonderman Travel Fellowship

In House (Epi), Monday, April 11, 2016

Jennifer Hubber, an Epidemiology MPH student, has been selected for the UW Bonderman Travel Fellowship. The Fellowship is one of the more unusual and prestigious awards at the University of Washington; only seven graduate students from programs across the university have been selected for 2016. The fellowships require recipients to embark on solo journeys of eight months that take them to at least two regions and six countries of the world.


In House (Epi), Monday, April 11, 2016

The UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) announced today the acceptance of 12 UW students into its yearlong TL1 Multidisciplinary Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program. Among them are four epidemiology students: Phillip Hwang, Colin Malone, Arianna Miles-Jay, and Kerry Thomson. 

Seattle’s gun tax still faces unfriendly fire

The Seattle Times, Sunday, April 10, 2016

The debate continues over Seattle’s tax on guns and ammunition that took effect Jan. 1 and puts the city at the center of a dispute over whether municipalities can tax firearms or whether states alone have the power to regulate and tax guns. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Department of Epidemiology faculty, is quoted.

Turning the tide on HIV

The Daily, Thursday, March 31, 2016

A vaginal ring containing a microbidide lowered the risk of HIV in African women. Epidemiology professors Jared Baeten and Connie Celum are quoted.

Get to Know Dr. Sara Lindstroem: Genetic Epidemiologist

In House (EPI), Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Originally from Sweden, Dr. Sara Lindstroem joined the UW Department of Epidemiology in January 2016. Although her work today is focused on genetic epidemiology with a primary emphasis in cancer, her career began in engineering and physics. It was coursework in statistics and an early work experience that shaped Sara’s desire for understanding correlations between genetics and disease. 

New plans for Nutrition Sciences Program

UW Daily, Monday, March 28, 2016

This quarter, the Nutritional Sciences Program is offering Nutrition 241: Culinary Nutrition Science, a new three-credit course designed for hands-on kitchen demonstrations of modern culinary techniques. Department of Epidemiology Professor Adam Drewnowski is quoted.

F.D.A. Toughens Warning Labels for Some Opioid Painkillers

The New York Times, Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it was requiring new warning labels for certain types of opioid painkillers, a step that it said would help ease an epidemic of abuse in the United States. Dr. Bruce Psaty, professor in the Department of Epidemiology, is quoted.