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Washington Researchers Find New Pathway Linking Diet and Cancer Risk

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, February 10, 2017

A low-calorie, low-fat diet, with or without exercise, could reduce the risk of cancer in women by lowering levels of oxidative stress, according to researchers from the UW School of Public Health and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Department of Epidemiology Research Professor, Anne McTiernan, is quoted.

Improving Public Health

UW Immersive Story, Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) — more commonly known as intestinal worms — is inhabiting victims’ bellies, sapping their nutrients, and stunting their physical and cognitive development. Epi Alumna Ariana Means (MPH, '13) is part of the largest trial of its kind to interrupt the transmission of intestinal parasitic worms in developing countries.

Fat shaming tied to increased risk of metabolic problems

KFGO, Thursday, February 2, 2017

Obese people who feel stigmatized about their size are not only more likely to struggle with weight loss, they're also more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders, a new study suggests. Department of Epidemiology Research Professor, Anne McTiernan, is quoted.

Hypertension a hidden chronic condition among adults in suburban Nepal

SPH News, Wednesday, January 18, 2017

More than 50 percent of adults with high blood pressure in suburban Nepal don’t know they have it, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.

Food, body image, and self worth with a nutrition doctor

KUOW, Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bill Radke speaks with Department of Epidemiology Research Professor, Anne McTiernan, about her new memior called, "Starved: A Nutrition Doctor's Journey from Empty to Full." 

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.