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Updates on Students and Recent Grads

Ruchi Tiwari (MPH 2019) was awarded the Irvin Emanuel MD Endowed Fellowship for the 2018-19 school year.

Ashenafi Cherkos (MPH 2019) was accepted into the UW STAR Program - a paid summer research experience that supports the training of health, biomedical, and behavioral sciences students through the Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program.

Tatiana Sarkhosh (MPH 2018) wrote a mini-lit review on the SIDS and breastfeeding for the Northwest Bulletin and published an op-ed on the benefits of breastfeeding for Iowan moms in the Des Moines Register.

Alyssa Bosold (MPH 2018) was selected by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to serve a second term as one of ten Trainee Ambassadors and wrote an article about her practicum experience with the Northwest Portland Indian Health Board.

Divya Patil (MPH 2018) was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to research predictors of postpartum depression with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore, India.

Colleen Kimsey (MPH 2018) was awarded a Title V MCH Internship to develop workforce capacity with the Bureau of Family Health in Pennsylvania, earned the  UW Bonderman Fellowship to study peacemaking in post-conflict countries, and will present their thesis research on "The Effect of Medicaid Expansion on the Crowdfunding Behavior of Transgender Adolescents" at the 2018 American Societ for Bioethics and HUmanities Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Kate Goldberg (MPH 2018) presented her thesis research "Immigrant Children hAve Significantly More Oral Disease than the Genderal Population at the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry in Honolulu, HI.

Erin LePoire (MPH 2018) presented her thesis research "The Value of Shared Decision Making Aids for Patients Eligible for Trial of Labor after Cesarean Section" at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Scientfic Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

Faculty Updates

MCH Director Dr. Daniel Enquobahrie recieved the 2018 Excellence Award for Faculty Mentor from the School of Public Health in May and the Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Award from the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health last December.

Dr. Stephen Hawes professor in Epidemiology, Health Services, and Global Health, and Director of the UW Strategic Analysis, Research and Training (START) Center, was named the new Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health on Feb. 16.

Alumni Updates

Tracy Hilliard, MCH alumna, is a senior consultant at ORS Impact and joined the UW School of Public Health this past fall to develop a five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Amritha Bhat (MPH 2017) recently had her thesis published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology: Delivering perinatal depression care in a rural obstetric setting: a mixed methods study of feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness: