November 23, 2016
Research Scientist at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, awarded the state’s Public Health Leadership Award
Caleb Banta-Green’s extensive work in drug abuse epidemiology and prevention of opioid overdose has awarded him the state’s Public Health Leadership Award. Presented to him by John Weismen, the Washington Secretary of Health on October 7th, acknowledging him as “a leader who turns data into action,” “collaborates and builds bridges,” and “understands equity and health…
October 28, 2016
Background information Recently, UW and Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) were notified that a person at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). This person is hospitalized and receiving treatment. Public Health is working with UW to determine who may have been exposed, notify anyone affected, test…
September 16, 2016
Health Sciences Specific Updates: Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) has received data from Seattle Public Utility and Campus Engineering that demonstrates that chlorine levels are being provided to the University at levels that meet drinking water standards. EH&S is in the process of confirming Campus Engineering that there is no connection between the Cascade Tower…
April 4, 2016
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this Quarterly Supervisor Training. Teresa Strathy presented information on how to build a strong leadership toolkit, which entailed an excercise on active listening and difficult conversations. March Training Powerpoint
Our Brown Bag Trainings are ever-evolving into more exciting events! We find creative ways to deliver a message about making a unified workplace. This month we were joined by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador, Ward Yohe who gave a fascinating presentation on the wonders of our solar system. Ward emphasizes the worldwide teamwork…
February 24, 2016
Congratulations to this year’s Magnuson Scholars who shared their achievements with former comrades and family of Senator Warren G. Magnuson at our annual scholarship celebration event on Monday February 22, 2016.
February 11, 2016
Thanks to everyone who attended the first UW Safety, Sustainability, and Preparedness Expo co-sponsored by Environmental Health & Safety. This event was a collaborative effort of UW Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Finance and Facilities (F2), UW Sustainability, and Emergency Management, as well as a number of other sponsors.
January 25, 2016
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute event. This annual event, held to celebrate the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took place on Wednesday, Janaury 13, in the Magnuson Health Sciences Center Lobby. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!
January 22, 2016
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute was recently featured in an article by Yes! Magazine. The article highlights the Healing of the Canoe project, which was created from a research partnership between the Suquamish Tribe and ADAI. The program is a community driven and culturally based intervention that respects tribal traditions, culture and values. Click…
Sweeten Valentine’s Day for UW Medical Center Patients Get crafty for a good cause! UW Medical Center’s Art Program and The Whole U invite you to participate in the eighth annual Valentine Card Project. Just stop by to make a valentine and it will be delivered to a patient spending the holiday at UW Medical…