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  • Alumna Cynthia Curl was selected for the Institute of Translational Health Sciences "Rising Stars" program to help promising, early-stage investigators. In the News
    UW Health Sciences NewsBeat | May 27, 2015
  • Drama--a certified therapy animal--was invited to Peter Rabinowitz's One Health class, as part of a lesson on the human-animal bond. PhD student Heather Fowler helps run the course. In the News
    Health Sciences NewsBeat | May 27, 2015
  • At least 20 people have come down with salmonella infections linked to contact with crested geckos bought at pet stores. Peter Rabinowitz talks about ways to minimize the risk of illness from pets. In the News
    CNN | May 20, 2015