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  • The Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits. The reversal in policy came after an Institute of Medicine report co-authored by John Kissel. In the News
    Seattle Times/AP | June 15, 2015
  • Pioneers of the One Health movement to blend human, veterinary and environmental health are gaining respect, epidemic by epidemic, but capturing the attention of the human health care establishment remains a challenge. Peter Rabinowitz and Heather Fowler are quoted. In the News
    Veterinary Practice News | June 10, 2015
  • Tony Gomez (BS, '84), manager of injury prevention for Public Health - Seattle and King County, says life jackets probably would have saved eight of the nine people who drowned in open water last year. In the News
    KING 5 | June 7, 2015