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  • PhRMA Foundation Presents Award in Excellence to Leading University of Washington Researcher News Release
    March 27, 2015
  • A state report is critical of the methods used to evaluate the air quality at John Marshall School in Seattle.  Catherine Karr is quoted on the potential health effects of traffic pollution. In the News
    King 5 | March 25, 2015
  • Health Impact Assessments are useful tools to promote public health because they raise awareness of health issues among decision-makers, a new study finds. Andrew Dannenberg--one of the authors--is quoted. In the News
    ASPPH Friday Letter | March 20, 2015