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  • Improving Veterinary Antimicrobial Practices Will Help Combat Growing Global Health Issue News Release
    December 29, 2016
  • Pacific island countries are among the most vulnerable in the world to the current and future health risks of climate change, according to a group of international researchers that includes Kristie Ebi from the UW School of Public Health. In the News
    In House | December 19, 2016
  • Industries with high potential for lead exposure, including construction put workers at elevated risk of lead poisoning, write Rachel Shaffer and Steven Gilbert in an op-ed. In the News
    The Seattle Times | August 1, 2016