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  • Pesticide exposure may change the makeup of bacteria in the mouths of farm workers, a new UW study led by Ian Stanaway and Elaine Faustman finds. In the News
    U.S. News and World Report | November 28, 2016
  • PhD student Karen Michael authored a blog about her research on C. difficile. In the News
    Oxford University Press Blog | November 15, 2016
  • To measure the impact of pesticides on farmworkers, a team of scientists at the UW that included Ian Stanaway and Elaine Faustman collected oral swabs from adults living and working in the Yakima Valley. In the News
    United Press International | November 11, 2016