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  • A new paper coauthored by researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health documents how a systematic healthcare simulation can help develop clinical care protocols to identify safety threats while caring for infectious patients. In the News
    ASPPH Friday Letter | June 24, 2016
  • If the U.S. healthcare sector were ranked as a nation, it would be the world’s 13th-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, more than all of the UK, a new study finds. Dean Howard Frumkin, who wasn’t involved in the current study, commended it for shining a light on healthcare pollution. In the News
    Reuters Health | June 22, 2016
  • What does the MESA Air study mean for outdoor athletes? Professor Joel Kaufman, a bicycle commuter, explains. In the News
    The Seattle Times | June 19, 2016