In the News Archive

2017

Six scientists and engineers from the University of Washington have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. New members include Joel Kaufman and Howard Frumkin. SHirley Beresford was elected to the society's Board.

UW News | July 28, 2017
Six UW faculty elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

The University of Washington Center for One Health Research has played a major role in the development of a new set of guidelines for research in One Health, a growing field that looks at linkages between the health of people, animals, and the changing ecosystems we share.

July 26, 2017
Center Helps Develop Guidelines for One Health Epidemiological Studies

The most obvious effect of global warming is not a doomsday scenario. Extreme heat is happening today, and wreaking havoc on vulnerable bodies. Howard Frumkin is quoted.

New Republic | July 20, 2017
Climate change is killing us right now

A recent New York Times story raised concerns about tosic chemicals in mac cheese but missed some key facts, according to a new article in Slate. Sheela Sathyanarayana is quoted.

Slate | July 19, 2017
Please don't panic over the chemicals in your mac and cheese

Roundup has revolutionized farming. Now, human health and Bayer’s $66 billion deal for Monsanto depend on an honest appraisal of its safety. Lianne Sheppard is quoted. 

Bloomberg Business Week | July 14, 2017
Does the World’s Top Weed Killer Cause Cancer? Trump’s EPA Will Decide

Roundup has revolutionized farming. Now, human health and Bayer’s $66 billion deal for Monsanto depend on an honest appraisal of its safety. Lianne Sheppard is quoted.

Bloomberg Businessweek | July 13, 2017
Does the world's top weed killer cause cancer? Trump's EPA will decide

Potentially harmful chemicals, called phthalates, that were banned from children’s toys a decade ago may still be present in high concentrations in your child’s favorite meal: macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese. Sheela Sathyanarayana is quoted.

www.nytimes.com | July 13, 2017
The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese

Seattle Times op-ed by DEOHS alumna Julie Marks: Gutting environmental protections will not ‘make America great’.

www.seattletimes.com | July 7, 2017
Gutting environmental protections will not ‘make America great’

Joel Kaufman, interim dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health, is lead author of the best environmental epidemiology paper published in 2016, according to the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE).

June 27, 2017
Dean Kaufman's Landmark Air Pollution Study Selected Best in 2016

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health are using a newly developed panel of zebrafish genes and a rapid testing platform to identify chemicals that trigger oxidative stress. The method is cost-effective and can be performed more quickly and with less tissue than other methods, according to a research brief released May 3.

SPH News | June 19, 2017
New method to study chemical exposure saves time, money