In the News Archive

2017

Rais Bhuiyan was shot in the face at point blank range by a self-described "Arab slayer" in the Dallas gas station where he worked. Six years later he tells his story during a Workers' Memorial Day event, hosted by the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

May 30, 2017
Survivor of Workplace Violence Calls for Empathy on Workers' Memorial Day

Richard Gleason’s many accomplishments over 20 years with SPH were recently recognized by the University of Washington. He will be receiving the UW's Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award in June.

May 24, 2017
SPH Lifelong Learning Award Winner Has Wowed Students for 20 Years

People living near heavily trafficked roadways may be at higher risk of heart disease due to fine particles in the air that lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as “good” cholesterol, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

In House | May 17, 2017
Air pollution may increase risk of heart disease

People living near heavily trafficked roadways may be at higher risk of heart disease due to fine particles in the air that lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as “good” cholesterol, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

May 17, 2017
Air Pollution May Lower Levels of ‘Good’ Cholesterol, Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame. Peter Rabinowitz is quoted.

The New York Times Magazine | May 16, 2017
The mystery of the wasting house-cats

Some airline crews say getting on a plane could make you sick. KIRO 7 News investigates reports of dangerous fumes on board planes. Clement Furlong was interviewed.

KIRO 7 News | May 9, 2017
Airline crews say getting on a plane could make you sick

According to the CDC, about 75% of newly emerging diseases and 60% of all known human infectious diseases originate in animals, which can serve as sentinels to warn us of illnesses. Addressing human, animal and environmental health systems, and recognizing how they are related, also can help guide antimicrobial stewardship. All of this falls under the One Health approach. Peter Rabinowitz is quoted in this cover story.

Infectious Disease News | April 20, 2017
One Health approach essential to controlling public health threats

A cluster of opioid addicts in Massachusetts suddenly lost their memories, and no one knows why. Max Meehan was case number one. Gary Franklin is quoted.

BuzzFeed News | April 15, 2017
The fourteen who forgot

Adults who were exposed to traffic-related air pollution had lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol that could increase their cardiovascular disease risk, according to an epidemiological study. Griffith Bell, an alumni from the Department of Epidemiology, is mentioned. Joel Kaufman was co-author of the study.

Cardiovascular Business | April 14, 2017
Traffic-related air pollution may lower HDL cholesterol, increase cardiovascular disease risk

April 5, 2017
Health Sciences Common Book: “Listening to Stories for a Change”