In the News Archive

2017

Deadly heat waves—already a risk for 30 percent of the world's population—will spread around the globe, posing a danger for 74 percent of people on Earth by the end of this century if nothing is done to address climate change. Howard Frumkin and Jeremy Hess were quoted.

Inside Climate News | June 19, 2017
Deadly heat waves could endanger 74% of mankind by 2100, study says

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

The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) has awarded its prize for the Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper published in 2016 to Kaufman and coauthors' Lancet Article “Association between air pollution and coronary artery calcification within six metropolitan areas in the USA."

The Lancet | June 17, 2017
A note about Joel Kaufman and colleagues at the UW

About 3,000 people gathered in Seattle on Sunday, June 11, to celebrate the largest graduating class ever from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Speaker Dr. Natalia Kanem, assistant secretary general of the United Nations (UN) and acting executive director of the UN’s Population Fund, called on graduates to unite in promotion of peace and social justice.

June 13, 2017
UN Leader Rallies Record Group of Graduates to Help Bolster Peace and Social Justice

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Accord climate change agreement was derided by environmentalists who said abandoning the agreement would be a devastating setback to global efforts to combat climate change. Howard Frumkin is quoted.

Huffington Post | June 5, 2017
How leaving the Paris Accord will hurt our health

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

Air pollution alone is responsible for 7 million deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization, and now a new study from the UW School of Public Health has found that air pollution may be a predictor of poor sleep. This insight comes from data gathered in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, or MESA, which is a project led by Interim Dean Joel Kaufman.

Newsweek | May 22, 2017
Trouble sleeping? Air pollution may be to blame, study says

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