Catherine Karr

NIH Awards 4.7 Million to UW

A research team in the department received a $4.7 million grant to support their study investigating stress, air pollution, and child development. The project is part of a new seven-year initiative from the National Institutes of Health called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes.

Jet Noise and Child Health

Samantha Serrano found considerable evidence that jet noise negatively impacts children’s health. She and others from the Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit offered recommendations to Whidbey Island community residents affected by Navy jet pilots practicing “touch and go” procedures.

Sexual Assault: A Dark Danger for Women in the Fields

Sexual harassment is an occupational health risk for women in the agricultural industry, a fact long known in the fields, and recently confirmed by a UW study. A radio drama based on stories from women who participated in the study aims to raise public awareness of the problem and workers’ rights. It is currently airing in Spanish on Radio KDNA.
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