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Preparing for the next pandemic

Funding from the UW Population Health Initiative kick-starts a new collaboration on global health security co-led by DEOHS professor

January 17, 2020 | Ashlie Chandler

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The odds of death from wildfire smoke

New UW study finds increase in risk of dying in the days after exposure to wildfire smoke

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Saving lives and the planet

Research on the health benefits of solar panels creates new opportunities for DEOHS student Marissa VanRy

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Connecting the dots between science and impact

From air pollution to toxic chemicals in our food systems, DEOHS doctoral student Rachel Shaffer is translating her research into better health

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DEOHS professor named editor of leading environmental health journal

Dr. Joel Kaufman steps into new role with Environmental Health Perspectives while continuing his research, teaching and medical practice at the University of Washington

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Our most-read stories of 2019

From “popcorn lung” to mapping environmental health risks: a look back at our top stories from Health & Safety Matters, the DEOHS blog

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Cadmium exposure and Alzheimer's risk

New evidence links cadmium exposure to key Alzheimer’s gene and accelerated cognitive decline