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Welcoming women in construction

New DEOHS study will explore whether mentorship for women working in the trades improves safety, health and job retention

February 14, 2020 | Deirdre Lockwood

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A group of travelers with suitcases stand in line at an airport near a sign about the novel coronavirus

Are travel bans effective?

Research is scarce and suggests that travel bans may only delay the spread of disease, says a new paper from the University of Washington

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DEOHS faculty win global innovation awards

Funds will support international health studies on heat waves, natural hazards, and sustainable food

A white sign held up during a rally says, "The climate is changing. So should we. Act now!"

Responding now to climate change

New DEOHS study finds health officials want to prepare for the threat of climate change but lack resources, guidance

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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

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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