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DEOHS faculty member Esther Min wins health equity award

Washington State Public Health Association honors Min for her efforts to champion equity and undo racism

November 30, 2022 | Deirdre Lockwood

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Aerial view of the Duwamish River in Seattle looking north into downtown.

Plain talk on polluters, politicians and public health

Linda Birnbaum, former director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and of the National Toxicology Program, will speak December 9 on the University of Washington campus

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Deforestation's toll on outdoor workers

Deforestation and climate change linked to more worker deaths and unsafe conditions, according to new study co-authored by DEOHS researchers

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Two-photo collage. Left-hand photo shows Joanne Medina in Army uniform with her husband and their three children standing in front of a cake. Right-hand photo shows Medina seated in a University of Washington t-shirt.

Serving her country through public health

DEOHS MPH student Joanne Medina has spent nearly 10 years promoting environmental health in the US Army

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Woman with a surgical mask turns a dial on a portable air quality monitor in a classroom with a flag and desks in the background.

New grants promote cleaner classroom air

DEOHS researchers awarded nearly $1.5 million from Washington State Legislature and the US Environmental Protection Agency to improve air quality in schools

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Photo of Marsillach in front of a river in a forest.

Tracing a lifetime of exposures

DEOHS Assistant Professor Judit Marsillach named new Sheldon D. Murphy Endowed Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health

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A man in a checked shirt draws on a whiteboard while a young woman in a blue shirt watches.

Fueling scientific discovery through collaboration

DEOHS Professor Terrance Kavanagh retires after 36 years at the UW exploring how genetics and environmental exposures to chemicals contribute to disease

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