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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

October 25, 2021 | Jolayne Houtz

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Air pollution and high blood pressure in children

Prenatal exposure to air pollution is associated with high blood pressure in early childhood—but good maternal nutrition may offer protection, according to a new study from UW School of Public Health researchers and partners

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Innovative toxicology research wins award

DEOHS Associate Professor Julia Yue Cui honored for her work exploring how the gut microbiome could protect against exposures to environmental contaminants

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COVID-19 on Washington farms

Nearly two-thirds of farms experienced increased operating costs, according to new report from the UW Center for Public Health Nutrition, DEOHS and partners

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Reaching out for change on the farm

DEOHS MPH student and outreach specialist Dennise Drury tackles sexual harassment in agriculture

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Deforestation threatens worker health and productivity

Heat limits worker productivity in tropical deforested areas, according to new study from DEOHS, The Nature Conservancy and others

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Collaborating to solve public health problems

PhD student Yisi Liu works with international partners to understand how air pollution affects health

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