Ria Francisco receives two awards at recent S-P-H ceremony

Ria Francisco receives Anderson-O’Connell Award for Outstanding Staff Service & Outstanding Staff Award

Ria Francisco plays a vital role in securing millions of dollars in research grants to faculty each year. Recently, Francisco was honored with the Andersen-O’Connell Award for Outstanding Staff Service and the Outstanding Staff Award.

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    Miriana Duran receives Magnuson Scholarship to examine impact of SmartBucks program

    Miriana Duran, PhD student and research scientist with the University of Washington’s Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC), focuses on reducing disparities faced by Latinx communities in Washington. For her PhD, she’s examining the mental health impacts of Seattle’s SmartBucks program.


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    Are artificial sweeteners a safe sugar substitute?

    Dr. Jim Krieger was interviewed by journalists at the New York Times about the safety of artificial sweeteners. Read below for more information and the full article.


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    Dr. Austin Gaal spreads cleft care expertise, treatment at home and abroad

    Dr. Austin Gaal is earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) as a student in the Online MPH program without pausing his career as an oral surgeon and clinical assistant professor.


HSEED Award and Student Funding

The Health Systems Excellence, Equity, and Distinction (HSEED) Award honors students and helps increase diversity in the field of public health. The HSEED Award is presented annually to students in our degree programs.