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Oral Health Under the Spotlight at UW Inter-CFAR Sub-Saharan Africa Symposium in Kenya

On February 1st and 2nd 2019, hundreds of researchers attended the Inter-CFAR Sub-Saharan Africa Symposium in Machakos County, Kenya. CFAR (the University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research) and the National Institutes of Health sponsored the Symposium.
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Prof. Scott McClelland (center), the Symposium organizer from UW CFAR, listens to a colleague during a group discussion.
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NIDCR supports UW School of Dentistry’s Global Oral Health Symposium

The National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded the Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health with a grant to support its first symposium in global oral health. The symposium takes place July 31 on the University of Washington campus.
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UW oral health center wins grant for Africa HIV research

The University of Washington’s Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health has received a grant to support research on African children and adolescents exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The center received a 2018 Regional Development Grant from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), and will share it with IADR’s Nigeria division and East and Southern Africa divisions. The grant will be used to create a sustainable research site to support the AFRICA Project (Advocating For HIV Research In Children and Adolescents).
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New Oral Health Fogarty Fellowship: 12-month global health program in Peru

Our DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health is partnering with the Global Health Fellows for a 12-month clinical research training fellowship program for post-doctoral trainees and doctoral students in the health professions, sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with several NIH Institutes and Centers in Peru.
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Timothy A. DeRouen named an AADR Fellow in 2018

Timothy A. DeRouen, Professor Emeritus of Global Health, Oral Health Sciences, and Biostatistics, has been named one of the three recipient of the 2018 Fellows Program by the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) along with Susan Herring (UW) and Jeffrey W. Stansbury (University of Colorado).
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DeRouen receives gift

Students from the DeRouen Center receive Community Service Award for their non-profit work in Husky Health Bridge

Second year dental students, Jessica Latimer and Marcus Hwang, have been selected by the University of Washington School of Dentistry to receive the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. This award honors students from each of the University of Washington (UW) Health Sciences schools who exemplify Martin Luther King Jr.’s principles through commitment to addressing community needs, particularly communities of color and low-income, development and implementation of significant programs to improve the human condition, and outstanding efforts to protect and empower all individuals.
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DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health expands UW research efforts

Dean James Johnson of the UW School of Dentistry has announced the official launch of the Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health. The newly renamed DeRouen Center honors Dr. DeRouen’s landmark achievements in oral health and extensive contributions to the school. Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Adjunct Faculty of Global Health, will direct the DeRouen Center with Dr. DeRouen remaining as chair of the board of directors. The DeRouen Center’s current line of research focuses on sites in Peru, Kenya, and Thailand, in projects ranging from studying the correlations between oral health and systemic disease to the impact of oral health among pregnant women.
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Dr. DeRouen at microphone

Population Health Initiative grant awarded

The Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health is one of five recipients of the UW Population Health Initiative Grant, which is awarded to pilot research projects to advance the health, community strength, and future development of populations. The DeRouen Center will collaborate with the UW schools and departments of landscape architecture, nursing, engineering, epidemiology, and global health to develop InterACTION Labs, an interdisciplinary built environment-community health program that will work with residents of the Claverito community in Iquitos, one of Peru’s five largest cities.
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Past Events

InterACTION Labs: Piloting an interdisciplinary health program
with an informal settlement in the Peruvian Amazon

UW Landscape Architecture + UW Environment + UW Dentistry

Awarded by UW Population Health Initiative 2017

6th International Workshop on Clinical Research Methods in Oral Health

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Funded by Fogarty International Center – NIH – 2016

Calibration on Pediatric Oral Manifestations of HIV in Kenya

University of Nairobi – University of Washington

Awarded by Global Innovation Fund – 2015