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TABASAMU Project gets a boost from UW’s Information School

September 17, 2021 - Despite efforts to improve oral health, low- and middle-income countries such as Kenya often lack the resources necessary to build research and health system capacity.
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Maseno University Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital

Investing in infrastructure increases research capacity in Kenya

September 17, 2021 - The University of Washington’s DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health has submitted another NIH grant entitled, “Tabamasu-EHR: Integrating dental records within an existing HIV electronic health system.”
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2021 marks 70 years since the United Nations signed the Refugee Convention

August 18, 2021 - July 28, 2021 was the 70-year anniversary of the signing of Refugee Convention, a key international treaty establishing the right of people forced to flee their home countries. Since that date in 1951, millions of lives have been saved through this United Nations compact.
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Forced displacement of refugees at record levels

August 18, 2021 - The number of people fleeing wars, violence, and persecution rose to 82.4 million people in 2020, an increase of four percent since 2019. Now, one percent of the world’s population (1 in 95 people) is now forcibly displaced.
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Past Events

Feasibility of integrating oral health in the primary care of HIV-positive pediatric patients in a low-resource setting

Fogarty Fellow: Catherine Lutalo Mwesigwa

University of Washington + Makerere University

Funded by Fogarty International Center – NIH – 2020

The Association Between Levels of Salivary Antimicrobial Peptides and the Presence of Periodontal Disease in HIV-infected Adolescents

Fogarty Fellow: Ashley Karczewski

Indiana University + University of Nairobi

Funded by Fogarty International Center – NIH – 2019

Global Oral Health Awareness Fundraiser Breakfast at UW Botanic Gardens

UW Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health

Aug 29th, 2019

Integrating oral health into the pediatric HIV care continuum: Baseline data of oral and systemic inflammation

UW Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health + UW Global Health

Awarded by SunStar Preventive Award Kick Off Clinical Trial February 2019

2017 Sunstar Preventative Dentistry Award

UW Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health

Awarded September 18, 2017

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