October 29, 2019

Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario appointed to Population Health Initiative Council

Dr. Seminario has been appointed to the University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative Executive Council for 2019-2020. The Population Health Initiative was found in 2016 by University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce with the vision of creating “a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.” The Population Health Initiative collaborates with diverse fields and practices to address all the factors that influence health, including health sciences, social sciences, public policy, law, business, and more.  Read more➜

Inclusion of Oral Health in Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

On September 23rd, the first United Nations High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on UHC took place in New York City to secure political commitment from countries on UHC. In the political declaration of the UN HLM, the representatives of States and Governments committed to, “strengthen[ing] efforts to address eye health conditions and oral health, as well as rare diseases and neglected tropical diseases, as part of universal health coverage.”   Read more➜

September 23, 2019

Global Oral Health Awareness Breakfast News

The Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health hosted its first ever Global Oral Health Awareness Fundraiser Breakfast on Aug 29th, 2019 at the UW Botanic Gardens. The Fundraiser Breakfast was an opportunity for the DeRouen Center to advocate for global oral health and to share the Center’s work with a diverse audience of students and professionals. This event was the kick-off of our year-long #GlobalOralHealthAwareness campaign.  Read more➜

August 12, 2019

DeRouen Center is awarded the UW Morell Research Fund

Dr. Douglass L. Morell Research Fund is provided by the University of Washington School of Dentistry to support those biomedical and behavioral research activities for small-scale, short-term research projects, using mechanisms that allow rapid response to unanticipated needs and new opportunities.   Read more➜

SeaMar is a champion for refugees’ oral health

The world is facing one of the worst migration crises in recent history. At the end of 2018, 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide due to persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. Within the United States of America, Washington State resettles the second largest number of refugees.  Read more➜

July 24, 2019

Belle Chen Receives “Academic Careers in Oral Health Fellowship” Award

Third year dental student Belle Chen has been selected to receive the Academic Careers in Oral Health Fellowship established by the University of Washington School of Dentistry. The fellowship is targeted toward students who have an interest in teaching.  Read more➜

June 10, 2019

Harvard Dental School Partners with Center for Spring 2019 Course

The University of Washington (UW) spring elective course Global Oral Health (DENTEL 520A) has featured interactive lectures, guest speakers, and immersive team-based projects to teach students about global health inequities and the burden of oral disease worldwide.   Read more➜

Center for Global Oral Health Awarded NIDCR CFAR Supplement Grant for HIV Study

In May 2019, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Office of AIDS Research awarded the University of Washington (UW) Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health an administrative supplement grant to support the continuing research collaboration between the DeRouen Center, the UW Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and the University of Nairobi (UoN).  Read more➜

February 22, 2019

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.  Read more➜

July 30, 2018

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.  Read more➜

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