August 11, 2020

DeRouen Center Interns’ Next Steps

Congratulations to the DeRouen Center interns who graduated in Spring 2020. Jessica Latimer, Susan Lee and Belle Chen recently graduated from UW School of Dentistry. Jessica is currently attending a 4-year residency at Harvard School of Dental Medicine as a Doctor of Medical Sciences candidate and Periodontology resident.  Read more➜

August 6, 2020

Our Intern Jennifer Liu Accepted to Epidemiology Fellowship in California

UW MPH graduate, Jennifer Liu, was recently selected for the California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) Fellowship Program for the 2020-2021 year. Cal-EIS is a unique program that provides one year of training in applied epidemiology for epidemiologists who have recently graduated from a Master’s degree program. Fellows have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects under the mentorship of a preceptor, either within the California Department of Public Health or within a local health department in the state.  Read more➜

June 23, 2020

Reshaping Oral Health After COVID-19

Life as we knew it has changed during the past few months, and it will never again be the same.  The novel coronavirus seemed like a hypothetical risk when it arose in distant countries.  Then the pandemic arrived in our back yard and began spreading here at great risk to public health.  It is an invisible foe, highly contagious and significantly mortal.   Read more➜

Pooja Rajanbabu has been awarded a NWCPHP grant

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) Student Collaborative Project Stipends are intended to help students defray living expenses during their hands-on public health training experience for public and nonprofit health organizations in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon.  Read more➜

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➜

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