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June 14, 2021

Student Spotlight – Michelle Shin

Name: Michelle Shin Hometown: Los Angeles Degrees: MSN, MPH, PhD-c Department: School of Nursing Research/Areas of Interest: Cervical cancer prevention         How did you get here? Why nursing? I studied international development studies at UCLA, which was then a new major that combined foundational classes in history, anthropology, economics, and sociology. I…


January 26, 2021

Frontiers of Global Health: Exploring the Ethics of Phased COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

On January 19, 2021, the Center for Global Health Nursing, with moderator and DNP Student Tyler Breier, hosted a panel of leaders engaged in the ethics of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. We welcomed four leaders from different disciplines to discuss the challenges and the ever evolving ethical discussions of vaccine distribution on a wide scale. Panelists…


December 11, 2020

New Undergraduate Disaster Management, Risk Reduction, and Health Course

This Spring, the UW School of Nursing will be offering a new undergraduate course designed for all pre-health  NURS 215: Disaster Management, Risk Reduction, and Health. Disasters affect the health of individuals and populations locally and globally. As the current COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted, nurses and health care workers are integral to the critical first…


December 10, 2020

Global Month 2020

Global Health Nursing: From Training to Practice November 10, 2020 This year, as part of UW Global Month hosted by the Population Health Initiative, the Center for Global Health Nursing (CGHN) asked nurses in global health to share their experiences going from training to practice. Many students ask us what skills a nurse needs to…


December 7, 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Sarah Iribarren

Name: Sarah Iribarren Hometown: Basin City, Washington Degrees: BS Biology, Spanish, BSN, PhD, Certificate in Global Health Department: Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics Research/Areas of Interest: Treatment support, infectious disease self-management (with a particular focus on tuberculosis), mobile health/telehealth, informatics     How did you get here? Why nursing? Growing up in a rural setting…


June 16, 2020

Letter from the Directors

Dear UW Nursing Students & Faculty, Thank you all for a memorable academic year. This year took many unexpected turns. The COVID19 pandemic  has highlighted our resilience as a school and community. It has also demonstrated the stark inequities in our community, in our region and country, as well as around the world, specifically for Black, Indigenous, and…


March 11, 2020

Student Profile: Julie Skene

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Julie Skene is the first nurse to enroll in the DNP- Population Health Nursing & Global Health MPH Concurrent Degree Program (learn more here!) The Center for Global Health Nursing asked Julie a few questions about her passion for nursing and why she decided to pursue this concurrent degree program. Why did you choose nursing?…


March 2, 2020

Study Abroad Updates and Travel Resources

The Center for Global Health Nursing works closely with the UW Office of Global Affairs to track students going abroad and ensuring safe travel. We have been getting a lot of questions regarding travel while restrictions are in place. The UW has put together a very helpful FAQ page that is updated daily with new…


December 12, 2019

Global Month 2019

On November 14th, multiple departments came together to hear Sheila Davis speak about the growth of Partners in Health over the past 30 years. The event started with poster presentations from students engaged in global health projects over the past year. Andrea Shelton (DNP-Midwifery), Hannah Bridgeland (DNP-FNP), Nicole Bayard (DNP-FNP), Marissa Masihdas (DNP-FNP), Rikki Peck…


October 7, 2019

CEO of Partners in Health, Sheila Davis, to Visit UW

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  November 14th, 2019  at HUB 250 Poster viewing 2:30 – 3 pm, Presentation 3 – 4 pm   Dr. Sheila Davis is the Chief Executive Officer at Partners In Health (PIH). Previously, she served as Chief of Clinical Operations and as Chief Nursing Officer, where she oversaw nursing efforts as well as supply chain, medical informatics, laboratory, infrastructure, and quality…



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