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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 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…


April 1, 2020

Graduate Certificate in International Humanitarian Response

The Population Health Initiative is accepting applications for the Graduate Certificate in International Humanitarian Response program. The certificate is intended to provide University of Washington graduate and professional students from a variety of disciplines with an integrated body of study to better support prevention, mitigation, response and recovery from crises to assist those affected by…


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?…


February 20, 2020

Deadline extended for the Global Rural Health Fellowship in Alaska!

  The UW SON’s Center for Global Health Nursing and the Alaskan Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is recruiting experienced and newly graduated FNPs to work in Alaska for 12 month period beginning July 1, 2020. These candidates will become part of the second cohort of DNPs to participate in the prestigious UW Global and…


January 30, 2020

UW CGHN launches new global internship program with Omprakash

The UW Center for Global Health Nursing (CGHN) is excited to announce a new partnership with Omprakash, a Seattle-based global education nonprofit, which will increase study abroad opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate-level UW nursing students. Omprakash works with organizations around the world to create internships where they need help the most. They created the…


January 23, 2020

Exploration Seminar: Health Services Delivery in Resource Poor Settings in Guatemala

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 (Applications will be accepted until February 15 on a rolling basis) Dates: June 22 – August 21, 2020 (in Guatemala July 31- August 15)   This intensive service-learning course, conducted in partnership with a community-based organization, Guatemala Village Health, is designed to expose students to the policy contexts in which health…



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