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Ethan C. Campbell, a UW doctoral student and member of the safe streets advocacy group Central Seattle Greenways, is currently working on an infractions analysis of tickets issued to Seattle cyclists. The research is part of an effort launched by the Helmet Law Working Group, a coalition con…
In an earthquake, time is of the essence, and earthquake early warning (EEW) systems are designed to provide data on seismic activity to organizations responsible for public safety.
Experts from the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) identified partisan news and social media as prominent culprits of facilitating the spread of misleading or false information during the 2020 election at a panel last week.
At the UW, underrepresented minorities make up less than 6% of faculty across non-medical STEM fields. This phenomenon isn’t new — the severe underrepresentation of people of color among faculty has persisted for decades.
A new mapping tool developed by the UW department of environmental & occupational health sciences (DEOHS) will be used to help set up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in parts of Seattle that are medically underserved, according to a UW press release.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has recently named Samia Ibtasam, a doctoral student at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, as an AAUW International Fellow.
Women of color, lower education, or lower income are less likely to be able to access 3D mammogram technology, according to a UW study.
The ASUW Student Senate passed a bill Tuesday calling for the hiring of a registered dietician at Hall Health. The measure demands one-on-one nutrition and mental health counselling for students to address the lack of on-campus resources for students with eating disorders and body image issues.
The faculty councils on multicultural affairs and student affairs hosted a webinar this week, allowing the Black Student Union (BSU) and the UW administration a chance to explain recent changes in the UW’s policing policy and what action is left to be taken.
For decades, systemic racism has compromised the health and wellbeing of communities of color, constituting a public health crisis. This crisis has led to the widening of health care disparities, notably intensifying the ongoing coronavirus pandemic’s harmful effects on people of color.
In a single injection, HIV and hemoglobinopathy blood disorders could soon be cured without the dangerous, expensive, and time consuming treatments like bone marrow transplants and chemotherapy which are only available to a small portion of the millions of people who need treatment worldwide.
Dr. Tam’ra-Kay Francis, a postdoctoral fellow in the UW’s chemistry department, was recently named to Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists. Francis has been working on diversity and inclusion within the university’s STEM departments for the past few years, launching educati…
Amid this yearlong global setback, advances have been made to manage and somewhat control COVID-19. From the development of vaccines to antibody therapies for treating individuals with severe symptoms, the research is ongoing.
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