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Opioids and injured workers

UW researcher behind Washington’s successful effort to reduce prescription opioid deaths says new strategies are needed to help chronic opioid users

April 17, 2019 | Jolayne Houtz

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Giving voice to vulnerable communities

Two DEOHS student workers honored as Husky 100 winners for their efforts to improve agricultural worker health and safety

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Exploring a scientific frontier

DEOHS student Joe Dempsey—the UW School of Public Health’s new Magnuson Scholar—studies how the gut microbiome shapes human health and disease

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Hooked on STEM

“Iron Man” technology helps teens connect to new career options through a partnership between DEOHS and Highline Public Schools

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Eliminating TB

A promising new diagnostic method developed by DEOHS and our partners could get TB patients into treatment more quickly and help end the disease

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Your gift makes all the difference

April 4 is Husky Giving Day! Your gift supports DEOHS students like Rachel Shaffer, whose research on the health effects of toxic chemicals is drawing international attention

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Learning comes to life

Recent DEOHS graduate finds there’s no substitute for “getting your boots dirty” through experiences in the field