Dr. Judith Tsui, associate professor, is collaborating with startup emocha Mobile Health on a project to study and commercialize technology to aid people with opioid addiction to adhere to their treatment plans. The National Institute on Drug abuse has awarded funding to emocha, UW, and Boston Medical Center for three years. Read more about the project here

The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) gave recognition to the research lead by Dr. Joel Kaufman, interim dean of the UW School of Public Health. Dr. Kaufman is lead author on a paper sharing the findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air). The paper was selected by ISEE as the best environmental epidemiology paper published in 2016. Learn more about the paper, research study, and Dr. Kaufman here.  

Dr. Pandora Lucrezia “Luke” Wander, acting instructor, has received a 2017 Chair of Medicine Scholars Award. Initiated in 2013, Scholars Awards are awarded annually to meritorious UW Medicine trainees to foster their transition to the roles of physician-scientist and principal investigator. Each award offers $50K per year for two years in salary support to facilitate transition to appointment as a junior faculty member. Dr. Wander studies the role of circulating visceral-adiposity–related microRNAs in the development of insulin resistance.