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UW Bothell assesses impact of big downtown fire

Bothell fire truck

National Nurses Week, May 6-12 
UW Bothell nursing students are talking with firefighters, business owners and Bothell residents for a community health assessment to document their resiliency in the year following a huge downtown fire. A multimedia project will be part of a commemoration event this summer.

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Kenworthy's book wins health/medicine prize

Nora Kenworthy

“Mistreated: The Political Consequences of the Fight Against AIDS in Lesotho” by School of Nursing & Health Studies Assistant Professor Nora Kenworthy has been awarded a prize from Vanderbilt University Press, which recognizes the best book in health/medicine each year.

 

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Where are they now? Justin Gill at Yale

Justin Gill

Justin Gill, who earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2013 at University of Washington Bothell, is now a student in the doctor of nursing practice program at Yale where he expects to graduate in 2019. Gill says his classes at UW Bothell taught him to consider broader concepts in health care and nursing.

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Butch de Castro, Academy of Nursing fellow

Butch de Castro

Butch de Castro, associate professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, has been selected as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. De Castro hopes to use his selection to continue advancing policies that address health disparities – the disproportionate burden of disease and illness among disadvantaged communities.

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Bandanas connect students with farmworkers

Brekwich Vasquez

During her working life, a woman has a 50 percent chance of being sexually harassed on the job, but for women farmworkers the figure is closer to 80 percent, says Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at University of Washington Bothell. Women farmworkers are more vulnerable to the unwelcome advances of male supervisors and managers because the women may not speak English and they’re likely dependent on the farm for transportation and housing.

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