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Paul Shoemaker’s new gig and the best gift ever

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Hat tip to the Shoemaker

Next time you see Paul Shoemaker, congratulate him on joining WGHA’s 2018 board of directors. You may know Paul as a TEDx speaker, an author, or the founding president of Social Venture Partners International. But your high schooler may know him as the referee keeping the game clean on the basketball court.


African leaders discover their style

We’re talking management and leadership style, of course. Applications open today for the second cohort of the International Program in Public Health Leadership (IPPHL). IPPHL gives leaders the skills they need to do the big things they’re in charge of. The target audience: African mid-career managers working in government health systems. Want to know more? Click here. Still have questions? Email the program manager, Nadine Shaw.

IPPHL is a partnership of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, and the Center for Creative Leadership.


Tell me somethin’ good

Researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Fred Hutch combined their infectious disease- & cancer-defeating superpowers and found a new way to identify drugs that can treat malaria. And there’s reason to believe it’s not just malaria, because their novel approach may be a more efficient path to finding drugs that work on other infectious diseases, too. Good news for pretty much all of us.


New kid on the block

New to Washington’s global health community? We’ve got your back with the second session of Launch—a new employee orientation that connects you with other global health newbies and answers those burning questions: Who are we? What do we do now? And where are the best happy hours? Register today! And if you’re not new, please share with those friends who are (they’ll thank you later).


Best. Gift. Ever.

Not sure what to get your global health friends this year? Try nominating them for the Roux Prize. Applications just opened for this $100,000 award that honors people who are using the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Global Burden of Disease Study to make people safer and healthier throughout the world. Check out this video for previous Roux Prize winners and for more info on how to nominate a global health hero today (or before Jan. 31).


Meet Nancy

Please welcome Nancy Ehrig Kevorkian, WGHA’s new office manager. A Seattleite by birth (and a Husky by choice), Nancy moved back home after several decades on the East Coast. She likes to cook. We like to eat. What could be better?


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Roommate wanted

Five dynamic women working to build Washington’s global health community are looking for a roommate. Want an unfurnished corner office in the centrally located Tower Building at 7th & Olive? We’ll share the common area, the conference room, and the occasional leftover reception food. One block from South Lake Union street car, Westlake transit station, and the snail cookies at Sweetgrass.

Send official copy of transcripts, SAT scores, and photos of your art portfolio. JK! Drop us a line if you’re interested.


“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.”

Claire Bonilla, CEO of SightLife,
quoting Matsuo Bashō at the Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner & Auction


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