Douglas Epps, '13 BSW, '15, MSW, worked as a detention officer at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma before enrolling at UW Tacoma. He is now a PhD student at UC Berkeley. Here he writes an op-ed calling for an end to the dehumnization of immigrants.
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Mohsin Alagi, '12 Healthcare Leadership, is the director of clinical research at Tacoma's Universal Research Group, which is coordinating local participation in a large-scale clinical trial of a potential Alzheimer's treatment sponsored by Novartis.
Marques Green, '18 Urban Studies, has been a YMCA daycare instructor at Lowell Elementary School in Tacoma, and is moving on to a job in urban planning. 4th-grader Brookelynn Bolechala pens an appreciation of "Mr. Marques" and the time he has spent with students and staff at Lowell.
Local historian and occasional UW Tacoma instructor Michael Sullivan led a tour of sites of Tacoma's historic Japantown, including spots in and around the UW Tacoma campus.
Associate Professor Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio is quoted about the nature of potentially toxic substances found in the drinking water of Dayton, Ohio. The compounds, perfluoroalkyls, are found in firefighting foams and may be a threat to water supplies around the country.
UW Tacoma is a collaborating partner, along with, among others, Tacoma Community College, MultiCare and CHI Franciscan, in the launch of the Health and Medicine Academy at Stadium High School.
Assistant Professor Jane Compson has developed a program (CARE: Compassion, Awareness, Resilience, and Empowerment) to help people deal with chronic stress.
The newspaper of the Puyallup Tribe has reprinted (with permission) the write-up about Dr. Danica Miller celebrating her receipt of a 2018 UW Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Ingrid Walker is quoted on the prevalence and acceptance of psychiatric medications such as Xanax (benzodiazepine or "benzos"), especially among young people. Walker is the author of High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users.
Senior Lecturer Tyler Budge's installation at the Museum of Glass includes 8,000 test tubes and a bee hive.