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Washington: Carey Farquhar Named Vice Dean for Education

Dr. Carey Farquhar is the new Vice Dean for Education for the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Dr. Farquhar is a professor of global health, epidemiology and medicine who has been on the UW faculty since 2002. She is a renowned expert in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention, testing and care in sub-Saharan Africa, and serves as director of the Kenya Research and Training Center and the National Institutes of Health NIH/ Fogarty International Center (FIC) International acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Research and Training Program, which has graduated more than 65 Kenyans with degrees from the UW over the last 20 years.

Among her new duties, she will oversee curricula for degree programs, steer the School of Public Health through the accreditation process, arrange faculty training for new pedagogy, and represent the School while interacting with other UW institutions.

“I’m looking forward to working with the different departments and programs to incorporate new student-centered teaching methods and to ensure our curricula reflect our values of diversity, equity and inclusion,” Dr. Farquhar said. She is also a practicing physician who will continue to see patients at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Farquhar earned her MD from Harvard Medical School in 1994, and her MPH in epidemiology from the UW SPH in 2001.

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