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Washington: Lisa Manhart Named New Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Lisa Manhart is the new associate dean for Research at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Dr. Manhart is a professor of epidemiology and adjunct professor of global health who has been on the faculty since 2003, after earning her PhD in epidemiology at the School. She has a long track record as an National Institutes of Health-funded investigator and currently serves as a standing member on the NIH Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases study section. An international expert on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Dr. Manhart has brought global attention to an emerging STI known as Mycoplasma genitalium.

“We’re a research powerhouse, and a major contributor to the reputation of the University of Washington as one of the world’s leading research institutions,” Dr. Manhart said. “The prestigious NTU Rankings that were just released put the UW at No. 4 among higher education institutions in the U.S. and we play an important role in this ranking. Our faculty do an amazing job and I’m looking forward to working with the departments and research centers to identify additional ways to support their research efforts.”

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